Monday, July 07, 2014

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.24 - PATCHWORK

 
 
Patchwork of physical sound & noise, weaving into an investigative ritual of existential introspection…

Performers:
Dave Phillips (CH)
Mei Zhiyong (CN)
Olaf Hochherz (DE)

Date: Jul-17, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Gallery, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Lok Fu MTR Exit B)
Admission: Pay What You Want

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha
Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Dave Phillips tour is supported by Pro Helvetia & Stadt Zürich Kultur.

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About the Performers:

Dave Phillips / dp (CH)
www.davephillips.ch
dp re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics and sonic rituals. Sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, an unrestrained language. Sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilized experience. dp's work engages, invites existentialist rumination, demands awareness, endorses sentient and environmental e/quality and encourages intervention and responibility; therapeutical aspects are acknowledged; a form of release is delivered, a liberating cleansing, a sound catharsis opposing the omnipresent reduction of existence and putting us in touch with our sentient origins as with the realities of our times - dp rings in the era of humanimal.

Sonically active for over 25 years, dp has appeared on 150+ releases and has played near to 400 concerts in 40 countries.

Mei Zhiyong (CN)
http://www.fuzztape.com/
Harsh noise performer, founder of the tape release label Fuzztape, and member of the Chinese noise collective NOJIJI. As a noise artist, he is looking for insane expression of high volume harsh noise, and unusual ways of releasing sound from all kinds of device.

Olaf Hochherz (DE)
http://hochherz.klingt.org/
Olaf Hochherz is born 1981 in Wuppertal/Germany. He improvises with self build electronic instruments and is interested in unstable systems. His goal is not to control a technical aperture but to create an associative field. The sounds have their own live. His playing tries to keep them alive. He is interested in the effect acoustic activity has, the relation between surrounding environment and instruments, between abstract sounds and associations, between electrical and other worlds.

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About Re-Records & NOISE to SIGNAL:
Re-Records is a record label initiated by experimental / electro-acoustic duo No One Pulse from Hong Kong. With Re, we don’t solely aim to be an outlet for releasing self-initiated or other affiliated projects, but also for artists and releases we deem interesting.
http://www.re-records.com/

Twenty Alpha | 20ά:
20α (Twenty Alpha) focuses on the development of experimental music and film in Hong Kong. We strive to connect musicians, filmmakers, organizations, venues from local and worldwide, and share the outcome with Hong Kong audiences, especially youth. Our goal is to provide a platform for experiment through interaction and collaboration. We believe knowledge and creativity can be enhanced by deeper level of collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Program & Ticketing enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230 / info@twentyalpha.org


Monday, June 16, 2014

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.23 - EXTENDED PLAY




4 guitars + 4 electrified souls…a freeform improvising guitar quartet featuring four of the most unconventional guitar players in Hong Kong. Extended Play is their debut performance in celebration of their 1st EP and upcoming album. Be perpared to change the way you think about guitar works...what's more? Mike Armine of Rosetta will be performing as special guest!!

Guitar Quartet:
Naturalismo (IT)
Error: Wrong (HK)
Sherman (HK)
Sin:Ned (HK)

Special guest:
Mike Armine (Rosetta / US)

Date: Jun-28, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Music Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Lok Fu MTR Exit B)
Admission: Pay What You Want

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha
Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

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About the Performers:

Naturalismo (IT)
It all starts with a microcassette recorder wandering in Rome subway, taping live cut-up bursts of saturated city life. Shifts to harsh noise that struggles to keep a buried layer of melody. Explores minimalism with irony, always loyal to cheapness and imperfection.
http://www.monstresparexces.com/

Error: Wrong (HK)
Error: Wrong is a Hong Kong based guitarist / electronic musician / improvisor. A guitarist and electronic musician who focuses on guitar improvisation and sound manipulation with laptop to fragmentize and alter the instruments' original sound.
https://soundcloud.com/errorwrong/

Sherman (HK)
Sherman plays electric guitar and effect pedals. His debut solo work “Politely We Grow Old” was released by Lona Records in 2006. He is also founding member of the experimental duo Yellow Crystal.
https://myspace.com/shermanho/

Sin:Ned (HK)
Also known as Dennis Wong / Wong Chung-fai. Experimentalist and improviser. Co-founder of Re-Records, and founding member of experimental outfits such as No One Pulse, After Doom and adeō.
http://www.re-records.com/people/sin-ned/

