Monday, October 27, 2014

ACO Sound-On-Site: Slow Burn

ACO Sound-On-Site: Slow Burn

Slow Burn is a series of mini live session for explorative sound and music performance in an intimate format under the new ACO Sound-On-Site program. Every time we will invite different innovative artists and musicians to collaborate on creating some challenging but interesting music.

Callum MacKenize (Saxophone / US)
Wilmer Chan (Bass / HK)
Sin:Ned (Electronics / HK)

Date: Nov-8, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Art & Culture Outreach
Address: 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Admission: Free Donation

Enquiry: 2893 4808
Web Site:

Presented by Art & Culture Outreach
Curated by Twenty Alpha & Re-Records

About ACO Sound-On-Site
Sound-On-Site is a site specific program presented by ACO (Art & Culture Outreach) in collaboration with Twenty Alpha and Re-Records. With Sound-On-Site, we aim to develop an intimate and meaningful dialogue between the specific space, the artists and the audiences, and at the same time, create an inspiring art enjoyment experience for the audiences.


《艺鵠場域定聲 : 緩燃》


Callum MacKenize (色士風 / 美國)
Wilmer Chan (低音結他 / 香港)
Sin:Ned (電子樂器 / 香港)

日期:十一月八日, 二零一四年

查詢電話:2893 4808

策劃:Twenty Alpha & Re-Records

《場域定聲》是一個由艺鵠主辦,並由Twenty Alpha及Re-Records策劃,以聲音為焦點的場域特定藝術計劃。藝術家及觀眾,會透過不同的特定場域,及富啟發性及趣味性的藝術體驗,進行親密而意味深長的對話。


About the Performers

Callum MacKenzie
Callum MacKenzie is a saxophone and flute player from New York. He attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz Composition. Since then he has been a member of a number of different bands and duos in the jazz and avant garde spheres, notably Hong Kong's Composer's Union of New Tunes, Toronto's Lottery Tickets and Boston's Jazz Tellers. He also writes the comic book Eyesight, which you can read at

Wilmer Chan
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.

An experimentalist, improviser and noise addict. Founding memeber of local experimental outfit No One Pulse, After Doom, adeo and underture. Co-founder of Re-records.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.27: Modulation

NOISE to SIGNAL 0.27 : Modulation

Dream of wires and think in patches !! Gear up for modular synthesizers overloaded with electronic madness !! Full analogue electronic music of retro-futurism !! Featuring modular synth wizzard Robert Piotrowicz (Poland), Olaf Hochherz (Germany), Phantom (Hong Kong) and Alain Chiu (Hong Kong).

Robert Piotrowicz (PL)
Olaf Hochherz (DE)
Phantom (HK)
Alain Chiu (HK)

Date: Oct-25, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM...
Venue: VIP 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:

Robert Piotrowicz (PL)
Robert Piotrowicz is a sound artist, composer and improviser. He has authored radio dramas, sound installations, and music for theatre productions, and collaborates regularly with other artists on audio-visual performances. As an instrumentalist, Piotrowicz works mainly with his own live performance setup, developed around the electric guitar and analogue modular synthesiser. His music has as much in common with contemporary electro-acoustic compositions as it does with sound art. His concerts feature saturated, detailed musical forms created with analogue synthesizers and computers. He has developed his trademark sound of intense dynamics seized in dramatic and balanced structures.

PIotrowicz has released several solo albums as well as collaborations with artists such as Burkhard Stangl, Anna Zaradny, Jérôme Noetinger, C. Spencer Yeh and Kevin Drumm. Other collaborators in recent years included Valerio Tricoli, Oren Ambarchi, Martin Klapper, Zbigniew Karkowski, Łukasz Szałankiewicz, Lasse Marhaug, John Hegre, Kasper Toepltz, Xavier Charles,Tony Buck and others.

He is also co-founder of the Musica Genera Festival and the Musica Genera label.

Olaf Hochherz (DE)
Olaf Hochherz is born 1981 in Wuppertal/Germany. He improvises with self build electronic instruments and is interested in unstable systems. His goal is not to control a technical aperture but to create an associative field. The sounds have their own live. His playing tries to keep them alive. He is interested in the effect acoustic activity has, the relation between surrounding environment and instruments, between abstract sounds and associations, between electrical and other worlds.

Phantom (HK)
Phantom, a local modular synthesizer duo of Hong Kong established by William Cheung in 2014. Timmy Lok joined and started to improvise free form electronic music using all analogue full or semi-modular synthesizer systems.

Alain Chiu (HK)
 Award-winning composer Alain Chiu’s music has been performed in concert halls and festivals throughout the world. His music was heard in the 41st & 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Week at Taipei, Jumping Frames Italy Tour and Cannes Film Festival, and has been performed by the Ives Quartet, the Afiara Quartet, William Lane, Kung Chi Shing, Louis Siu and among many fine musicians.

Chiu’s music was recorded by the Grammy Award winning ensemble Orchestra of Our Time in 2011. He is working on a multimedia opera that deals with class issues in Hong Kong.