Hyperreality- an installation concert

Freespace The Box

Overview

An immersive visual concert in which music, installation and digital arts combine and interact, revealing the poetic landscape of a chaotic world

Description

Information is all around us, but while most people view data such as Hong Kong’s weather conditions as quite mundane, media artist Keith Lam sees a resource that can be harnessed to create kinetic, immersive performances.

 

In Hyperreality, Keith Lam partners with composer and musician Fung Lam to create a multimedia experience powered by such unexpected information and accompanied by music composed by Fung Lam and the Grammy Award-winning George Crumb from the USA. The music is performed live by the Hong Kong Contemporary Music Group and also includes a recorded performance by Cong Quartet.

 

Crumb’s Black Angels was written during the time of the Vietnam War. Its three movements, “Departure”, “Absence” and “Return”, echo the world’s current turmoil, while the dialogue between the turbulent music and Keith Lam’s video art and installation adds a layer of complexity to the performance. Fung Lam’s new composition Four Realities for ensemble and electronics responds to Black Angels’ sobriety and Keith Lam’s visual landscape with music for this new age performed by saxophone, cello and an electronic soundscape. The music is performed live by the Hong Kong Contemporary Music Group and also includes a recorded performance by Cong Quartet.

 

Hyperreality is a mesmerising musical experience that explores the real state of the world beyond mass media images.  Come and discover the invisible mindscape of music.

 

Repertoire:
George Crumb: Black Angels for Electric String Quartet

Performed by Cong Quartet (recorded performance):
Violin: Francis Chik, Chow Yip-wai
Viola: Evan Robinson
Cello: Cheng Yan-ho

 

Fung Lam: Four Realities for Ensemble and Electronics

Performed by:
Hong Kong Contemporary Music Group
Saxophone: Charles Ng, Timothy Sun

 

Artistic Team:
Media Artist: Keith Lam
Music Director, Composer and Performer: Fung Lam
Media Arts Team: Dimension Plus

Ensemble:
Hong Kong Contemporary Music Group
Saxophone: Charles Ng, Timothy Sun

Recorded performance: Cong Quartet
Violin: Francis Chik, Chow Yip-wai
Viola: Evan Robinson
Cello: Cheng Yan-ho

 

Organiser:
Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Ltd.

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