Mike Armine (Rosetta / US)
Mike Armine is a dark ambient, drone and noise musician from Philadelphia, United States. He has also known by membership and musical action as vocalist and sound manipulator of acts as Rosetta, Rise of Because, Zodiak and Temet Nosce.

http://mikearmine.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

iPad Music & Field Recordings Workshop @ Macau Cultural Centre

Enroll now!! Deadline: June-12, 2014!!

iPad Musicians Workshop

今時今日製作音樂何需複雜且昂貴的器材音樂發燒友只需iPad平板電腦入型入格的新音樂就可以一手掌握集創作、錄製及編輯於一身的iPad配合專業軟件即可創作各種音效和合成音軌輕鬆方便製作屬於自己的型格音樂任何空間也能是你的音樂工作室為玩音樂增添無限樂趣。
 
導師
黃仲輝是以Sin:Ned名義創作的即興實驗及噪音演奏家前樂評人同時亦是No One PulseAfter Doom等樂團的核心成員。他是香港實驗音樂廠牌Re-Records的創辦人之一及現任聲音藝術團體「聲音掏腰包」的顧問之一。
 
客席導師梁偉樂(Alok )駱廣豪(Timmy Lok)
 
Na era digital, já não é necessário recorrer a equipamentos complexos e dispendiosos para criar música. Qualquer artista pode hoje dar largas à imaginação e criar novas sonoridades apenas utilizando um iPad! Dennis Wong, aclamado músico experimental de Hong Kong, irá demonstrar aos participantes como utilizar o iPad e software profissional para criar música cool e original.
 
In this digital era, there is no need for complex and expensive equipment to make music. Now, with only an iPad, music fans can produce new musical sounds in whatever style, just by a click! Dennis Wong, renowned Hong Kong experimental musician, will show participants how to use an iPad and professional musical software to make personalized cool and trendy music.
 
對象 / Público-alvo / Target16歲或以上有興趣之人士 / Maiores de 16 anos / Aged 16 and above
日期 / Data / Date29.06 – 13.07          星期日 / Dom / Sun       10:00 – 12:00
人數 / Nº de participantes / No. of participants20
授課語言 / Idioma / Language粵語 / Cantonense / Cantonese
總時數 / Total de horas / Total hours6
費用 / Inscrição / Fee$400

Enroll here:

http://www.ccm.gov.mo/programme/prog14/summerworkshop/ipadmusicians_y.htm

Field Recordings Workshop

咖啡機的聲音、人潮的喧嘩聲、狂風的怒吼也可變成音樂嗎?當然可以!「實地錄音」為敢於突破的朋友打開音樂創作一扇廣闊之門。只要你想像到的,任何日常生活瑣碎的聲音都可以製作成音效或融入樂曲中,讓創作更容易激發聯想,引起聆聽者的共鳴。在整個創作過程中,錄音的技術與學問遠比設備重要,因此工作坊解構實地錄音的基礎知識,學員更有機會親身捐窿捐罅來收集各種聲音!
 
導師
黃仲輝是以Sin:Ned名義創作的即興實驗及噪音演奏家前樂評人同時亦是No One PulseAfter Doom等樂團的核心成員。他是香港實驗音樂廠牌Re-Records的創辦人之一及現任聲音藝術團體「聲音掏腰包」的顧問之一。
 
客席導師巢建威(KWC)陳銘揚(Eric Chan)
 
Dando asas à imaginação, este workshop demonstra como é possível criar excertos musicais com base em sons do quotidiano – e como estes podem até ser transformados em composições musicais. Dennis Wong, aclamado músico experimental de Hong Kong, irá explicar os conceitos básicos de gravação de sons-ambiente, levando os participantes à caça de sons pela cidade.
 
Using bold creative imagination, this workshop shows and shares how anyone can make useful and amazing acoustics from ordinary daily life sounds – and how to fuse them into a musical piece. Renowned Hong Kong experimental musician Dennis Wong will introduce the basics of ‘field recording’ taking participants on field trips to collect samples around the city.
對象 / Público-alvo / Target16歲或以上有興趣之人士 / Maiores de 16 anos / Aged 16 and above
日期 / Data / Date
29.06 – 20.07          逢星期日 / Dom / Sun       14:30 – 16:30 
 
人數 / Nº de Participantes / No. of participants20
授課語言 / Idioma / Language粵語 / Cantonense / Cantonese
總時數 / Total de horas / Total hours8
費用 / Inscrição / Fee$800
 
報名者需於報名同時遞交個人簡歷。
CV deve de ser entregue juntamente com a ficha de inscrição.
Resume must be submitted with the application form.
 
