HKUST Summer Festival 2024:Pulse of Change - Contemporary Percussion and Sustainable Soundscapes

7:45pm - 9:00pm
Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

HKUST Summer Festival 2024:
Pulse of Change - Contemporary Percussion and Sustainable Soundscapes
改變的脈動 - 當代敲擊樂與永續聲景

 

DATE AND TIME 日期及時間 : 

Jun 7, 2024 (Fri)  |  7:45 - 9:00 pm

 

Toolbox Percussion's "Pulse of Change" will feature a captivating array of innovative compositions and performances.

Nathaniel Stookey's "Junkestra" on mesmerizing display of upcycled instruments will be staged after the Hong Kong premiere by Toolbox Percussion in 2023; Ken Ueno's "Arashiyama" on bamboo with its ethereal sounds as a versatile and evocative instrument will stage its Hong Kong premiere. Other works including "Urban Construction" by Austin Yip, "Torched and Wrecked" by David Skidmore and works by Philip Glass also express a completely different sentiment. Through masterful compositions for marimba, vibraphone, bamboo, and various found objects, Toolbox Percussion will transport audiences on a sonic journey exploring themes of cultural diversity, sustainability, and social change.

 

敲擊襄的音樂會「改變的脈動」,將以一系列的創新作品為觀眾帶來精彩難忘的晚上。

2023年由敲擊襄作香港首演後,納芬尼爾.史圖基(Nathaniel Stookey) 的代表作《廢物樂團》(Junkestra) 將再度於香港上演,觀眾能再次欣賞樂手在再造樂器上演奏;上野健(KenUeno) 的新作《嵐山》(Arashiyama) 為香港首演,樂曲只有竹子作單一樂器,其獨特而清脆的聲音讓人回味。葉浩堃的《建築都市》(Urban Construction)、大衛.斯基德莫爾(David Skidmore)《殆盡》(Torched and Wrecked) 以及菲利普·格拉斯的作品則為觀眾帶來另一番感受。透過馬林巴琴、顫音琴、竹子和各種現成物品,敲擊襄將帶領觀眾踏上探索文化多樣性、永續發展和社會變革主題的聲音之旅。

 

Performance Program:

Philip Glass - Opening from Glasswork

Ken Ueno - Arashiyama (Hong Kong PREMIERE)

David Skidmore - Torched and Wrecked

Austin Yip - Urban Construction

Philip Glass - The Hours

Nathaniel Stookey – Junkestra

 

 

TICKETING INFORMATION 票務資料  :

Tickets are now available at Art-mate.

門票現正於Art-mate公開發售。

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TICKET PRICE 票價 :  $200  /  $100 (Concession)

Free seating 不設劃位

Concessionary tickets at HK$100 are available for full-time students, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users and a companion, and comprehensive social security assistance recipient (CSSA) recipients.
The organizer reserves the right to request proof of eligibility from concessionary ticket holders upon admission.
Concessionary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.

全日制學生、60歲及以上人士、殘疾人士及其陪同者、輪椅使用者及其陪同者、綜合社會保障援助受惠人士可享$100票價優惠。
主辦方有權要求持優惠票入場人士於入場時出示可證明身份或年齡的有效證件。
優惠票數量有限,售完即止。

 

 

PRESENTED BY Shaw Auditorium, HKUST

 

PROGRAM PARTNER: Toolbox Percussion 

Toolbox Percussion has been driving percussive arts programming in Hong Kong since 2012, curating ambitious music projects in innovative ways. Toolbox Percussion, as a creative incubator, works to make new music happen by commissioning, collaborating, professional training, performing, recording and touring contemporary performances. Believe in the beautiful concerted efforts of every young talent we involve. Toolbox Percussion continues to empower the audience to discover versatility in daily soundscapes by anchoring our work closely to the here and now of Hong Kong. 

Over the past seasons, Toolbox Percussion toured to Asia Culture Center at Gwangju in South Korea and made its US debut at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Other appearances included Shipyard 1862 Theatre in Shanghai, Zhuhai Grand Theatre, and active involvement in audience development programmes co-presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Arts Festival PLUS, and Tai Kwun. Toolbox Percussion also curated Toolbox International Creative Academy in 2019. The festival has reached its 5th Edition in 2023 and collaborated with numerous industrial veterans including GRAMMY Award winners.

Co-hosted with the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco in 2019, works of Toolbox Percussion were showcased in an exhibition titled “A Double Listen” for the first time in the United States. This sound-based exhibition became an ongoing project as a core production series, a scalable rerun was held at H Queen’s in June 2021, a site-specific edition for ArtisTree in August 2022. A sound-based art exhibition, “A DOUBLE LISTEN: Yama no Oto” was toured to Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Summer 2023. 

Toolbox Percussion is currently a three-year grantee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

敲擊襄自2012年以來,一直在本地及海外致力推動擊樂文化節目,策劃多元化及具藝術視野之項目。敲擊襄作為具創造潛力的文化機構,致力透過與本地作曲家委約作品、合作、專業培訓、表演、錄製和巡迴演出當代作品來創作新音樂。藝團的構作,以音樂為筆劃,記曩昔及現今。 

過去的樂季,敲擊襄把樂團作品帶到韓國光州亞洲文化殿堂,亦參演三藩市國際藝術節的首演,其他演出包括上海1862時尚藝術中心、珠海大劇院,並積極參與康樂及文化事務署、香港藝術節「加料節目」和大館合辦的觀眾拓展節目。2019年敲擊襄成立了國際共襄創意學院,並舉辦擊樂藝術節。該藝術節於2023年成功踏入第五屆,召集了多位業界頂尖音樂家,包括葛林美獎得主。

2019年受舊金山中華文化中心邀約策展,將歷年的藝術整輯,以「襄音」為名的展覽首次於三藩市展出。此聲音展覽其後發展為藝團重點創作項目,於2021年六月假H Queen's十七樓作跨媒體藝術呈現,2022年8月為ArtisTree舉辦了場域特定藝術版本「襄音操場」,並於2023年以聲音藝術展覽「襄 ‧ 聽:山之音」進行日本巡展,在越後妻有大地藝術祭中亮相。

敲擊襄現為香港藝術發展局三年資助團體。

 

 

REMARKS

  • Audience of age 6 or above are welcome.
  • Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted  at a suitable break.
  • Presenter reserves the right to change the program and artists without prior notice.
  • Admission by ticket, each ticket admits one person only. 

 

Event Format
Language
English
Recommended For
Alumni
Elderly
Faculty and staff
General public
HKUST Family
PG students
UG students
Organizer
Shaw Auditorium Unit
Fee
HK$200 / $100 (Concession)
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