SONIC ECOLOGY

26.11.2020 (Thu) 1930  |  Film Screening

27 & 28 .11.2020 (Fri & Sat)  |  Concert

4 - 6.12.2020 (Fri - Sun)  |  International Conference

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Who Is Now Silent? 誰欲還聽若罔聞 

聽聽與我們同處一宿的奇珍和生靈——將啟迪大家一起捍衛牠們、保護牠們。普立茲獎得主、自幼在阿拉斯加郊外成長且致力於環保運動的作曲家約翰・路德・亞當斯,為我們寫下大自然之樂調。柏林愛樂樂團卡拉揚學院的指揮和作曲家格力哥・邁賀法為全球昆蟲數量銳減問題引起關注,特意創作了《昆蟲協奏曲》,將古典樂器的聲音與昆蟲的「歌曲」相結合,提示人與自然之間平衡實在到達非常嚴峻的處境。

曲目

約翰・路德・亞當斯:《闃無一人,更無風》(2017)亞洲首演

在阿拉斯加度過大半生後,我現在以索諾蘭沙漠為家。

 

「闃無一人,更無風」是我對空間、寂靜以及沙漠的靜止與光明的體驗。

 

此作有如我最近的所有音樂,以時間分層和物理空間為核心元素,樂器間距寬裕,並有六個同時進行的節奏。

 

作品名稱是由墨西哥偉大詩人帕茲詩詞變化而成。帕茲在《原生石》中寫道:

 

No hay nadie no siquiera tú mismo  (意思是「闃無一人,更無你」。)

 

我更進一步,不僅將自己從作品中消除,甚至把最後一人——風——也消去。

 

(樂曲介紹由作曲家提供)

指揮 - 冼宏基

長笛 1 - 李一葦

長笛 2 - 梁俊彥*

小提琴 - 金恩娥

中提琴 - 鄧詠旋**

大提琴 - 黃梓韜*

低音提琴 - 許裕成

鋼琴 - 嚴翠珠

敲擊 1 - 劉語

敲擊 2 - 余林橞* 

格力哥・邁賀法:昆蟲協奏曲(室樂版本 2019)亞洲首演

格力哥・邁賀法的作品《昆蟲協奏曲》儘管感覺詼諧,內容卻深刻地描畫人類活動對昆蟲的危害。邁賀法領會到祖國德國的昆蟲的生存正受到嚴重威脅,於是研究了多種昆蟲的叫聲,將其轉錄成節奏母題和旋律片段並創出混合的「音樂語言」,將嘈吵的蟲鳴世界與傳統樂器結合成為協奏曲的基礎。他希望作品能引起聽眾的興趣,鼓勵他們與正在迅速消失的自然世界重建關係。

(文:李一葦,根據作曲家提供的資料整理   |  中譯:秦海迪

指揮 - 冼宏基

短笛 -  李一葦

雙簧管 -  鄭詠輿*

單簧管 - 馮逸山**

巴松管 - 梁德穎

圓號 - 歐陽肇聰*

小號 - 王仲楊**

長號 - 彭禮傑*

大號 -  莊易熹*

豎琴 - 譚懷理*

敲擊 - 劉語

敲擊 - 余林橞*

小提琴 Ia - 金恩娥

小提琴 Ib - 張文蕊*

小提琴 IIa - 嚴天成

小提琴 IIb - 魏寧*

中提琴 Ia - 凌藝廉

中提琴 Ib - 鄧詠旋**

大提琴 1 - 黃梓韜*

大提琴 2 - 潘澤然*

低音提琴 -  許裕成

> 樂師簡歷

*客席樂師  **香港創樂團-藝術見習人才

「藝術人才培育計劃」由香港藝術發展局資助 

 

11月27日音樂會後「演後藝人談」環節,將由香港創樂團節目經理李一葦於網上與創作者格力哥・邁賀法即時對話,探討首次將樂團與昆蟲的「歌曲」相結合的《昆蟲協奏曲》背後的創作理念。

Who Is Now Silent? 


Hear our planet’s wild beauty and power - and be inspired to fight to help protect it. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, who spent his youth in the wilds of Alaska as an environmental activist, writes music deeply in tune with the natural world. Gregor Mayrhofer’s Insect Concerto, written to create awareness about a worldwide decline of insect populations, highlights a special urgency about biodiversity loss and its impact on our ecosystem.

Programme

John Luther Adams: there is no one, not even the wind (2017)  Asian Premiere

After living in Alaska for much of my life, I now make my home in the Sonoran Desert.