凡出席率達百分之八十或以上者可獲頒發出席證書。 / Será atribuído um certificado de participação a quem assistir a 80% das aulas. / A certificate of attendance will be given to participants attending 80% of classes.
Enroll here:
 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.22 - VISION QUEST


A vision quest for live electronic music and real-time generated moving images.

Performers:
Timmy Lok (HK)...
Alain Chiu (HK)
Yasunobu Zaizen (JP)

Live Visuals:
Dennis Wong (HK)

Date: Jun-14, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Music Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Lok Fu MTR Exit B)
Admission: Pay What You Want

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha
Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

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About the Performers:

Timmy Lok (HK)
Timmy Lok has been making electronic music since 1982, and is the founding member of electronic units Minimal, Juno and S.J. Mojo. As an electronic musician, he had performed in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, and as the supporting act for The Orb in Hong Kong. He had collaborated with a lot of musicians such as Jon Rose, and remixed for artists such as Moloko. Since 1989, he had taken part in over 20 compilations including: Eternal Blue Extreme: An Asian Tribute To Derek Jarman (Somnus, Canada 1994); Turntable Solos (compiled by Otomo Yoshihide / Amoebic Japan, 1999); An Anthology Of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (Sub Rosa Belgium, 2009); Tribute To FM3: Buddha Machine 4 Vol.1 (Lona Records Hong Kong, 2013).

As a composer, he makes theme music and soundtracks for computer games and multimedia projects since 1994. He also composed and arranged music for local pop artists such as Jan Lamb.

In 2013, he formed a new experimental electronic music duo, Self-Ox Randomness, with post-rock guitarist Eddie Hui, and started to produce and host a radio programme "EC Music Lecture" for DAB31, RTHK focusing on electronic music culture, gears and technology.
http://soundcloud.com/timmy-lok

Alain Chiu (HK)
An active composer in the music and multimedia scene of Hong Kong, Alain Chiu's music has been performed in concert halls and festivals throughout the world.

Chiu's music displays a kaleidoscope of influences from Takemitsu, Cage, Ades and Bach to mainstream music like King Crimson, the Beatles, Laurie Anderson and Bill Evans. The combination of insights he gained as a modern day flâneur and his multi-cultural musical influences results in what he calls an "urban existentialist" approach to classical music.

Along with choreographer Max Lee and dramaturge Frankie Mcnugget, Chiu is one of the creators of the experimental theatre group Trilateral which founded in 2013. Trilateral performed at 2013 People’s Fringe Festival as well as DETOUR 2013.
http://alainchiu.com/

Yasunobu Zaizen 財前康宣 (JP)
A Japanese electronic musician formerly known as yy_zz. He had performed for event such as “Unseen”, “2008 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture”, “10 Concert in Hong Kong”…etc. His works had been released by Niko label in Japan. Zaizen is now living and working in China.

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About organizers:

Re-Records
Re-Records is a record label initiated by experimental electro-acoustic duo No One Pulse from Hong Kong. With Re, we don’t solely aim to be an outlet for releasing self initiated or other affiliated projects, but also for artists and releases we deem interesting.
http://www.re-records.com/

Twenty Alpha | 20ά:
20α (Twenty Alpha) focuses on the development of experimental music and film in Hong Kong. We strive to connect musicians, filmmakers, organizations, venues from local and worldwide, and share the outcome with Hong Kong audiences, especially youth. Our goal is to provide a platform for experiment through interaction and collaboration. We believe knowledge and creativity can be enhanced by deeper level of collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Program & Ticketing enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230 / info@twentyalpha.org

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SUBLIMINAL LOUNGE #1 - World Premiere of BISING + Live Performance by Adythia Utama


Date and Time: May-24, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Venue: Tong Saam, 2/F, 716 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon (near Bute Street)
Admission: Pay What You Want

Movie Section: BISING (2014)
Director : Adythia Utama (Indonesia)
Duration: 70 minutes
Language: Bahasa Indonesia (English subtitles)
Movie trailer: https://vimeo.com/27034586

Synopsis: BISING is a documentary by Adythia Utama about people who make noise music in Indonesia. Indonesian music scene is very alive since 90's, excluding noise, and the majority of people do not know that there is also noise scene in Indonesia. In 2006, some people started taking attention when Danif from Kalimayat showed up in Indonesian music forum with his harsh noise style. The following is a list of the Indonesian noise artists who have appeared in the movie: Aneka Digital Safari, Sodadosa, Argot, Kalimayat, The Crowded Room, Sangsaka Worship, Shoah, terror/incognita, Duto Hardono (Hasana Press) and A Stone A.

