Freespace welcomes five classical composers – Lin Chia-ying, Chang Yu-hsin and Cheng I-Ily Cheng from Taiwan and Daniel Lo and Angus Lee Yi-wei from Hong Kong – for a two-day artistic exchange on current developments in contemporary classical music in the region. The event includes a free public seminar with Lin Fang-yi (Taiwanese Contemporary Music Curator), William Lane (Founder and Artistic Director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME)) and Kung Chi-shing (Artistic Associate (Music) of West Kowloon), as well as a free concert and sharing session on the process of composing.

HK x TW Contemporary Music Talk | Concert

HK x TW Contemporary Music Talk

The Taiwanese curator of the HK x TW Contemporary Music Talk, Lin Fang-yi, joins William Lane, Founder of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Kung Chi-shing, Artistic Associate (Music) of West Kowloon, to explore the development of contemporary classical music in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the wider Asia region.

Date:
31 October 2019 (Thursday)

Time:
8:00pm-9:30pm

Venue:
The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Speakers:
Lin Fang-yi (Taiwanese Contemporary Music Curator)
William Lane (Founder and Artistic Director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME))
Kung Chi-shing (Artistic Associate (Music) of West Kowloon)

Language:
English and Mandarin

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

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Concert

The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Studio Acht perform works by the six featured composers: Lin Chia-ying, Liu Wei-chih, Chang Yu-hsin and Cheng I-Ily from Taiwan and Daniel Lo and Angus Lee Yi-wei from Hong Kong. The event opens with a pre-concert sharing session with the composers on their creative process.

Concert Programme:
Daniel Lo Poids (2019)
Angus Lee Yi-wei APOCRYPHA (2019) (World Premiere)
Lin Chia-ying The Gaze (2014)
Lin Chia-ying ISOLARION (2018)
Liu Wei-chih Builders of Light II (2019)
Cheng I-lly Cheng Waves (2016)
Chang Yu-hsin In the Midst of Wihering (2019)

Date:
1 November 2019 (Friday)

Time:
7:00pm (Sharing session), 8:00pm-9:45pm (Concert)

Venue:
The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Speakers:
Lin Chia-ying, Chang Yu-hsin, Cheng I-Ily, Daniel Lo, Angus Lee Yi-wei

Language:
Cantonese and Mandarin

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

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Enquiries:
Ms Cheung (852) 2200 5409, diana.cheung@wkcda.hk

Accessibility Services:
Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please request with at least 4 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force 3 hours before the start of the performance, the performance will be cancelled.

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Programme Partner:

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Founded in 2008 by William Lane, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME) is widely praised for its innovative programming, the Ensemble's productions include concerts, educational outreach events, and interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects with artists from different artistic fields.

 

Studio Acht
Advocated by composer and art critic Lin Fang-yi, who co-founded the organization in 2013 with an ensemble of musicians, composers, artists and performance groups with a focus on contemporary music and contemporary art.

With many emerging new Taiwanese artists and musicians with vibrant performance energy, Studio Acht is devoted to creating a platform for bringing these talented artists to the international stage.

 

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