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Updated: Jul 6, 2020

A music performance of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Ensemble Resonanz (Hamburg, Germany), travels along the questions of containing, of shipping and shifting cultural identities. With new compositions of Berlin-based collaborative composer Simon James Philipps, installations by Hong Kong-based composer and concept artist Samson Young, the concert performance opens a space of in-betweenness. With streaming sounds, videos and interview fragments, deep darkness and lights, musicians and audience float through states of disorientation. This project explores different sensations of getting lost, and new ways of coming together in the in-between. This is water, a no man’s land.

Berlin-based Australian composer Simon James Phillips led an improvisation session with musicians of the HKNME & Ensemble Resonanz

Concept & Artistic Direction: Folkert Uhde

Composer: Simon James Phillips

Concept Artist: Samson Young

Dramaturg: Elisa Erkelenz

In partnership with Ensemble Resonanz

Supported by the Goethe Institut and Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Watch the impressions from the first joint-ensemble workshop held in May 2019 in Hong Kong by Folkert Uhde. During the 5-day research workshop, the creative team and musicians of the HKNME and Ensemble Resonanz exchanged ideas about cultural identity, artistic freedom and the feeling of "getting lost".

"CON.TAIN" is part of practice-led research platform "Caravanserais", presented and produced by the HKNME.

“Caravanserais” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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