A multimedia experience combining live music, video and installation (Hong Kong premiere)
The shipping route between Hong Kong and Hamburg is one of the busiest in the world. Every year, thousands of containers get lost, floating in the seas …
The cross-disciplinary collaboration Contain is a multimedia experience combining live musical performance, video and installation. The Hong Kong version of this international co-production brings together new pieces by Berlin-based composer Simon James Phillips, works by artist Samson Young, and other stimulating live performances by soloists of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Developed over the course of four years, and inspired by the busy shipping routes connecting transcontinental sea ports like Hamburg and Hong Kong, the work explores shifting cultural identities and notions of in-betweenness – and draws the audience into floating states of disorientation through an interactive acoustic, visual and spatial experience.
On 3 and 4 September (Saturday and Sunday) the performance is accompanied by two free afternoon Sonic Encounter sessions in The Room. Curated by Freespace, and performed by Hong Kong-based avant-garde musicians, the improvisation sessions showcase the dynamic possibilities of sounds on Eurorack.
Various stages of Contain have been made possible with the kind support of the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme (Hong Kong), Goethe Institute International Coproduction Fund (Germany), Radialsystem (Germany) and Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Germany).
Performers: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble Artistic Team: Amy Chan, Nathalie Cheung (Drama COLLABoratory) Artist: Samson Young
Remote contribution from Germany: Performer: Ensemble Resonanz Composer: Simon James Phillips Concert designer and videographer: Folkert Uhde Dramaturg: Elisa Erkelenz
Co-presented by: Freespace and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
with the support of the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut
Supported by Radial Stiftung and Ensemble Resonanz
10% discount for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, CSSA recipients, wheelchair users and a companion and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission. Concessions are available on a first come, first served basis.
Suitable for ages 6 and above.
In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is reduced and may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
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You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break.
For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
Please scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code before entering the venue. If you are exempted from using the app, our staff will help you record your personal details.
Visitors must also present their COVID-19 vaccination record (with proof of two or three vaccinations, third should be 6 months after second), exemption certificate or relevant proof of infection/recovery. For unaccompanied children under the age of 12, or visitors whose vaccination record or exemption certificate is not presented or does not contain the relevant Hong Kong-issued QR code, our staff will help you record your personal details.
For unaccompanied children under the age of 12, or visitors whose vaccination record or exemption certificate is not presented or does not contain the relevant Hong Kong-issued QR code, our staff will help you record your personal details.
Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be allowed to enter.
Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
Special seating arrangements are being implemented. Please follow the instructions of our staff.