Thursday, August 28, 2014


Music for Surrealist Movies

Live sound track performed by Swiss experimental trio DEER for silent surrealist films « La Perle » and « Monsieur Fantômas », with post-performance artist talk.

Live soundtrack:

Movie screening:
La Perle (Belgien 1929, 33 min), Henri d'Ursel
Monsieur Fantômas (Belgien 1937, 17 min), Ernst Moermann

Date: Sep-13, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: VIP Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Admission: Pay What You Want

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

About the movies:
La Perle was a surrealist film directed by Henri d'Ursel in 1929 under the pseudonym "Henri d'Arche". Henri d'Ursel was born in Brussels, Belgium. During the 1920s, he lived in Paris at the height of the surrealist and avant-garde movements. The film was based on a story by Georges Hugnet. In the film, a young man buys a pearl for his fiancée. He walks out of the jewelry store that opens onto a forest. He counts the pearls and realizes one is missing so he gets back to the store. On entering he catches sight of an alluring saleslady sitting on a showcase with her skirt lifted. On one of her stockings, close to the garter, another pearl necklace is tied. The young man takes it away from her. Outraged, the jeweler fires the assistant, who goes away with the man sitting on the handlebar of his bike. After this, the pearl is lost, found, lost again.

Monsieur Fantômas was a surrealist film made by Ernst Moerman in 1937. Shot on a shoestring budget on a beach and in an old cloister, the style of this scathing surrealist satire is immediately recognizable as that of the Feuillade serials. In top hat and tails, the Master of Crime (played by the future father of French singer Johnny Hallyday) tours the world in pursuit of the beautiful Elvire, punctuating his travels with mischief and acts to offend proper decency. The film encompasses amour fou, the meanders of dreams, fanatical anti-clericalism and a plea for subversion and adventure in "a world where nothing is impossible, where the miracle is the shortest route from our uncertainty to mystery

About the performer
DEER is a trio formed by bass clarinet players Hans Koch, Christian Müller and Silber Ingold, three prominent heads of the experimental music scene of Biel, Switzerland. Their playful interest in electroacoustic experiments is not only leading to filigree sound architecture, but also to heavy and dark soundscapes.

The trio DEER explores the miscellaneous sound colours of the bass clarinet and the different manners of playing it. Equipped with all kinds of electronic devices and effects, the three musicians take a close look at the sound and search for new depth in the interaction of the acoustic tone and the electronic way of examining it. In extension of the conceptual approach the trio also allows elements of improvisation in its play, thus connecting strictness with interacting freshness and stylistic playfulness.

About Subliminal Lounge
Subliminal Lounge is a series of movie screening and live performance event initiated by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha to interactively explore and recreate the connection between moving images and sound.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Subconscious Restaurant Asia Tour - HK

The Subconscious Restaurant is a new publication by White Fungus. To release the second issue of The Subconscious Restaurant, White Fungus will hold release events at Zajia Lab in Beijing, and XXX in Hong Kong. The events will feature sound performances by artists Wang Fujui (Taipei), Noise Steve (Taichung), as well as a dance performance by Zahra Killeen-Chance (Auckland). The Beijing will also include performances by Yan Jun and Rat’The Spy‘ 51. In Hong Kong there will be performances by Sin:Ned, e:ch, Wilmer Chan, KWC and Nerve. People who attend the event will receive a free copy of the new publication.

The Subconscious Restaurant is now a full bilingual (Chinese and English) magazine. The second issue includes an interview with Lee Kit, plus articles on Dawang Yingfan, Betty Apple, Dominick Fernow, and the history of legendary Taipei music venue Underworld. The publication features poetry from Hsia Yu and much more.

The Subconscious Restaurant 是由White Fungus 所發行的一本新刊物。為了發表The Subconscious Restaurant issue 2,White Fungus 將會在北京雜家和香港XXX 舉辦活動。這場活動以聲音表演為主,藝術家有來自臺北王福瑞、臺中陳史帝,也將有由來自奧克蘭的舞蹈表演家Zahra Killeen-Chance。北京場的表演者也包括顏峻及潜鼠51;香港則包含Sin:Ned、e:ch、Wilmer Chan, KWC 和Nerve。而出席活動的觀眾會免費得到這本新刊物。

The Subconscious Restaurant 2 是一本全雙語(中文及英文)的雜誌。這次內容包含和香港藝術家Lee Kit 的訪談外加關於臺灣藝術家黃大旺、Betty Apple、Dominick Fernow 的專題,還有探討臺北傳奇性的音樂空間「地下社會」的歷史。這本刊物也將收錄夏宇的詩集與更多的內容。

