Sunday, July 15, 2007

Moving Soundscape

6 minutes of Sin:Ned's Moving Soundscape in Guangzhou.

Moving Soundscape is a series of in-car sound art project curated by Yan Jun for Get It Louder 07 ( Shot by Meng Ke (孟可) with digital phone camera.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

TDP: Dialogue with the Ghosts

GET IT LOUDER 07 - Hong Kong Homeshow (07 大聲展 - 香港咖哩秀)
The Diplomat Project: Dialogue with the Ghosts 異靈對話

日期與時間: 2007年七月七日, 晚上八時
Date & Time: Jul-7, 2007, 8:00 PM

演出場地 (Venue): Embassy Projects
Unit 19, 4/F, Block B Wah Luen Industrial Centre15-21
Wong Chuk Yeung Street
Fo Tan, NT
Hong Kong



香港一眾精英實驗創作人及新晉聲音藝術家,聯同Embassy Projects,將透過聲音、影像、裝置藝術及互動手法等多媒體元素,邀請觀眾一同探索、重新發現及重新體驗一切有關於鬼的概念。各演出藝術家,將會以不同角度,或反思或重新理解,展開不同的異靈對話。同時,觀眾更可於演出後與眾藝術家進行交流與分享他們的鬼故事。

拼合原音樂器、電子音樂及Embassy Projects以多媒體展示的學院派研究成果,籍實驗性構思概念,帶領觀眾以交流形式啟航,體驗一次深入本土文化的破格實驗。當晚的交流成果,將會由Lona Records製作成3”CDR出版發行。


「外交計劃: 異靈對話」乃07 大聲展廣州站之聲音項目之一。

Performance description:

What is ghost? A fed up extistence of human life? A kind of lingering memories? Or a kind of alienation process?

Teaming up with Embassy Projects, a group of experimental aritists and sound artists, will invite the aduience to explore, re-invent and re-experience the concept of ghost, through a series of multi-media performance that incoperates sound, visual, installation and live interaction with the audience. Each artist will be presenting their interpretation on the concept of ghost, and creat their own dialogue with the ghosts. Audience is invited to stay as long as they want after the performnace to share their ghost stories in a chill out party.

Combining acoustic and electronic music, and the multi-media approach of Embassy Projects, this is an experimental live performance that invite the audience for direct communication and interaction. The result of this communion will be published by Lona Records in the format of 3" CD-R.

The is a diplomatic mission of breaking boundaries, between different medium, different roles and different communities. Between the existence that we know and that from the other side.
"The Diplomat Project: Dialogue with the Ghosts" is a sound art event of GET IT LOUDER 07.

概念及策劃 (Concept & Organization): Lona Records + Embassy Projects

支援 (Support): Para/Site

聲音藝術 (Sound Art): Alok / Sin:Ned / KWC / Wilson Tsang / Sherman / Edwin Lo / ahshun aka bjornho

裝置藝術 (Installation Art): Samantha Culp / Adrian Wong / Nookei / Sin:Ned

Program Rundown

1. Edwin (electronics)
2. ahshun aka bjornho (electronics)
3. Sherman (electronics) + Nookei (visual)
4. Wilson Tsang (Piano) + Alok (Electronics) + Samantha Culp (visual)
5. Sin:Ned + Alok + KWC (Radios / Tibetan Singing Bowls / Electronics) + Samantha Culp (Spoken Words & Visual)
6. Discussion with audience + overnight chill out party

免費入場,但因觀眾名額有限,須預先把個人資料 (姓名及聯絡電話) 發電郵到登記。入場觀眾,必須:
1. 自備電池運作之小型FM收音機一個
2. 帶備最喜愛的CD一張 (入埸時交演出藝術家作採樣之用)
3. 穿著黑及/或紅色衣服

How to join:
Free admission. Due to limited admission, please send your name and contact number to to register in advance. All audience should:
1. Bring a small battery operated FM radio
2. Bring one of your favorite CD (for artists sampling & performance)
3. Dress in black and/or red

場地介紹 (About the Venue)

Embassy Project由Adrian Wong 及Samantha Culp策劃及主理的實驗工作室。借用學院派的研究方法,Adrian及Samantha旨在探找一種「超文化」的體驗。然而,他倆的研究重點,不在於一般學院派的統計學等陳腔濫調。他倆選擇的取向,是深入其進駐點的核心本質。他倆形容自己為外交官,游走於異地現實與夢想之間。

Embassy Projects is a newly formed collaboration between Adrian Anthony Wong and Samantha Hallie Culp. Using a research-based methodology, we seek to explore “trans-cultural” experiences –but rather than focusing on statistics, demographics, or anthropological clichés, we prefer to dig into the heart of the locations we inhabit. The result, we hope, is the experience of crawling into someone else’s head, of mapping their subjective reality, of eating breakfast with their grandparents, while offering up a bit of ourselves as well. We are agitators, architects, and ultimately, diplomats between the foreign lands of dreams and reality, self and other, childhood and everything that comes after.

