Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kill The Silence 2014 - HK Station


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.

Related Videos:
https://vimeo.com/1802106
http://youtu.be/oMQFtY6X_V8
http://youtu.be/Wg6k9Xf3tvc
http://youtu.be/OPevAPYkxHk

Saturday, March 15, 2014

[Sin:Ned] Organs Without Body (Cult) Live



[Sin:Ned] Organs Without Body (Cult) Live
Date: Apr-12, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Cao Box, Macau

Performer:
Sin:Ned (feat. To)
After Doom
adeo
No One Pulse
 
Live visuals by Laurent Valdès

Ticket: Free Admission

This "(Cult) Live" is a part of the "Organs Without Body Live Tour" for Sin:Ned’s latest album release "Organs Without Body" (RE-CD-012).

"Organs Without Body" (http://www.re-records.com/discography/re-cd-012/) is the lastest full length album featuring four solo improvisations recorded in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Macau on Chapman Stick, from one of the most enigmatic noise practitioners in Hong Kong. With huge amount of feedback, distortion, and extreme physical manipulation, Sin:Ned is pushing the Chapman Stick far beyond it’s original sonic existence, into a realm of pure energy, frequency and vibration. Brutal blend of physical doom metal on acid for extreme noise droners.

Four innovative music groups will be performing awesome live at Cao Box, starting from Sin:Ned’s own garage noise duo with To, freeform extreme grind/drone noise trio After Doom, to the experimental electronic sound of No One Pulse and Adeo.

Jointly presented by Re-Records, Day's Eye Records & Twenty Alpha.


In association with LMA

Venue partner: Cao Box

Programme & Ticketing Enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com

Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230 / info@twentyalpha.org

Homage to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958 – 2013)



Homage to Zbigniew ...Karkowski (1958 – 2013)
Date: Friday 28th March, 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Performed by: Sin:Ned, e:ch, Zen Lu and Dickson Dee
Ticket Price: Free Admission

We pay homage to one of the most important and influential experimental musicians and composers of our time: Zbigniew Karkowski.

Karkowski strongly believed that geographical, political and social exile is a necessary condition for true and honest creation. He was not interested in the traditional definition of music, in his opinion, all musical theory and systems as cultural concepts must be destroyed. In his latest work, his main concern was to realize drama with sound – electronic and acoustic walls with the architectures of ruins transcribed in the scores.

The documentary film “Fxxk You: Fxxking Noise in China Now” comprised of 100 minutes of electronic noise music and harsh speeches: a road movie between Beijing and Shanghai featuring Torturing Nurse, Wang Changcun, Wang Fan, Li Jian Hung, Dickson Dee, the poet Sun Meng Jin and Zbigniew Karkowski as radical red line.

The after-screening live concert will feature performance by Dickson Dee, ZenLu, e:ch and Sin:Ned, who are both friends and long time collaborators of Karkowski.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

[Sin:Ned] Organs Without Body (Underground) Live


Date: Mar-­7, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue:
Underground Garage
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity...
135 Junction Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong Lok Fu MTR Exit B)

Free Admission

This is part of the “Organs Without Body Live Tour” for Sin:Ned’s latest CD release “Organs Without Body” (RE-CD-012).

For this specific occasion, 4 local underground outfits will be presenting their out-rock approach, ranging from Sin:Ned’s own garage noise trio with To (Loiter / After Doom) and Adrian (After Doom), raw punk rock trio Dead Governor, to the experimental rock sound of The Language Lab and Heroses.

Garage noise experience from the underground...

Line­up:
Sin:Ned w/To & Adrian Leung (Garage Noise Trio)
The Language Lab (Experimental Percussions & Guitar Duo)
Heroses (Experimental Rock Duo)
Dead Governor (Garage Punk Trio)

Jointly presented by Re-Records & twenty.alpha

Venue sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Enquiry & reservation: rerecordshk@gmail.com

◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇

About Sin:Ned
http://www.re-records.com/
Sin:Ned, aka Dennis Wong / Wong Chung-fai, is an improviser, experimentalist and noise practitioner from Hong Kong. He regards himself as a sonic medium and his works, only manifestation of sound that already exists but unheard. His practice on noise and sound signifies a strong sense of sonic mysticism in search of direct and pure physical sound experience through chaos, errors and the extremes. As an instrumentalist, he struggles to defy all existing rational and orthodox structures by pursuing a “meaningless, aimless and purpose-less” sonic existence. His choice of instrument and materials ranges widely from Chapman Stick, guitars, laptop, hardware synths, circuit bent instruments, field recordings to various unusual non-musical objects and devices. He is the co-founder of Re-Records (www.re-records.com) and advisor of soundpocket (www.soundpocket.org.hk); also founding member of experimental outfits No One Pulse, After Doom and adeo. He is currently running the live performance series NOISE to SIGNAL for improvised noise and experimental music

Being a veteran writer of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB (Music Colony Bi-Weekly), his writings had influenced a wide spectrum of experimental musicians and listeners in Hong Kong and China. As a sound improviser, he has offered performance and creative work for concert, sound installation, workshop, audio-visual and theatrical performance such as Get It Louder (2007), Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (2007, 2009), Architecture is Art Festival (2009), Notch Festival 2009 Guangzhou Station (2009),
Against 2012: Fukuoka Extreme Music Festival (2012), New Vision Arts Festival (2012), Miji Festival (2013), Kill The Silence Festival (2013), Freespace Festival (2013)…etc.

He has collaborated with artists such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Alfred 23 Harth, Yan Jun, Torturing Nurse, dj sniff, and Dickson Dee…etc. His works have been featured in the infamous Belgium imprint
Sub Rosa’s “An Anthology of Chinese Electronic Music” and “An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 7”.