 

there is no one, not even the wind comes directly from my experience of the space and solitude, the stillness and light of the desert.

 

Like all my recent music, this piece embraces layered time and physical space as central elements. The instruments are widely dispersed, and there are six simultaneous tempos.

 

The title is a variation on words of the great Mexican poet Octavio Paz. His poem Piedra Nativa (Native Stone) contains this line:

 

No hay nadie no siquiera tú mismo  (which translates: “There is no one, not even yourself”).

 

I take this one step further and remove not only myself, but even that very last person – the wind.

 

(programme notes by composer)

Conductor - Vicky Shin 

Flute 1 - Angus Lee

Flute 2 - Marco Leung *

Violin - Euna Kim 

Viola - Rebecca Tang **

Violoncello - Wong Tsz To *

Contrabass - Simon Hui 

Piano - Linda Yim 

Percussion 1 - Matthew Lau 

Percussion 2 - Karen Yu * 

Gregor A. Mayrhofer: Insect Concerto - Ensemble version (2019)  Asian Premiere

Despite appearing to be comical in nature, Gregor Mayrhofer’s Insect Concerto is a profound reflection on the impact human activities has had on the endangerment of insects. Inspired by the severe situation of insects in his native Germany, Mayrhofer researched and transcribed a variety of insect calls into rhythmic motifs and melodic fragments – a hybrid “musical language, which links the noisy world of the insect swarm with our traditional instruments” – forming the foundations of this Concerto. The work, as Mayrhofer emphasises, is an appeal to the listeners, to reconnect with the natural world around us, one that is vanishing at an alarming rate.

(Text: Angus Lee, edited from notes by the composer)

Conductor - Vicky Shin 

Piccolo - Angus Lee 

Oboe - Danica Cheng *

Clarinet - Linus Fung **

Bassoon - Leung Tak Wing 

Horn - Andrew Au-Yeung *

Trumpet - Edwin Wong **

Trombone - Ben Pelletier *

Tuba - Gary Chong *

Harp - Amy Tam *

Percussion - Matthew Lau 

Percussion - Karen Yu *

Violin Ia - Euna Kim 

Violin Ib - Kitty Cheung *

Violin IIa - Patrick Yim 

Violin IIb - Wei Ningyi *

Viola Ia - William Lane 

Viola Ib - Rebecca Tang **

Violoncello 1 - Wong Tsz To *

Violoncello 2 - Pun Chak Yin *

Contrabass - Simon Hui 

> Detailed Musicians Biographies

*Guest Artist  **Artistic Intern

The Artistic Internship Scheme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

*After the concert on 27 November (Friday), there will be a meet-the-artist session. Angus Lee, HKNME Programme Manager, will be in dialogue with Gregor Mayrhofer, joining through the internet, speak on the concept and idea behind his Insect Concerto, the world’s first musical piece for orchestra and insects. 

 

SONIC ECOLOGY 

Personnel 創作成員

CURATORS 策展人

Lam Lai 林儷

William Lane 凌藝廉

COMPOSERS 作曲家

John Luther Adams 約翰・路德・亞當斯

 johnlutheradams.net

Gregor A. Mayrhofer 格力哥・邁賀法

 gregor-a-mayrhofer.com

PRODUCTION TEAM 製作團隊
Production Manager 製作經理 - Wingo Chan 陳結榮

Stage Manager 舞台監督- Karen Kwong 鄺嘉欣

Stage and Technical Assistant 舞台及技術助理

- Chan Chun Lung 陳振龍
- Cheung Hoi Wang 張凱泓 
- Wu Yan Lung 胡潤龍

HKNME ADMIN 香港創樂團行政

Founder & Artistic Director - William Lane 

創團人 暨 藝術總監 - 凌藝廉

Company Manger - Sun Chung

樂團經理 - 鍾兆燊

Creative Producer - Sharon Chan

創意監製 - 陳楚珊

Programme Manager - Angus Lee

節目經理 - 李一葦

SPONSOR 樂器贊助

TOM LEE MUSIC 通利琴行

SPECIAL THANKS 特別鳴謝

ASIA SOCIETY HONG KONG 亞洲協會香港中心

Home Affairs Bureau 民政事務局

 

4 - 6.12.2020 (Fri - Sun)  |  International Conference

Asia Society Hong Kong

亞洲協會香港中心

REGISTRATION 網上登記

All participants are required to register for the conference. Registration is free of charge. 

參與論壇須提早登記。費用全免。

Conference programme will be conducted in English.

