FLIGHT – Sights, Sounds & Shows @ Shalowan – Music: Sounds of Disappearance

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科學家Caroline Dingle此談及於沙螺灣看見不同的鳥類,以及那兒雖然鄰近機場跑道但牠們仍在此生活的原因。(英語解說)
Scientist Caroline Dingle speaks of the different birds she saw in Shalowan and why they are there despite the proximity of the airway.
What does composer Joyce Tang feel about traditional and new music?

Credit: Carroll Li

The soundscapes of the 300-year-old Shalowan Village have changed drastically since the Hong Kong International Airport opened in Chek Lap Kok across the bay. The mixture of sounds from nature and the urban environment contribute to the identity of the place now. Written for toy piano, horn, percussion with pre-recorded sounds from Shalowan, the piece explores how the urban environment, especially that of the airport, play a role in the disappearance of the village. Taking the idea of flight, the movements of the work encapsulate the concepts of Leaving, Disappearance and Memory.

Public Shows
3, 10, 11 Nov (Music Performance) 15:50 - 16:20; 16:50 - 17:20 (Discover & Explore activity)16:20 - 16:50
4 Nov (Music Performance) 12:45 - 13:15; 13:45 - 14:15 (Discover & Explore activity) 13:15 - 13:45
Venue Village House A, Shalowan (Venue Code 5: Map

Dr Caroline Dingle - Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, HKU
Dr Dingle combines behavioural studies with genetic analysis and other tools to answer questions about the processes that create and maintain biodiversity, particularly in tropical ecosystems. Before moving to Hong Kong, she worked primarily in the Amazon Basin. Her current research has now shifted to urban ecology working primarily with birds and bird songs.

Joyce Tang - Composer

Joyce is a much sought after composer. Her numerous commissions include her string quartet Lineae (2014) which won the Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble 2015 Call for Scores award. Her recent commissioned orchestral work Clear Light (2015), premiered at the HK Arts Festival in March 2015, received its European premieres by the HK Sinfonietta in Geneva, Zürich and Fribourg in October 2015.
Composer for AFTEC’s theatrical productions including The 39 Steps (2014) and Twelfth Night (2016).
An Asian Cultural Council Fellow for 2017 and based in New York in 2018. PhD in musicology at the University of HK. She currently teaches at the University of HK and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Tim Chan - (Percussion)

Founder of the two piano and percussion ensemble QUARTER.
Guest percussionist with the HK New Music Ensemble and the Macau Orchestra. Also featured as percussionist in I Speak Music, 2014 Freespace Festival at West Kowloon Cultural District, the 2012 Weekend Concert at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and the Harry Partch workshop at the Asia Society HK. Chan had created music for City Contemporary Dance Company, the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection, etc.
Currently the Tutor of Choir & Ensemble at the HK International Institute of Music.

Wilson Chau - (Horn / Didgeridoo)

Founder of contemporary music ensemble The Seekers and brass quintet MR. Brass”. A Hong Kong based Neo Creative soloist, improviser and orchestral musician, Wilson was principal horn of Collegium Musicum HK. His performances include HK New Music Ensemble, New Vision Arts Festival, Freespace Happening, ‘‘Share the Stage” Program with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra and appearances in Carnegie Hall and National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Linda Yim - (Toy Piano)

Dedicated to solo and chamber music recitals, Linda worked with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Bach Choir and Zuni Icosahedron. She performed in mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom. Member of the HK New Music Ensemble and currently teaches at HK Baptist University HK Institute of Education.

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