About the Director/Performer: Adythia Utama was born in Ottawa at 10th December 1986. He graduated in 2010 with Bachelor of Art Degree from Jakarta Institute of the Arts Concentrating in Documentary Film Directing. He has worked as a Videographer at O Channel TV Station in 2008 and as a journalist/feature documentary at SCTV News Program in 2009. He also has worked at some big screen movies such as “Generasi Biru (2009)”, “Mama Cake (2012)”, and “Rayya, Cahaya Di Atas Cahaya (2012)”. Also served as the head of documentation of the idol group JKT48 during 2011-early 2014. Utama lives and works as a freelancer in Indonesia.

About Subliminal Lounge
Subliminal Lounge is a new series of movie screening and live performance event initiated by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha. Our aspiration is to create an interactive space to look into movie, moving image and live music in a new perspective.

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About organizers:

Re-Records
Re-Records is a record label initiated by experimental electro-acoustic duo No One Pulse from Hong Kong. With Re, we don’t solely aim to be an outlet for releasing self initiated or other affiliated projects, but also for artists and releases we deem interesting.
http://www.re-records.com/

Twenty Alpha | 20ά:
20α (Twenty Alpha) focuses on the development of experimental music and film in Hong Kong. We strive to connect musicians, filmmakers, organizations, venues from local and worldwide, and share the outcome with Hong Kong audiences, especially youth. Our goal is to provide a platform for experiment through interaction and collaboration. We believe knowledge and creativity can be enhanced by deeper level of collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Program & Ticketing enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230 / info@twentyalpha.org

Jointly presented by Re-Records and Twenty Alpha
Supported by Tong Saam

Saturday, May 03, 2014

LACKING SOUND FEST. # SPECIAL 2014『域外音』# 01「香港噪域」


LACKING SOUND FEST. # SPECIAL
2014『域外音』# 01「香港噪域」:
日期 date:2014/ 05/31
場地 venue : Changee 噪咖

失聲祭最新策劃獨立單元『域外音』場號#01 _「香港噪域」...
即將於5/31號登場!!!!!

本次將邀請到通過田野錄音以及裝置等形式, 探索聲音的可能性, 從而嘗試建立對聲音的哲理與語法, 將聲音看待為慾望的投射的香港聲音藝術家Edwin Lo (羅潤庭) ; 獲得首屆彭博(Bloomberg)新一代藝術家獎,活躍於音樂廳以外的藝廊、博物館、劇場等各類藝術場域的Samson Young (楊嘉輝) ; 香港樂評人、實驗電子及聲音創作人,獨立廠牌運營者Sin:Ned (黃仲輝) 參與演出。

同時,將於當天下午邀請藝術家們進行一場關於:「香港聲音音景_過去、現在與未來」講座,歡迎大家一同參與。

#0.01. SoundArt TALK時間Time : 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Free Entrance) @Changee 噪咖
#0.02. PERFORMANCE時間Time : 7:00 pm – 21:30 pm (Entrance Fee︱NT$.300) @Changee 噪咖

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.21: ( )



Date: May-16, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Music Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity...
Address: 135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Lok Fu MTR Exit B)
Admission: Pay What You Want

Performers:
Fritz Welch (US)
Sherman (HK)
Sin:Ned (HK)

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha
Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

About the performers:

Fritz Welch (US)
http://www.humansacrifice.net/
Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist with a shadow practice in visual endurance investigation. He is determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. He currently plays with FvRTvR (a duo with Guido Henneböhl), With Lumps (a duo with Neil Davidson) and the post-conceptual anti-band Asparagus Piss Raindrop. He was a member of the now defunct and perpetually grim Peeesseye. Welch has played in various improvising contexts with Tamio Shiraishi, Tony Conrad, Maya Dunietz, Dylan Nyoukis, Michael Vorfeld, John Butcher and many others. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now pleased to be based in Glasgow.
http://www.humansacrifice.net/