論壇節目將以英語進行。

Sonic Ecology 2020 will be concluded in a three-day digital conference, 4-6 December 2020, with performance and installation programmes, presented by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Keynote speakers and  guest artists will share with international audience with paper presentations and workshops from a wide variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives, focusing on innovative sound-based projects that address environmental awareness and engagement to realise sound-based initiatives that facilitate new artistic connections with the natural world, or to address - directly or conceptually - pressing environmental issues.

CONFERENCE DETAILS >  

 

For enquiries, please contact us at info@hknme.org

如有查詢,請電郵至 info@hknme.org

 

26.11.2020 (Thur) 1930 |  Film Screening 

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

香港文化中心 劇場

3 Thousand RIVERS: Voices in the Forest

維陀・嘉瑪《三千河川:森林之聲》

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葡萄牙語及西班牙語演唱,設英文字幕

電影放映後「演後藝人談」環節,將由香港創樂團藝術總監凌藝廉於網上與創作者維陀・嘉瑪即時對話,探討以藝術引導有關環保議題的關注及倡議。

劇情概述

《三千河川:森林之聲》透過多媒體歌劇的形式,以及哥倫比亞和巴西亞馬遜河流域人們的角度,讓觀眾一窺熱帶雨林所受到的社會和環境破壞。為了聆聽直接遭受影響的人群的聲音,團隊在創作過程中與普圖馬約省、卡奎塔省、喬科省和帕拉省的一些主要河流沿岸原著民社群緊密合作。維陀・嘉瑪首齣足本多媒體歌劇改編自已故哥倫比亞人類學家羅伯托・法蘭科的著作《邪惡的白人》。內容描述 1969 年時,白人殖民者逼使在哥倫比亞亞馬遜河普萊河一帶自願與世隔絕的尤里族人與其暴力衝突。一個家庭被軍隊扣作人質在拉佩德雷拉市拘留了幾個月。經一位法國記者介入和國際社會施加壓力後,一家之主卡拉巴羅(綁架者因他長得像一位著名哥倫比亞拳擊手而為其取此名字)成功讓自己和家人脫困並重返部落的群居竹人。尤里族人至今仍自願與世隔絕。《三千河川》獲哥倫比亞亞馬遜保育團隊、「更多藝術・更多行動」和 Flora ars + natura 支持,由克勞斯親王基金和卡洛斯特・古本金基金會委約創作,並由 PangeiArt 製作。

角色

 

伊迪阿:耶撒貝爾・阿里阿斯・費南德茲(女高音)

美尼索斯:貝蒂・加西斯(女高音)

 

伊迪阿和美尼索斯兩位大洋女神不僅歌唱森林自然、川河以及社會和環境受到的衝擊,也化身森林裡棲息者,將他們的遭遇娓娓唱來。亞馬遜河流域的人們已在該地域自給自足地生活了數千年,而大洋女神則代表著這些人的抵抗和世界觀。

 

希臘和羅馬神話中的大洋女神是大洋河神俄刻阿諾斯和海洋女神忒提斯的女兒,棲息於人類無法到達的深海中。大洋女神有後代三千川河,因此象徵著水的豐饒,可以養活所有動物並成為所有植物的汁液。

 

奧卡族:懷拉・妮娜・赫卡納米豪伊

傳統印加誦唱

 

在印加的世界觀裡,哥倫比亞的奧卡族棲息於森林中的透明生物。奧卡族人可隱身觀察一切,唯有他們願意時才會現身於他人眼前。

 

卡拉巴羅:海米・洛柏斯・奇利也特奇

梅路易-梅那族傳統歌曲

1969年白人和普蕾河一帶自願與世隔絕的部落首次遇上和發生衝突。一個家庭被軍隊扣作人質在拉佩德雷拉市拘留數月。一家之主卡拉巴羅(綁架者因他長得像一位著名哥倫比亞拳擊手而為其取此名字)成功讓自己和家人脫困並重返部落的群居竹人。該部落至今仍自願與世隔絕。

幕次與場景

 

第一幕

米諾陶迷宮

 

第一場

失控的龍

 

第二場

米諾陶之舞

 

第三場

森林日記 #1

 

第四場

毒箭蛙之歌

 

第五場

森林之家

 

第六場

森林日記 #2

 

第二幕

普圖馬約河

 

第七場

雙塔

 

第八場

皇后

 

第三幕

卡克塔

 

第九場

印加儀式歌曲

 

第十場

邪惡的白人

 

第十一場

擱淺的美洲豹

 

第十二場

帝國之門

 

第十三場

也迪哥之舞

 

第十四場

我的王國

維陀・嘉瑪

 

