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)
Community Concert: Choose Your Own Adventure - The Dreamers
Percussion Workshop: From the Basics to Improvisation
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.

Community Concert: The Soldierʼs Tale (2014 Cantonese version)

A brand new interpretation of Igor Stravinskyʼs classic music theatre work The Soldierʼs Tale (1918), narrated in witty colloquial Cantonese combined with elements of physical theatre.

Performers: Euna Kim, Simon Hui, Vicky Shin, Benjamin Pelletier, Adrian Kelly, Leung Tak-wing, Chong Kai-hoi
Director:Ata Wong (with kind permission of Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio)

Date Time Venue
29 November 2014
(Sat)
7:30pm Hall, Mong Kok Community Hall
(L2, Mong Kok Complex, 557 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok)
30 November 2014
(Sun)
2pm Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
(72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan)
5pm

Running time of concert is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Free admission with tickets required^. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Community Concert: Choose Your Own Adventure - The Dreamers

Be ready as five local young and emerging composers will take you on an exciting musical adventure!

Composers: Alain Chiu, Lam Lai, Lui Ka-kai, Ng Ka-chun, Austin Yip Text Coordinator/Narrator: Heidi Law

Date Time Venue
12 October 2014
(Sun)
3pm Hall, Shek Kip Mei Community Hall
(Block 42, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Nam Cheong Street)

Running time of concert is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Free admission with tickets required^. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Percussion Workshop: From the Basics to Improvisation (Conducted in English)

To feel the rhythm with the body and create music with tailor-made or traditional musical instruments. The contents of the activity include movement and coordination games, body percussion patterns and music, improvisational ideas, patterns and graphical scores, unconventional percussion making and playing. (Same content for workshops A and B)

Instructor: Sascia Pellegrini

Workshop Date Time Venue
A
(Completed)
17, 24, 31 July &
7, 14 Aug 2014
(Thu)
7:30pm – 9pm Skyhigh
(5B Car Park, Tin Heng Estate, Tin Shui Wai)
B 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct &
1 Nov 2014 (Sat)
5pm – 6:30pm Function Room (1), Tai Po Civic Centre
(12 On Pong Road, Tai Po)

Target: Aged 12 or above, no musical experience is required

Course fee: $120# (5 sessions, 1 hour and 30 minutes)

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


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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
(Sat)
Session 1: 9am – 11am
Session 2: 11:15am – 1:15pm
Session 3: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
SOUTHSITE
(2B, 3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan)
Day 2 28 Dec 2014
(Sun)
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)

^Collection of Free Tickets:

1.

By Mail: Send a stamped envelop to HKNME (2B, 3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Hong Kong). Please specify the concert, date and number of tickets requested.

2.

In Person: Please obtain your tickets one month before the concert at the enquiries counter of the following venues: Hong Kong Cultural Centre (10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui) and Hong Kong City Hall (5 Edinburgh Place, Central).

3.

Online Registration: Please register at www.hknme.org and collect your tickets on the day of the concert. Please specify the concert, date and number of tickets requested.

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.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:


3568 8470 (HKNME)

E-mail:

info@hknme.org

Website:

www.hknme.org

Facebook:

hongkongnewmusicensemble

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.