Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Noise is noise
and no love lost
in the transmission...

Da Xiao (China)
Naturalismo (Italy)
Sherman (Hong Kong)
Sin:Ned (Hong Kong)

Opening guest: Everdark (Hong Kong)

Date: Nov-3, 2012
Start: 8:30 PM

Venue: Strategic Sounds
Workshop E, 10/F, High Win Factory building, 47 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Admission: HK$120 (at door only)

Presented by Re-Records & Strategic Sounds

For bookings and enquiries, please contact:
rerecordshk (at) gmail.com

Da Xiao: http://site.douban.com/hxang/
Naturalismo: http://site.douban.com/naturalismo/
Sherman: http://www.myspace.com/shermanho
Sin:Ned: http://sin-ned.blogspot.hk/

Sunday, October 28, 2012

ChoP Festival – Polish Experimental Music in China (HK Stop)

18.11.2012 | Sunday
Strategic Sounds | Hong Kong | Start: 5:00 PM

Workshop E, 10/F, High Win Factory building, 47 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (觀塘開源道47號凱源工業大廈10樓E室)

/ PL + CN
* nmls + alok
* grzegorz bojanek + zen lu
* kim_nasung + sin:ned + dickson dee
* ChoP orchestra

Admission: HK$150 (At door only)

Throughout the centuries, Poland and China have been well known for giving the world great artists and enriching all of us with their unique cultural life. Nevertheless, interactions between artists from Europe and Asia have been rather limited and the possibilities of creating something new together, non-existent.

In 2006, Grzegorz Bojanek [PL] and Zen Lu [CN] started a humble project that was later called the ChoP Project, standing for “China – Poland”. It has become an ideal platform for artists from both countries to meet, brainstorm new ideas, perform concerts in China and Europe, and record albums characterised by a new approach to music in the contemporary world.

After 6 years, the time has come to present the accomplishments of the ChoP Project and summarise the successful transnational collaboration of over 20 artists from Poland and China. With the support of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Art and Technology Foundation [PL] in collaboration with Mooka Space [CN] decided to organise the ChoP Festival in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

The artists involved in the activities of the ChoP Project met for several days prior to the festival in order to create new compositions that will be performed live in Shenzhen and later in Hong Kong. Additionally, Polish artists will perform their own compositions inspired by both Polish and Chinese cultures. Apart from the concerts, the audience of the festival will have a chance to attend lectures and workshops and participate in interactive installations supported by the Art and Technology Foundation.

About the ChoP Project

The ChoP Project is a unique transnational initiative that includes sound and visual artists from China and Poland. It was created in 2006 out of a passion for contemporary music by two independent artists, Zen Lu [CN] and Grzegorz Bojanek [PL], and it has provided an opportunity for many Polish and Chinese artists to interact and collaborate with each other across two different continents. In the beginning, only small concerts were being organised. In 2009, artists from Poland together with their Chinese partners, took part in a two week Chinese tour visiting such cities as Shenzhen, Foshan, Changsha, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The following year, the Chinese artists visited Europe and performed in Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany. In 2010, the artists of the ChoP Project were invited by the British independent film director Isaac Julien to compose part of the soundtrack for his 9-screen video installation “Ten Thousand Waves,” starring Maggie Cheung. Later, Zen Lu and Grzegorz Bojanek were invited by Isaac Julien to join him during the 8th Shanghai Biennale and perform live improvised music for his one-screen version of the installation called “Better Life” that had a vast support from the British Council. In October 2011, several new artists from Poland went to China and visited Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing and Wuhan during a two week tour. They performed a number of concerts, including a live-act at the Shanghai Electronic Music Week.

The ChoP festival, which is taking place in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, reflects the six years of fruitful collaboration between the Polish and Chinese artists. Its artistic accomplishments have been recognized by the Art and Technology Foundation and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, which provided the vital financial support to make the festival a reality.

Since 2006, many artists have been invited to join the ChoP project. They recorded albums and performed live-acts both in China and Poland. The artists involved in the project include: Grzegorz Bojanek, Zen Lu, Dickson Dee, RND, Minoo, Sin:Ned, Nejmano, KLC_NIR, Krzysztof Orluk, Bai Tian, Kim_Nasung, Piotr Michałowski, Er Dao, VU, Gold Plated Face, B6, Nini, jfi, and Krzysztof Cybulski…

ChoP vol. 1 :: Grzegorz Bojanek & Zen Lu – “over a foul line / simple questions”
ChoP vol. 2 :: RND & Dickson Dee – “8 Rooms”
ChoP vol. 3 :: Sin:Ned & Minoo – “Improvision”
ChoP vol. 4 :: KLC_NIR & Nejmano – “SounDual”
ChoP vol. 5 :: Krzysztof Orluk & Bai Tian – “Structure Of”
ChoP vol. 1 :: Grzegorz Bojanek & Zen Lu – “June” – live