維陀・嘉瑪為安哥拉作曲家、藝術家和研究員,擅長將科學方法論和數碼媒體與主要來自他祖國的傳統習俗和非西方知識體系結合在一起。

 

他擁有倫敦都會大學約翰・卡斯爵士藝術、建築及設計學院的數碼樂器及音樂科技碩士學位,目前為比利時根特藝術學院皇家美術及音樂學院博士候選人。其音樂作品將音樂、攝影、影像、實地錄音以及現代樂器與聲音裝置設計等多種媒介共冶一爐,用材廣博。

 

嘉瑪常與不同學院和大學合作,合作機構包括史丹福大學音樂及聲學電腦研究中心、麻省理工學院藝術科學與科技中心及印第安納大學國際研究學院。委託嘉瑪作曲的國際級樂團和機構包括:芝加哥交響樂團、克諾斯四重奏、美國華盛頓甘迺迪藝術中心、克勞斯親王基金、阿姆斯特丹藝術基金會和卡洛斯特・古本金基金會。

 

他曾為蘇格蘭國家博物館、紐約廉租公寓博物館、倫敦皇家歌劇院、西維珍尼亞州克里科學中心等機構設計樂器和裝置。嘉瑪的最新多媒體歌劇作品《三千川河:森林之聲》由卡洛斯特・古本金基金會和克勞斯親王基金委約創作,並曾在阿姆斯特丹皇宮、里斯本古本金基金會的大禮堂和波哥大的羅伯托・阿里亞斯・佩雷斯劇院演出。

 

嘉瑪目前受里斯本奧埃拉斯區委託為波埃塔斯公園創作《詩之樹》,運用特別的流動互動應用程式製造內容導向的公共藝術裝置。

創作團隊 

作曲: 維陀・嘉瑪

劇本:改編自羅伯托・法蘭科著作《邪惡的白人》

劇本改編:維陀・嘉瑪

指揮:胡兒・皮耶魯

舞台導演:奧爹盧・拉杷

服裝設計: 卡拉・費南德斯

表演控制:胡兒・佩拉爾他

燈光音響工程: 傑夫・杜博瓦

音響工程: 保羅・馬沙杜、堤阿哥・約拿他斯

影像及攝影: 維陀・嘉瑪、胡兒・皮耶魯

參與樂團:古本金管弦樂團

克勞斯親王基金及卡洛斯特・古本金基金會聯合委約創作 

哥倫比亞亞馬遜保育團隊、「更多藝術・更多行動」及Flora ars + natura支持

PangeiArt 製作

演出者

耶撒貝爾・阿里阿斯・費南德茲(女高音) 

貝蒂・加西斯(女高音)

懷拉・妮娜・赫卡納米豪伊(印加歌唱家)

海米・洛柏斯・奇利也特奇(梅路易-梅那族歌唱家)

貝德羅・奧希達(敲擊樂)

伊利恩・薩米恩托(敲擊樂)

沙樂美・巴奕斯・瑪托士(托阿弦琴)

維陀・嘉瑪(托阿弦琴、十字星手指琴、甸奴弦琴)

(中譯:秦海迪)

3 Thousand RIVERS: Voices in the Forest

Sung in Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles 

*After the screening there will be a meet-the-artist session. William Lane, HKNME Artistic Director, and Angus Lee, HKNME Programme Manager, will be in dialogue with Victor Gama, joining through the internet, speak on arts as an advocacy for raising awareness on environmental issues. 

Synopsis

3 thousand RIVERS: Voices in the Forest is a multimedia opera that offers a perspective on the social and environmental destruction of the rainforests through the lens of people living in the Amazon in Colombia and Brazil. The work has been developed in close partnership with indigenous communities along some of the main rivers in the Putumayo, Caquetá, Chocó and Pará to hear the voices of those who suffer these impacts first hand. Victor Gama's first full-length multimedia opera is based on the late Colombian anthropologist Roberto Franco's book Cariba Malo. It describes the story of a white settler who in 1967 forced a violent encounter with the Yuri, an indigenous people who live in voluntary isolation in the Puré river in the Colombian Amazon. A family was taken hostage by the army and detained for months in La Pedrera. Through the intervention of a French journalist and pressures from the international community, Caraballo, the head of the family (named by his captors because he resembled a famous Colombian boxer) managed to free himself and his family and return to the tribe's malouca. The Yuri remain in voluntary isolation to this day. 3 thousand Rivers was supported by environmental and artist's organizations Amazon Conservation Team Colombia, Mas Arte Mas Acción and Flora ars+natura, commissioned by the Prince Claus Fund and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and produced by PangeiArt.