藝術家介紹 (About the Artists)

Adrian Wong

Adrian Wong was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Originally trained in research psychology (receiving a Master’s degree from Stanford University in 2003), he began making and exhibiting work in San Francisco while concurrently conducting experiments on young children. He continued his post graduate studies at Yale University, where he received a Master’s of Fine Arts in 2005. A recipient of the Mendelowitz Fellowship for the Arts, his recent exhibitions include “Monstrously Tranquil” at Ingalls and Associates Gallery, Miami; “Community Theatre” at ArtSpace Annex, New Haven; and “STABLE” (with Para/Site Art Space) at Embassy Projects, Hong Kong. Presently, Adrian is teaching sculpture at the Hong Kong Art School and preparing for various exhibitions in Hong Kong and abroad.

ahshun aka bjornho
何謙信,1984 年生。大學主修創意媒體。為樂團A Company成員、﹝自稱﹞藝術家。致力研究聲響、影像、文字。

實驗音樂廠牌Lona Records 的創辦人,自1996年起已活躍於香港獨立音樂圈。其首個樂隊Pillow於1998年解散後,他與Kim 組成了Slow Tech Riddim ,開始以真實樂器結合電子音樂,並出版了兩張專輯及參與了多張合輯的製作。2001年起,他以個人身份繼續拓展其音樂領域,先後出版了三張大碟和三張三吋唱片。自2005年底,他專注於Lona Records 的發展,積極發掘世界各地的優秀音樂人/樂隊,為他們出版唱片及作推廣發行。2006年12月,他與L W T V 的現場錄音合成品 於 Little Sound 出版,限量發行。

Alok曾參與現場演出無數,包括 Berlin Hong Kong Festival (2001)、Rechenzentrum Vs Slow Tech Riddim (2001)、Hong Kong international film festival closing party (2002)、Rockit festival (2004)、 Mondialito Live in Hong Kong (2005)、AGF Live in Hong Kong (2005) 和 Lona Records "Take off Your Headphone & Turn to 10" (2007) 等。

Alok, a self-taught guitarist and bassist, formed his first band Pillow early in 1996. After they disbanded in mid 98, he formed Slow Tech Riddim with Kim, when they started combining electronic music with live instruments. Together they had published two albums and contributed in numerous compilation releases. Since 2001, Alok appeared as a solo artist. He published the first 3" mini album with The Pancakes in 2001. In 2002, he set up his own record label Lona Records, and started working as a producer. From the end of 2002 to 2006, he released three albums and a few 3" cd singles. His latest collaborative work with L W T V was released on Little Sound in December 2006.

生於一九八四年情人節。現為香港城市大學創意媒體二年生。深愛讀各類書本、聆聽各類聲音作品。 2006年開始創作聲音創作。其聲音作品見於腦波交流 (BrainWave Communication) 合輯《BrainWave Communication VA》以及由小聲(Little Sound) 在今年五月出版的三吋唱片。

KWC (巢健威,又名Anytone及ok_static),No One Pulse之策劃人之一,亦是多媒體設計共同體Sleepatwork之幕後主腦。成立於2002年,Sleepatwork之創作極其廣泛,曾指涉之範疇包括平面設計、插畫、動畫、網頁設計以至藝術項目策劃及音樂製作。其作品不但可見於不少展覽項目及書刊,他亦曾策劃多個藝術項目如 ”Media Jam”, “60 Seconds”, “A2 Exhibition” 等。其作品一覽,可詳見於。 與此同時,他亦曾以ok_static名義自家製作raster-noton式的電子雜音專輯。

KWC (Chau Kin-Wai, aka Anytone and ok_static), one of the founding members of No One Pulse, also the mastermind behind Sleepatwork, a multi-media design collective founded in may 2002 with interest ranging widely from graphic design to animation, web design to music. His artworks had appeared in quite a number of exhibitions and publications. He was also the curator of various art projects such as “Media Jam”, “60 Seconds”, and “A2 Exhibition”. His prolific portfolio can be found on Beside Sleepatwork, he had also worked under the name ok_static (and in recent years, Anytone and KWC), releasing homemade CD of static and noise not unlike those from raster-noton.


Muti-media artist. Deeply in love with dark music and all visual and installation art creation.

Samantha Culp

Samantha Culp was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As an undergraduate at Yale University, she was a recipient of several arts grants, including a Kingsley Trust Fellowship to film a documentary in the Pacific islands of Micronesia. After graduating with a BA in Literature, she moved to Hong Kong to teach at the Chinese University as a Yale-China Fellow. She founded the film screening series "Superplex" at the Chinese University, and writes on contemporary Asian arts and culture for publications such as the South China Morning Post, Shift, The Fader, and RES. She is currently working on various writing, curating, and film projects, such as a documentary about Chungking Mansions and an overseas traveling exhibit of young Hong Kong artists for the 10th anniversary of July 1, 1997. She is also a summer 2007 FUSE Artist-in-Residence at Videotage.

