Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
「Hear The Now, NOW!」 (Conducted in English and Cantonese unless otherwise specified)

Production Team

Artistic Director / Project Coordinator : William Lane
Project Coordinator: Sharon Chan

Activities Include

Community Concert: Ligeti: Master Composer (Completed)
Community Concert: The Accordion (Completed)
Community Concert: The Soldier’s Tale (2014 Chinese version) (Completed)
Community Concert: Choose Your Own Adventure - The Dreamers (Completed)
Percussion Workshop: From the Basics to Improvisation (Completed)
Cross-Disciplinary Practice

About the Group

The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME) was founded in 2008 to present contemporary music to Hong Kong audiences. It has been widely praised for its innovative programming and interdisciplinary collaborations with artists from different mediums. The HKNME has collaborated with organisations including Zuni Icosahedron, Guangdong Modern Dance Company and Osage Gallery, and often has residencies at universities in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. It has toured to Hobart, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Angkor Wat, Taipei, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Macau. In 2012, the HKNME co-founded SOUTHSITE, a venue for its contemporary music activities. It was also named a one-year-grantee by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2013 it was awarded a project grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Home Affairs Bureau for organising “The Modern Academy”. In 2014, the HKNME is Resident Company at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

About the Programme

Hear The Now, NOW! aims at enriching public’s knowledge in new music through workshops and interactive performances. The project aims at reaching out to general public, and engages with the audience in the fascinating world of new music.

Cross-Disciplinary Practice

Participants will learn how to apply cross-disciplinary practices to their own interests and talents, through the five sessions in two days.

Course Content
Session 1
Sessions 2-4

Session 5



An Introduction to the work of Dr Samson Young
Pure Data workshop for interactive computer making. (Participants will learn to play with the instrument they have created by themselves with free software)
Public performance as a group (all are welcome, please visit www.hknme.org for details)

Instructors: Dr Samson Young & William Lane

Day Date Time Venue
Day 1 27 Dec 2014
Session 1: 9am – 11am
Session 2: 11:15am – 1:15pm
Session 3: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
(2B, 3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan)
Day 2 28 Dec 2014
Session 4: 10am – 12nn
Session 5: 2pm – 4pm

Requirements: Participants are required to attend all sessions and must bring a PC or Mac laptop with Pure Data downloaded.

Course fee: $120# (5 sessions in 2 days, 10 hours in total)

Workshop Application

Deadline for application: 7 days before workshop commencement
Maximum capacity for all workshops:20

Download Application Form

Workshop participants entitled to concessionary fee must attach a copy of the evidence of their identity or age together with the application form.

#50% discount available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients, people with disabilities and the minder. (Discount for CSSA recipients available with quota on a first-come-first-served basis).

Details of the other activities will be announced later.


Programme Enquiries:

3568 8470 (HKNME)







General Enquiries:

2591 1300 (LCSD)

The presenter reserves the right to substitute instructors, performers and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.