NME15 - referring to Hong Kong New Music Ensemble’s upcoming 15th anniversary in 2022/23 - is a visionary series of interconnected projects that witness the HKNME breaking new grounds in areas of education, outreach, research, publication and performances. We are proud to introduce the three programmes and announce several exciting open calls.
Sonic-Visual Interplay, spearheaded by composer Joyce Tang and art critic/curator John Batten, aims at connecting the new music and visual art scenes in Hong Kong. The project unifies the commissioning of music with visual art, and includes educational and community outreach components with the aim of encouraging creative exchanges and dialogues between composers, sound artists, and visual artists.
Open Call for Visual Artists and Composers/Sound Artists
Open Call for Student Mentorship Opportunities
As part of our 15th anniversary celebrations, HKNME has made a fresh commitment to invigorating our community and education programs for young people. Curated by artist/composer Samson Young, HKNME will commission 20 short duets for students aged 4-8 years old and their teachers/mentors. Diverse musical approaches will be celebrated, and may include graphic scores, game pieces, as well as traditionally-notated works. The scores will be published internationally, together with fun and original illustrations by local printmakers from Hong Kong, at the end of the project. These illustrations will also form part of the performance programme. Shapes Songs aims to bring together young students, passionate professional musicians, and a group of inspired composers to explore contemporary music and aesthetics in a fun and inspiring way.
Open Call for Proposals
Sounding Tomorrow is a brand-new commissioning platform launched in response to the rising interest in integrating the arts with new application of technology, with the specific aim of uniting composers, video/sound artists, new media artists and lighting designers from Hong Kong under one roof. Further details about this programme will soon be announced.