From Blackbird and The Box in the 1980s, AMK and Huh!? in the 1990s, My Little Airport and Chochukmo in the 2000s and GDJYB and Stranded Whale in the 2010s, Hong Kong independent music has undergone major shifts and embraced a wide range of styles and genres.

In this talk, Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, explores the development of indie music in Hong Kong from the 1980s to the 2010s. The discussion reflects on the relationship between the local independent music scene and post-handover culture and social development in Hong Kong, as well as the influence of the independent music scenes in the US and Britain on Hong Kong indie music. 

Date:
18 June 2019 (Tuesday)

Time:
7:30pm–9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker:
Stella Lau

Language:
Cantonese

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

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Enquiries:
Please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or learning@wkcda.hk during office hours.

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. 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:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 3:30pm on the day of the event.

About Speaker:

Stella Lau

Stella Lau, former Programme Director in Performing Arts at HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, completed her Ph.D. at the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool. She received two major scholarships awarded by EMI Music Sound Foundation and the University of Liverpool Graduates’ Association (Hong Kong). A monograph based on her doctoral research on electronic dance music culture, Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture, was published by Routledge (New York). Recently, she has been invited to co-write a book chapter on Hong Kong popular music for Routledge: Made in Hong Kong: World Popular Music Series. Stella Lau has also published her autobiography in Chinese.

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