About Organs Without Body
http://www.re-records.com/discography/re-cd-012/
Organs Without Body is the lastest full length album featuring four solo improvisations recorded in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Macau on Chapman Stick, from one of the most enigmatic noise practitioners in Hong Kong. With huge amount of feedback, distortion, and extreme physical manipulation, Sin:Ned is pushing the Chapman Stick far beyond it’s original sonic existence, into a realm of pure energy, frequency and vibration. Brutal blend of physical doom metal on acid for extreme noise droners.

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.20: Philippe Petit Live



NOISE to SIGNAL 0.20: Philippe Petit Live

DATE: Mar-­1, 2014
TIME: 8:00 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

PERFORMERS:
Philippe Petit (FR)
Ahkok Wong (HK)
Error: Wrong (HK)

Jointly presented by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha

Venue sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Enquiry & reservation: rerecordshk@gmail.com

◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇◇

About Philippe Petit:
http://www.bip-hop.com/
Philippe Petit regards himself as a "musical travel agent" instead of a composer.

Since the early 2000s he have been performing the world, playing festivals all over Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia & Asia...etc. His works have been released by several international labels such as Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Alrealon Musique, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, HelloSquare, Public Eyesore, Utech, Staubgold, etc.

To compose music, he uses various instruments or devices, though most notably an Electric Psalterion + Hackbrett Cymbalum + Caterpillar Drum Guitars built by Yuri Landman + turntables as well as a computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. On top of these, he also make use of various non-musical materials and objects such as glasses, pieces of wood, stones, or percussive objects, as well as taking advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds.

Dealing with Electroacoustics, he relies on electricity/amplification to produce, manipulate, work on sound-material, but trying his best to explore various genres and make sure that each of my albums differs from the previous one, trying to avoid routine to surprise the listeners.

As journalist for various magazines/radios since 1983, as well as a musical activist, he has celebrated 30 years of activism, sharing musical passions...

He is also the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp.

About Re-Records & NOISE to SIGNAL:
www.re-records.com
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.

Noise to Signal is a performance series for improvised noise and experimental music within the context of performing art. Artists who had performed in our concert series:
… (CH), ~1escV? (FR), 23N! (JP), Achun (MO), adeo (HK), After Doom (HK), ahshun aka bjornho (HK), Alexei Borisov (RU), Alfred 23 Harth (DE), Alok (HK), ASTMA (RU), Black Zenith (SG), Brian O’Reilly (SG), Burnie (MO), Caligine (IT), Christiaan Virant (FM3), Circuitrip (SG), Claudio Rocchetti (IT), Composers Union of New Tunes (HK), Crosshair (MO), Da Xiao (CN), Dawang Huang the Black Wolf (TW), Dickson Dee (HK), dj sniff (NL), DJ Urine (FR), Diode (HK), e:ch (MO), Error: Wrong (HK), Eva Tana (MO), Everdark (HK), Fiona Lee (HK), Forget the G (MO), Fritz Welch (UK), Fumiko Ikeda (JP), Gary War (US), Gentle Ohm (VN), Go Koyashiki (JP), Gregory Buttner (DE), Heivard (HK), Heroses (HK), High Wolf (FR), iii (HK), James Fei (US), Joao Vasco Paiva (HK), Jun-Y CIAO (CN), Kazuhisa Uchihashi (JP), Kevin Pan (HK), Klaus Janek (IT), KLC_NIR (CN), KWC (HK), Laurent Valdès (CH), LAVY (MO), Li YangYang (CN), Li Zenghui (CN), Lin Zhiying (CN), Matija Schellander (AT), Margie Tong (HK), Mei ZhiYong (CN), Meta Fog (HK), Naturalismo (IT), Nerve (HK), No One Pulse (HK), noid (AT), Oetzi.P (HK), Olaf Hochherz (DE), Olga Nosova (RU), Patrick Donze (CH), Purple Pilgrims (NZ), Ricardo da Silva (CH), Richard Francis (NZ), Sascia Pellegrini (IT), Shelf-Index (HK), Sherman (HK), shotahirama (JP), Sin:Ned (HK), sinek (MO), Syndrome WPW (CH), Taishi Kamiya (JP), Tetragrammaton (JP), The Invisible Frog and Time Machine aka Ronez (CN), The Language Lab (HK), Toshikazu Goto (JP), ::vtol:: (RU), WhyOceans (MO), Wilmer Ongsitco Chan (HK), Wilson Tsang (HK), wyxmm (SG), Yan Jun (CN), Yang Xiu (CN), Yellow Crystal (HK), Yukitomo Hamasaki (JP), Zbigniew Karkowski (PL), ZenLu (CN), ZHANG You-Sheng (TW)…

[Sin:Ned] Organs Without Body (Peak) Live



Date: Feb-­22, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Saffron on the Peak
G/F Block A Dairy Farm Building
100 Peak Road, The Peak
Hong Kong

Free Admission

The ultimate peak experience "mindlessly" tailored for the Organs Without Body tour...a "here & now" only quintet of freeform improvised noise and experimental music. More than East Meets West and beyond Good & Evil...both an enternal battle and return of the imperfectly "rights" and the perfectly "wrongs"...

Line­up:
Sin:Ned (Stick & electronics)
Alain Chiu (Piano)
Chin King (Guzheng)
dj sniff (Turntable)
Les Fong (Percussions)

Jointly presented by Re-Records & twenty.alpha

Proudly supported by Saffron on the Peak

Enquiry & reservation: rerecordshk@gmail.com