Sherman (HK)
Sherman plays electric guitar and effect pedals. His debut solo work “Politely We Grow Old” was released by Lona Records in 2006. He is also founding member of the experimental duo Yellow Crystal.
https://myspace.com/shermanho

Sin:Ned (HK)
Also known as Dennis Wong / Wong Chung-fai. Experimentalist and improviser. Co-founder of Re-Records, and founding member of experimental outfits such as No One Pulse, After Doom and adeo.
http://www.re-records.com/people/sin-ned/

Program & Ticketing enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230 / info@twentyalpha.org

Monday, April 21, 2014

SETE STAR SEPT China Tour 2014 - Guangzhou Stop


SETE STAR SEPT China Tour 2014 Guangzhou Stop
失序噪音碾核怪獸

Date: April-28, 2014
Time: 20:00...
Venue: 191Space
广州大道中路191号(地铁5号线五羊邨站A出口,五羊新城广场对面,同仁堂后面)

Tickets: RMB60 / RMB50 (Student)

Line-up:
SETE STAR SEPT (Tokyo)
Anti-Health (Guangzhou)
Sin:Ned w/ To + Adrian (Hong Kong)

Jointly presented by Full Label & Re-Records

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About SETE STAR SEPT:
http://en.7s7.org/

Sete Star Sept is a noisegrind band from Tokyo, Japan.

Sete Star Sept was started by Kiyasu (ex-The Endless Blockade) in 2004 in Japan. They began as a Gerogerigegege-influenced noisegrind band.

The band's name, "Sete Star Sept, " comes from a term used in pachinko, "7 star 7.” It has no meaning. "Sete" and "Sept" mean “seven” in Portuguese and French respectively.

In 2009, after appearing on various compilations, demos, and split releases, Sete Star Sept released their first album, "Revision Of Noise," on Fuck Yoga Records. Soon after, the lineup changed, with Kiyasu remaining on drums, and vocalist Kae taking on bass duties.

In 2011, Sete Star Sept embarked on their “World Tour 2011,” playing many shows in the U.S. (on the east coast), Germany, Netherlands, China, Malaysia,Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea. During that tour, they released a 50-track, 10" vinyl EP called "Gero Me" (Rage For All). The cover artwork was designed by underground manga artist, Shintaro Kago. At the beginning of 2012, Sete Star Sept appeared on a split 7” EP with CSMD, titled "Shrimp Tie" (No Fucking Labels/Stockroom) and a split 7" EP with Penis Geyser (SPHC).

From end of April to mid-May, 2012, Sete Star Sept toured the west coast of the United States, supported by Godstomper.

A 3" vinyl EP, "Kaama Dhaatu," was released by Fuck Yoga/Idoneum Bello. The songs on “Kaama Dhaatu” were recorded on reel-to-reel tape in Amsterdam by Poda (Patareni) during their 2011 European tour.

On August of 2012, Sete Star Sept toured Japan with U.S. noisecore band Penis Geyser, and released a 17-minute long, single track EP, "All is Wrong" on 8cm CD. On November, the "Vinyl Collection 2010-2012" CD was released by Fuck Yoga. On December, 3rd Malaysia and Singapore tour.

In 2013, Korea tour on March.
released Split 12" with Agathocles(B.O.G Records) and split 7" with Adolf Shitter(Underground Pollution Records). Australia tour on April. played Obscene Extreme Festival Australia. released a split 7" EP with Umbilical Tentacle(Tenzenmen) and a split 7" EP with Wolfe(The End Of Humanity).

U.S. tour on May and June.
played at Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas, released LP/CD called "Visceral Tavern" (SPHC). its artwork designed by Shintaro Kago, a split 10" EP with Noise(SPHC) and a split 5" EP with Violent Gorge(Pan Del Muerte Records).

European tour on July.
played at Obscene Exteme Festival Europe and Play Fast Or Don't Festival. secound Album "Sacrifice" LP/CD was released by Fuck Yoga. Japan tour on September with Archagathus and Violent Gorge.

UK and Ireland tour on Octorber.
released a split 7" EP with Madre Coca(B.O.G Records) and "Messenger Of The Darkness" CDEP (Placenta Recordings)

Current Line up

Kae : Vocal and Bass , Kiyasu : Drums

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kill The Silence 2014 - Macau & Hong Kong



Kill The Silence - HK - 27 April
https://www.facebook.com/KillTheSilenceFestival

 Following the huge success of the Kill The Silence Festival last year in with Macau 18 acts and over 12 hours of live performance, this year we are bringing the festival to both Macau and Hong Kong in April!!