ChoP has been financially and logistically supported by:
• The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland
• Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland
• British Council, United Kingdom
• Art and Technology Foundation (Fundacja Sztuka i Technologia), Poland
• Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki), Warsaw, Poland
• Solvay Centre of the Contemporary Art (Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Solvay), Kraków, Poland
• Warsaw Electronic Festival, Poland
• Management of Isaac Julien, United Kingdom
• Gao Shiming, Curator, China
• Jarosław Grzesica, Curator, Poland

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


LJ Plus (issue 16) on iPad / Google Play
Sound Architect 聲音藝術家Sin:Ned

實驗音樂及聲音藝術創作人Sin:Ned(黃仲輝),自少對聲音特別敏感,他覺得對一個地方的回憶,影像、味道、人情都可以記起,唯獨是聲音卻在不知不覺間消失,於是為了尋找失落的聲音,他拿着錄音機四出記錄,在香港鬧市中,不同國籍、種族聲音的複雜性,原來細心聆聽,這個城市是那麼立體。從評論實驗音樂到自己製作,由電腦軟件到追求非傳統樂器的演奏,每一次的演出都是即興,既反傳統也達到解構的目的,近年他喜愛走到街頭進行「實驗」,將樂器發出的噪音和環境聲音結合起來,個人跟環境的互動,在街頭上演一場聲音的裝置藝術。請留意LJ Plus Issue 16。

App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/lj-plus/id429888177?mt=8&ls=1
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.hkej.LJplus

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WIKITOPIA - Soundtracking# John Cage 4’33”

WIKITOPIA - Soundtracking# John Cage 4’33”

Date: 21/10/2012 (日 sun) 8pm
Venue: Videotage
Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village,
63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong

John Cage是當代藝術史上其中一位最具代表性的大師。為紀念其出生一百週年,Soundtracking # John Cage以今日數碼互動時代的角度重新思考他最為人認識及最具爭議性的作品4’33”。十一位來自不同領域的藝術家,以彼此不同的知識與經驗,在講求分享和合作的Media Wiki平台(http://soundtrackingjohncage433.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page)互相沖激,共同重新創造新版本的4’33”。實驗成果將會以展覽及表演結合成參與集體創作。當晚將由Nerve, Dennis Wong 及 Paul Yip 作互動聲域演出。

John Cage is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art history. Soundtracking#John Cage 4’33” takes the chance to celebrate the centennial of his birth by re-thinking his most famous and controversial composition 4’33” in the contemporary culture of collaboration in the digital era.

Eleven talents whose expertise lies in different fields are invited. Each of them re-invents a new 4’33” through collaborating with the others with different knowledge, skills or experiences on a Media Wiki platform (http://soundtrackingjohncage433.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page), where sharing and collaboration are emphasized. With the actual engagement of the artists and the general public, new versions 4’33” are generated, and would be exhibited and /or performed together as part of the Festival. Nerve, Dennis Wong and Paul Yip will be collaborated for a sound performance.

參與Soundtracking#John Cage 4’33”的藝術家/Artists Participating Soundtracking#John Cage 4'33:

朱力行/Henry Chu
李天倫/Otto Li
羅家恩/Aenon Loo
Eunice Martins
鮑藹倫/Ellen Pau
曾翠珊/Jessey Tsang
王志勇/Chi-Yung Wong
黃仲輝/Dennis Wong
葉浩恩/Paul Yip
袁智聰/Yuen Chi-Chung

NERVE (Steve Hui)

Capacity: 50
Reservation of seat: Please email info@videotage.org.hk or call 2573 1869 by 17.10.2012. First come first served

人數: 50
留座:於17.10.2012前電郵至 info@videotage.org.hk 或致電 2573 1869,先到先得

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文化祭是各種專業知識交流的中樞,以連串廣泛活動,雲集藝術家、信息及通訊技術(ICT) 人員、網絡活躍份子、策展人、作家、思想和其他好奇之士


Wikitopia is the first festival on collaborative future in Hong Kong initiated by Videotage since 2010. The festival aims to act as the pivotal point for artists, ICT personnel, media activists, curators, writers, thinkers and any curious minds to exchange insight and knowledge through a diverse range of programmes in town.

This year, Wikitopia’s theme Data Gaga focuses on data as art, network technology, and the collaborative creativity of the ‘Makers’ Culture. We also expand the festival to a five-month programme from September 2012 - January 2013, including workshops, exhibition, performance, artist forum, screenings, panel, and many others.

WIKITOPIA - Data Gaga including Exhibition, Performance, Artist Talk and Workshops (Talk to me: Botanicalls Twitter DIY, Guerrilla Media: to be or not to be unCloud, and Urban Invader – Urban Attack – Real Time Data and Internet of Things)

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