Wang Fujui (TW)
Noise Steve (TW)
Zagra Killeen-Chance (NZ)
e:ch (MO)
Nerve (HK)
Wilmer Chan (HK)
Sin:Ned (HK)

Date: Aug-23, 2014
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: XXX Gallery, B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Rd. West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Admission: HKD150 (with a free copy of The Subconscious Restaurant 2)

Presented by White Fungus
Co-organized by Re-Records & Twenty Alpha
Venue Partner: XXX Gallery

About the Performers

Wang Fujui 王福瑞
Wang Fujui is one of the pioneers of Taiwanese noise and digital art. After studying at Golden Gate University in the 1990s, WANG returned to Taiwan and founded “noise”, the island’s first publication and label dedicated to the new music. In 2013 he had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Hypertransmission. He has performed all over the world including at the Re-Opening of Queens Museum in New York and at Ars Electronica Center in Niels, Austria.

1990 年代噪音及前衛聲響的引進者之一,台灣傳奇噪音雜誌「NOISE」主辦人,現任職於北藝大,不少學生在其鼓舞下投入聲音藝術領域。近年演出及展覽頻繁,往來香港、日本、美西與澳洲,作品融合電子脈衝聲響與直勾耳膜的高頻噪音,加上動態凜冽的幾何影像,十足未來感,細緻的氛圍中不失狂野與暴力。

Noise Steve 陳史帝
Influenced by the rave parties popular in Taiwan at the end of the 1990s, Chen and some friends began to organize a series of do-it-yourself, guerrilla-style raves in such locations as a hair salon and outside a roast duck shop. After viewing the noise art performance Static Riot by Wang Fujui, Chen decided to change course and pursue noise art. In 2002, Chen co-founded the Malt Fermentation Workshop in Taichung City, one of very few venues promoting experimental electronic music outside the capital city of Taipei. The group organized Taichung’s first noise art festival, Electroacoustic Counterattack.

1990 末期,隨著 rave parties 在臺灣漸受歡迎,陳史帝和幾個志同道合的朋友在本地的髮廊,甚至烤鴨店門口開始組織起一系列的革命性原創。在無意中觀賞了王福瑞的noise art 表演 Static Riot 後, 陳史帝決定更換方向,開始研討有聲藝術。 2002 年,在台中合創了Malt Fermentation Workshop,也成為首都臺北外最能發揚實驗電子音樂的場所。他們主辦了台中的第一屆有聲藝術節: Electroacoustic Counterattach。

e:ch is the solo experimental project of Eric Chan, mostly known as the frontman of Alt Rock band Forget the G. e:ch is also a member of Macau noise band adeo and currently working as e:ch & the forgottens for a brand new album.

e:ch 是一個由Eric Chan 所進行的澳門實驗搖滾的噪音計劃,他最廣為人知的是身為澳門獨立樂團Forget the G 的主唱。e:ch也是香港噪音樂團adeo成員之一,近期以e:ch & the forgottens 身份製作一張全新專輯中。

Born and brewed in Hong Kong, KWC spends time cutting loops and recording with his non-standard devices, he’s 1/2 of the electroacoustic improvisation duo No One Pulse and co-founder of the experimental imprint Re-Records. His work had been featured and performed in Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2007/09), Architecture is Art Festival (2009) and Kill The Silence Festival (2013/14).

KWC,土生土長的香港樂手。獨立實驗音樂廠牌Re-Records 的創辦人之一及電聲學組合No One Pulse 成員。於2010 年發表個人大碟《Music For Introverts》; 並曾參演「大聲展」(2007)、「港深城市\ 建築雙城雙年展」(2007/09) 、「建築是藝術節」(2009) 、「Kill The Silence音樂節」(2013/14) 等項目。

Steve Hui (a.k.a. Nerve) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong, whose practice mines the boundaries between contemporary music, sound art, multimedia theatre and underground subcultures. He is a member of the band A Rollor Control and club music collective Sessions.

樂隊 A Roller Control 成員,派對夜 Sessions 唱片騎師。經常以多重身份遊走於現代音樂、聲音藝術、多媒體劇場及地下文化之間。

Wilmer Chan 陳柏達
Wilmer Chan (born 1985) studied at Lawrence University of Wisconsin and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor in music composition. Wilmer is deeply interested with the expressions and spontaneity of improvisation across all music genres. Musical highlight in the recent years includes collaborations with improvisor Sabu Toyozumi, Alfred Harth, Composer Martijn Tellinga and the Deep Listening Band.