Kill The Silence is the only independent music festival that embraces rock, electronic, experimental, noise music and independent short films screening in a genres breaking and boundaries crossing environment.

This year, we are bringing an even more impressive line-up for both Macau and Hong Kong...

Hong Kong Station
April-27, 2014
Time: 18:00 – 23:00
Venue: Multi-Media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Ticket: $100 (Walk in only) / $50 (Student)

Performers:
dj sniff (Japan) + Otomo Yoshihide (Japan) (Experimental / Electronic / Improvisation)

SETE STAR SEPT (Japan) (Grind Noise)

C-drik (Belgium ) (Experimental / Electronic)

Circuitrip (Singapore) (Noise / Experimental)

Mikko Savela (Sweden) (Experimental)

Naturalismo (Italy) + Sherman (Hong Kong) (Experimental / Noise / Improvisation)

adeō (Macau / Hong Kong) (Electronic / Experimental / Noise)

No One Pulse (Hong Kong) + Olaf Hochherz (Germany) (Electronic / Experimental)

Jointly presented by Re-Records, Day's Eye Records & Twenty Alpha
Short film screening curated by So-So Film
Venue sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Equipment Sponsor: Miso

 Macau Station
[Macau - April 26] Kill The Silence 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/1433353293571046/
 

Program & Ticketing enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230 / info@twentyalpha.org

Otomo Yoshihide @ SCM City University


http://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/news-events/events/cityu-30th-anniversary-cultural-festival-30-years-of-sound-art-in-hong-kong-mainland-china-and-the-world-presents-otomo-yoshihide/

Concert by Otomo Yoshihide (大友良英)
Date :
2014-04-25
Location :
M1060 Multimedia Theater, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre,18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Hong Kong
Time :
7:30pm
 
Lecture by Otomo Yoshihide (大友良英)
Date :
2014-04-29
Location :
M6094 Future Cinema Theater, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre,18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Hong Kong
Time :
7-9 pm
Free admission; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
 
For our second event of 30 years of Sound Art in Hong Kong, China, and the World, we feature Otomo Yoshihide : Japan’s most prominent experimental musician and composer performing with four local musicians in a unique setting.
Over the years, Otomo’s music has spanned across Free Jazz, Noise, Free Improvisation, Sound Art, popular music, film scores, and compositions for large amateur ensembles. Carrying the lineage of the Japanese Free Jazz movement that developed in the 1960’s, Otomo has exploited the sonic possibilities of both the electric guitar and turntable. He is one of the key figures who defined a now internationally recognized genre of Japanoise. His band Ground Zero, which as active throughout the 1990’s, has become legendary for their extreme stylistic collages and hyper energetic live performances. In the late 1990’s, Otomo lead Tokyo’s Onkyo (音響) movement, which crossed between minimalistic improvisations and Sound Art. Parallel to these, he also lead his jazz big band Otomo New Jazz Quartet (ONJQ) and scored award winning sound tracks for independent films and documentaries.

After the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit North-Eastern Japan in 2011, he initiated Project Fukushima, an outdoor festival and community art project in areas of Fukushima where he grew up during his youth. Together with local residents and artists, every year they host events that aim to remind people that life still goes on there, even after such severe calamity and environmental destruction caused by the nuclear reactor meltdown.

In 2013, Otomo won national recognition for his soundtrack for TV drama “Ama-chan” which aired every morning on the national public broadcasting network, NHK. Combining many musical styles from Jazz, Pop, Big Band, and hints of experimental music, the soundtrack became a household hit.
Interestingly, during the early 90’s, Otomo spent much of his time in Hong Kong before extensively touring Europe and the U.S. On each visits to Hong Kong, he actively collaborated with local experimental musicians.

For this exclusive performance at SCM, local musicians Sin:Ned (Electronics), Fiona Lee (Electronics), Chin King (Guzheng), and dj sniff (turntables) will join Otomo in a unique performance inspired by his installation performances Yuheisha (幽閉者) and Ensembles. Performers are dispersed around the audience with no center stage and without much visual contact with each other. Silence, time, and space become equally significant elements in the loosely composed music being made on the fly.

The following week, he will give a talk about his work in music and film. He will also talk about responsibilities felt by Japanese artists after the disasters in 2011 and the actions they took.

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