Renowned Hong Kong-based composer Mui Kwong-chiu will stage his new production "Galaxy Reflections" next month.
"Galaxy Reflections" is his new cross-media musical presentation following last year's distinctive work "Percussive Colours". It integrates originally composed music by Mui, visuals by George Chang, dance and live music, with inspiring lighting and set design. The performance comprises six acts: "Stars Yun", "The Echoes of the River of Clouds", "Plastic Flux", "Rainbow of Colourful Stars", "Lines of Dance" and "Light Percussives".
Performing in the show will be Lung Heung-wing and Choy Lap-tak (both on percussion), Lung Heung-fai (violin), Ken Wu (flute/ xiao), Eric Leung (harmonica) and Elaine Kwok (dance).
A graduate of the Music Department of the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University majoring in film studies, Mui Kwong-chiu is an active Hong Kong composer. His rich composition portfolio includes cross-media works "Intoxicating Nature", "Percussive Colours", "Free Steps" and "Vibration in Stillness".
Mui has been composing and arranging commissioned works for local and overseas performance groups and artists, music festivals and important events, including the 2009 East Asian Games closing ceremony, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay ceremony in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra concerts in collaboration with renowned musicians.
George Chang is a sophisticated visual artist. He worked as a producer and cameraman for a TV station in the 1980s. He was the cinematographer for "Ah Ying", "Just like Weather" and "Dancing Bull", director and cameraman for many of the Artist Series for the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the set designer for the City Contemporary Dance Company's "The American Restaurant".
One of the programmes in the "Boundless Multi-Media Series" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Galaxy Reflections" will be held at 8pm on September 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) and 3pm on September 19 (Sunday) at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $140 and $180 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking and the Boundless Multi-Media Series package. Please refer to the programme leaflet and LCSD website for details.
Other programmes in the "Boundless Multi-Media Series" are "Boundless Multi-Media Lecture Series: Start Making Senses" (July 31 to August 22), "Gaff Aff" by Zimmermann and de Perrot (Switzerland) (October 1 to 3), and "City Inside a Broken Sky II" by Kung Chi Shing (October 8 and 9).
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp . Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk .
Ends/Friday, August 6, 2010