陳柏達於一九八五出生,二零一二年於美國威斯康辛州的勞輪斯大學讀取作曲系學士。 陳氏熱衷於各種不同類形的即興音樂,近年來比較重要的經驗分別是和樂手 豐住芳三郎;Alfred Harth;作曲家 Martijn Tellinga 和 The Deep Listening Band 的合作。

Sin:Ned 黃仲輝
Improviser, experimentalist and noise practitioner from Hong Kong. Advocator of sonic mysticism for freedom against the system in chaos and errors. Co-founder of Re-Records and advisor of soundpocket. Founding member of No One Pulse and After Doom. Currently running the live performance series NOISE to SIGNAL. Being a veteran writer of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB, his writings had influenced a wide spectrum of experimental musicians and listeners in Hong Kong and China.

黃仲輝 (aka Sin:Ned) ,香港即興、實驗及噪音演奏者,想信一種可透過混沌、誤差及極端性而直接體驗的純物理性的聲音神秘主義。他是實驗音樂廠牌Re-Records 的創辦人、聲音藝術團體「聲音掏腰包」的顧問,樂團 No One Pulse、After Doom、adeo 等之核心成員,亦是演出系列NOISE to SIGNAL 的主謀。作為一位前樂評人,他的文字劍走偏鋒,影響了一眾香港及中國實驗樂手及聆聽者。作為一位實驗演奏者,他的創作角度依然偏險而富爭議性,並參演「大聲展」(2007) 、「港深城市\建築雙城雙年展」(2007,2009) 、「建築是藝術節」(2009) 、「北歐音樂節廣州站」(2009) 、「福岡極端音樂節」(2012) 、「新視野藝術節」(2012) 、「密集音樂節」(2013) 、「Kill The Silence 音樂節」(2013) 等項目。他的作品,先後被輯錄於比利時先鋒音樂廠牌Sub Rosa 的《An Anthology of Chinese Electronic Music》及《An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 7》。

Monday, August 04, 2014

Noise-on-Site Chapter 4: Unii Live in Macau

Noise on Site-Chapter 4: unii (JP) Live in Macau

Date: 18th Aug 2014
Time: 8pm
Ticket: $60

- unii
- Noise808

2B, Veng Heng Largo do Senado, 31, Macao

glitch! pop! all electronic! pure orientalism! featuring japanese electronic singer-song writer Unii.

Unii (JP)
Alok (HK)
Ariel (HK)

Date: Aug-17, 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

About the Performers

Unii is a Japanese singer, songwriter and composer (ambient/avant-pop/electronic). She was born in Sapporo city - northern island in Japan. She has performed in Europe, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea and more countries. Her sensitive voice and soundscape induces a dream-like state. Her music is beyond this world and touches on people. Her 1st LP "new world, sea and your eyes" was released by elegantdisc Japan in 2011. In the album, she makes all tracks, mixing and recording by laptop herself. Now she is making new songs focusing on ambient/minimal style. It will be released in 2014 summer.

Alok, a sound artist, musician and DJ from Hong Kong. In 2002, he set up his own record label Lona Records, and started working as a producer and sound engineer. From the end of 2002 to 2012, he released over 10 albums and E.P.. He has curated and participated in more than 200 shows and experimental events / projects in Hong Kong, Portugal, Macau and China such as AGF Live in HK (2005), Get It Louder (2007), HK & GZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2008)(2010), Architecture is Art Festival (2009), Peaches live in Macau (2010), Clockenflap (2012). In addition, He also gets involved in music production such as Puffy (Japan), Jeffrey Butzer (US), FM3 (China)..., soundtrack and sound design .In 2013 he formed the new Bass/Trap/Juke group "Gravity Alterstra" with Shelf-Index and currently being a member of the DJ crew "Sync Sing Sin".

Ariel is an independent electronic music producer currently based in Hong Kong. He played guitar in a couple of bands throughout his youth, but quickly developed a love for hip-hop and DJ-ing in college. Ariel started performing his own material in the summer of 2013 mainly at art show openings and more recently at the Clockenflap music and arts festival. His music draws influence from hip-hop, rock and various genres of electronic music. Ariel is currently finishing up a MFA in Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media.

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.

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.

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