Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
“Soaring Trio” Advanced Music Composition Training Project

Trailer of the Project (In Cantonese)

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Project Period

October 2013 – July 2014

This training programme provides advanced training in music composition for students under the theme of contemporary serious music, to cultivate their ability in art appreciation and composition using proper notation. The programme includes training classes, concert appreciation and composer-performer workshops. Excellent work by the students may have the chance to be performed in public or broadcast. Besides demonstrating their talents in composing and playwriting, students are also encouraged to express themselves and communicate effectively with other people. Under this programme, participating students may choose to compose for solo, duet or trio.

Hong Kong Composers’ Guild

Founded in 1983, the Hong Kong Composers' Guild is a professional association of serious composers with the objectives to promote and cultivate music composition in Hong Kong.

Instructors

Class A
Dr. Hung Ming-kin, Christopher

Hung’s works have been performed by professional musicians, such as Het Collectief (Belgium), Ensemble Modern (Germany), Nieuw Ensemble (Netherlands), Next Mushroom Promotion (Japan) and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) (USA) etc. In 2007, Hung has served as Part-time Composition Instructor in the ISCM Music Creativity Education Campaign. Since 2009, Dr. Hung has served as Teaching Assistant at the Department of Music, CUHK; he also teaches at Macao Polytechnic Institute, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK and School of Continuing Education, HKBU.

Tang Man-ngai
Tang studied composition and electronic music with Law Wing-fai and Clarence Mak, then awarded the Composers and Authors Society Scholarship for Overseas Studies to pursue graduate work at the University of Melbourne, from which he received a Master of Music Degree in 2001. Tang has written solo, chamber, vocal, electronic, multi-media and orchestral music. His compositions have been performed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and Switzerland. He is now a part-time lecturer at the Composition Department of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Class B
Dr. Tam Chin-fai, Samuel

Tam worked in the field of popular music production had received several essential awards. In recent years, Tam has switched his focus to serious music composition. His works have been performed by several professional ensembles and performers, included Hong Kong Kamerata, Sregnis Singers, The Cantacore Society, tenor Valentin Johannes Gloor, pianists Simone Keller and Shum Kin-wai, and yangqin player Brain Lai. His string quartet Shan Shui I was selected for the final round of the 7th International Music Contest Città di Udine, and was published in Italy.

Dr. Tang Lok-yin
Tang’s has been commissioned by different parties in Hong Kong and overseas included the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Dance Company, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Webern Symphonie Orchestra (Austria), Luxembourg Sinfonietta etc. Tang's works achieve mastery between Chinese and Western music, as well as in instrumental music, dance and operaetic music. Tang’s music has been frequently performed around the world, with a brilliant track record of prizes and awards to her credit. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance and educational undertaking.

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Details

  Class A Class B
Date/ Time: Oct 2013 – Jun 2014
(Every Sat; except public holidays and school examination) 10am – 11:30am
Oct 2013 – June 2014 (Every Sat; except public holidays and school examination) 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (Unit 707, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai) and LCSD venue in Wan Chai District Conference Room, Tsuen Wan Town Hall (72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan) or LCSD venue in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing District
Finale Performance : Jul 2014, Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
Target* : Secondary school student
Quota : 12 per class
No. of sessions : 24
Fee# : $336 per student
Language used : Cantonese
* All participating students should have at least three years’ experience playing a musical instrument or ability equivalent to Grade 5 Music Theory of the ABRSM. Priority will be given to those who have previously participated in the School Arts Animateur Scheme (Music Composition Animateur Scheme). If the programme is oversubscribed, applicants will be invited to attend auditions.
# Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.
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Educational Talk cum Demonstration

Through a formal audition exercise, a panel of adjudicators will study all the final compositions and select the best pieces among the classes for the Educational Talk cum Demonstration to be held at a LCSD performing venue so that students will share the results of their training with members of the public.

Programme Detail
3.7.2014 (Thursday)
7:30pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
(1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, N.T. Hong Kong)
Free admission by ticket.

Production Team
Music Director: Dr. Joshua Chan
Projector Coordinator: RhapsoArts Management
Instructors: Dr. Hung Ming-kin, Christopher, Tang Man-ngai, Dr. Tam Chin-fai,
      Samuel, Dr. Tang Lok-yin
Musicians: Carmen Ma (Flute), Cass Ho (Viola), Martin Choy (Bass Clarinet)

Programme Length
The programme lasts for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission

Enquiries
Programme Enquiries: 2591 1722 (LCSD) / 2722 1650 (RhapsoArts Management)

Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the programme.
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change programme and performers should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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Collection of Free Tickets

Free tickets are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Each patron may get a maximum of 4 tickets.

1. By Mail
All participating students should have at least three years’ experience playing a musical instrument or ability equivalent to Grade 5 Music Theory of the ABRSM. Priority will be given to those who have previously participated in the School Arts Animateur Scheme (Music Composition Animateur Scheme). If the programme is oversubscribed, applicants will be invited to attend auditions.
2. By e-mail to apoab1@lcsd.gov.hk
Please indicate name and number of ticket. A confirmation e-mail will be sent. Please bring along with the confirmation e-mail to the counter at Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall at 7pm on the performance date to collect the ticket.
3. Tickets are distributed from 13 June at the enquiry counter of Sha Tin Town Hall
Time of Distribution: Monday – Friday (Except Public Holidays) 9am – 9pm
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Application method

Please send the completed application form to Audience Building Office by following methods:

1. Application and Enquiries: 2591 1722
2. By fax: 2591 1160
3. By email: mscmak@lcsd.gov.hk
4. By mail: 11/F., Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Audience Building Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (please mark “New Synergy Arts Animateur Scheme” on the envelope)

Application deadline:6 September 2013 (Fri)
Download Application Form (Chinese version only)