Characters

 

Idia: Yetzabel Arias Fernandez - soprano

Menesthos: Betty Garces – soprano

 

Idia and Menesthos are two Oceanides who sing the nature of the forest, their rivers and their current dramas and simultaneously assume the role of some of the testimonies of the forest dwellers. They represent the resistance and the worldview of the peoples originating in the Amazon and who have lived there sustainably for thousands of years.

 

In Greek and Roman mythology, Oceanides are the ocean nymphs, daughters of Oceanus and Thetis and inhabit the deep and inaccessible seas. The Oceanides had 3,000 rivers as their offspring, thus embodying the fecundity of the water that feeds all animals and forms the sap of all plants.

 

Auka: Waira Nina Jacanamijoy 

traditional Inga chant

 

In the Inga worldview, an Amazonian people currently living in Colombia, the Aukas are invisible beings that inhabit the forest. The Aukas can observe all without being seen, are transparent therefore, and only manifest and become visible when they so wish.

 

Caraballo: Jaime Lopez Kiriyateke 

Murui-Muina traditional song

 

In a first contact with a tribe in voluntary isolation in the Park of the Pure River in 1969, a family was taken hostage by the army and retained for months in La Pedrera. Caraballo, the head of the family (named by his captors because he resembled a famous Colombian boxer) managed to free himself and his family and return to the tribe's malouca who remain in voluntary isolation to this day.

Acts and Scenes

 

Act I

The Minotaur Labyrinth

 

Scene 1

A Dragon on the Loose

 

Scene 2

The Dance of the Minotaur

 

Scene 3

Forest Diaries #1

 

Scene 4

The Song of the Dart Frog

 

Scene 5

A Home in the Forest

 

Scene 6

Forest diaries #2

 

Act II

The Putumayo

 

Scene 7

Two towers

 

Scene 8

La Reina

 

Act III

The Caquetá

 

Scene 9

La Wairasasha

 

Scene 10

Cariba Malo

 

 Scene 11

The Stranded Jaguar

 

Scene 12

The Empire Gates

 

Scene 13

Yadiko dance

 

Scene 14

This is my Kingdom

VICTOR GAMA

 

Victor Gama is an Angolan composer, artist and researcher, whose practice combines scientific methodologies and digital mediums together with traditional practice and non-western systems of knowledge often from his home country.

 

Gama holds an MA in Digital Organology and Music Technology from Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University and is currently phD candidate at KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gentin Belgium. His musical compositions are expansive works that bring together diverse mediums such as music, photography, video, field recording and the design of contemporary musical instruments and sound installations.

 

He frequently collaborates with Institutes and Universities, including the Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, the Centre for Arts Science and Technology at MIT and the Institute for International Study at Indiana University.

 

Gama has been commissioned to compose for some of the world's most prestigious ensembles and institutions such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet, the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., the Prince Claus Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

 

He designed instruments and installations for the National Museums of Scotland, the Tenement Museum in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, the Clay Centre for Science and the Performing Arts in West Virginia, among others.

 

His most recent major music score was the multimedia opera 3 thousand RIVERS - Voices in the Forest commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund and staged at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the Grand Auditorium at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and at Teatro Roberto Arias Perez in Bogota.

 

The Poet Tree, commissioned for the Parque dos Poetas by the Municipality of Oeiras in Lisbon is part of Gama's current focus on developing content driven public art installations with unique mobile interactive applications.

Creative Team

Composer: Victor Gama

Libretto: based on Roberto Franco's book Cariba Malo

Libretto adaptation: Victor Gama

Conductor: Rui Pinheiro

Stage Director: Otelo Lapa

Costume design: Carla Fernandez

Sow control: Rui Peralta

Lighting: Jeff Dubois

Sound engineers: Paulo Machado, Tiago Jónatas

Video and photography: Victor Gama, Rui Peralta

Recorded with the Orquestra Gulbenkian

Commissioned by Prince Claus Fund and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Supported by Amazon Conservation Team Colombia, Flora Ars + Natura, Mas Arte Mas Acción

Produced by PangeiArt

Performers 

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

Betty Garcés (soprano)

Waira Nina Jacanamijoy (Inga singer)

Jaime Lopez Kiriyateke (Muruí-Muina singer)

Pedro Ojeda (percussion)

Urian Sarmiento (percussion)

Salomé Pais Matos (toha)

Victor Gama (toha, acrux, dino)

"Sonic Ecology" is part of practice-led research platform "Caravanserais", presented and produced by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

 

“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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