何嘉進﹐二十三歲﹐不善辭令卻愛製造聲音﹐也寫作。他的首張個人作品“Politely We Grow Old”於2006年發表於Lona Records名下。

Sin:Ned (黃仲輝),樂評人、實驗電音及聲音藝術創作人。 Sin:Ned 最早出現於香港另類音樂雜誌 MCB (音樂殖民地),擅長以實驗性文體及偏險的理論化角度進行音樂論述。除 MCB外,其音樂論述文字亦散見於《號外》、《明報》等不同刋物。其後,更進一步沉迷以電腦軟體及各種非正統發聲工具製樂。一度是網上音樂共同體Tapegerm之成員,於2003年亦曾出演《香港視野音樂節》(Sound & Vision Festival) 之Media Jam項目《Survival Kit》。早期創作可見於《Music For Your Beautiful Boy》、《Mondisk》、《MCB200》、Alok的《29 Minutes From The End》及Tapegerm共同體的多款合輯。他的首兩張個人作品《Uroborus: A Study On No-input Device》 及 《60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual For Eternity》,均於2006年發表於Lona Records名下。2006年, Sin:Ned與多媒體創作共同體Sleepatwork之主腦巢健威組成概念組合No One Pulse,並分別於香港的Lona Records及中國的Little Sound發表了二步曲實驗電音專輯《Tele》及《Pathic》。

Sin:Ned (Wong Chung-Fai), an idiosyncratic writer and a sonic junkie from Hong Kong, hacks and twists anything he can put his hands on. One of the major contributing writers of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB. While not writing as a pseudo-music critic elaborating his esoteric worldview, in the same idiosyncratic fashion, he spends much of his time hacking and sculpting sonic materials with his laptop and various electronic gears. Used to be a member of the internet-based music collective Tapegerm, and had also performed as a sonic improviser in the “Media Jam – Survival Kit” of 03 HK Sound And Vision Festival. Some of his earlier sound works can be found in various releases such as “Music For Your Beautiful Boy”, “Mondisk”, “MCB200”, Alok’s “29 Minutes From The End” and several compilations released by the Tapegerm collective. His first two solo works, “Uroborus: A Study On No-input Device” and “60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual For Eternity”, were both released by Lona Records in 2006. In 2006, Sin:Ned formed a concept group, No One Pulse, with his long time collaborator Chau Kin-Wai (Sleepatwork), and released first two installments of their experimentation, “Tele” and “Pathic” , under Lona Records (Hong Kong) and Little Sound (China) respectively.

Wilson Tsang
曾永曦,自幼隨母研習古典鋼琴,其後受外國多種音樂潮流影響下,開始探索不同之音樂風格,包括搖滾、民謠、爵士怨曲等,並于九十年代初正式以業餘身份進入香港獨立音樂圈子。在1993 年,曾創作及演出首個個人音樂會“熱壼仔音樂故事”,作為當年藝穗節節目之一;于95年,曾與本地作家小西及朗天合作,創作“給阿米巴節信”——一個結合舞臺,音樂及動作之劇場;在97年,曾與另一本地音樂人潘德恕合作,舉行多媒體音樂舞蹈劇場“極樂世界一九九七”,並邀請日本編舞者松島誠進行創作,曾亦於此演出中同時以樂手及演員身份出現,於年末,其音樂部份亦以CD形式公開發行。98年初曾再度參與藝穗節,並進行其第二個個人音樂創作劇“卵石屋之歌”,並請來本地錄影人盧燕珊負責視像及服裝設計;由’00年至’02年間,曾亦3度被澳門石頭公社邀請,參與當地之街頭文化活動。除了音樂創作之外,曾亦同時活躍於本地之視藝工作包括公開其畫作及參與不同大小的展覽,曾並為本港不同之刊物及雜誌作插圖;于96年,曾編繪及出版其創作故事集“12 Tales in 11 Monochromes”,並得到香港藝術發展局資助。曾現職平面設計師。

Wilson first learned music in his early childhood from his mother. Influence started from early 80's pop sound including rock, electronic and Jazz. Later by chance he was exposed to the more alternative world of music including John Zorn, Tom Waits as well as the disbanded local group The Box, that opened up his ear to a greater music language. For the last 10 years he had been more inclined in exploring sound for media such as theatres and video art until early 2003, with the help of a friend, he released his first solo CD "Stuck in Traffic" and since then he became more focused on making songs and music that he could "play on stage". The 2nd album "Little Cold Red", released with Harbour Records, was a more in-depth collection of such effort. Recently he start shifting his focus back to theatre music to discover the possiblities and roles of music, particularly as a minimalistic expession as well as story-teller.