HKNME x Goethe-Institut Hongkong
IN DIALOGUE WITH BEETHOVEN 2020
Goethe-Institut Hongkong in partnership with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and The University of Hong Kong to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 1770.
9 OCT 2020
9 DEC 2020
16 DEC 2020
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY (UMAG)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Osage x HKNME
THE LISTENING ROOM 7
21 NOV 2020 4-6pm
HKNME x Osage
Part One: Performance (4-5pm)
Intense soundscapes for the listener to wander through.
GYÖRGY KURTÁG - JELEK OP. 5
for solo viola
GYÖRGY KURTÁG - HOMMAGE À R. SCH. OP. 15D
for clarinet, viola and piano
MARTIJN TELLINGA - BRANCHING INTO OTHERS
For large ensemble
Part Two: Open Workshop (5-6pm)
“In progress” workshop of musical compositions chosen from the HKNME 2020 Call for Scores, and a moderated discourse between composers and performers. Programme to be announced.
3 thousand RIVERS by Victor Gama
Based on four years of field work and research in the rain forests of the Amazon in Colombia and Brazil, Victor Gama’s 3 thousand RIVERS is a multimedia opera that tells the drama of the social and environmental destruction of the Amazon through the lens of people living in the front lines.
Sung in Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles
26.11.2020 (Thu) 7:30pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
*After the screening there will be a meet-the-artist session. William Lane, HKNME Artistic Director will dialogue with Victor Gama, joining through the internet, to speak on advocacy in the arts, and the role of the arts in raising awareness about environmental issues.
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.
John Luther Adams: there is no one, not even the wind (2017) Asian Premiere
Gregor Mayrhofer: Insect Concerto - Ensemble version (2019) Asian Premiere
27.11.2020 (Fri) 8pm
28.11.2020 (Sat) 5pm
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
*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 will take place 4-6 December 2020 as a three-day digital conference with performance and installation programmes, presented by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Thanks for all friendly submissions of enthusiastic proposals and papers with pledged commitments on environmental issues. We are honoured to announce the following keynote speakers and presentation leads for the conference -
Keynote Speakers: Leah Barclay, Victor Gama, Kaspar König
Papers & Presentations by: Dr. Zhangyi Chen, Dr. Jonas Baes, Margaret Anne Schedel, Brian Smith, Rob Cosgrove, Wen Chin Fu, Karen Yu, Lo Lai Lai / Lam Lai, Michael Leung, Ying Luo & Sze Ka Yan
4-6 Dec 2020 Fri-Sun
11am - 6pm, @ Asia Society Hong Kong
APO x HKNME x Lumenvisum
Hi! Flora, Fauna
Primitive sounds of wildlife linger in an urban oasis.
Exhibition December 2020 - June 2021
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens | map
Presenter : Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organiser : Art Promotion Office
Curatorial Partner (Image Art) : Lumenvisum
Music Collaborator : Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Fountain Terrace Garden : 5am - 10 pm
Green House/ Education and Exhibition Centre : 9am - 4:30 pm
Other Areas : 6am - 7pm
New commission work by Charles Kwong
In exploration of stories about the Gardens and the relationship between human and nature, the Art Promotion Office will launch the 'Hi! Flora, Fauna' art project in December featuring 17 artists / artist groups, including Nadim Abbas, Chan Hay-ching, Enoch Cheung, Eunice Cheung, Human Ip, Sharon Lee, Leong Ka-tai, Leung Mee-ping, Ng Hoi-chi, Gretchen So, Tung Wing-hong, Dio Wong, Morgan Wong, Wong Wo-bik, Impromptu Projects, Deep Food and &dear, together with our Curatorial Partner (Image Art) Lumenvisum and Music Collaborator Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Drawing inspiration from the history, collective memories, cultural imagination as well as natural attractions of the Gardens, the artists will present their creativity via a variety of art mediums and organise a series of site-specific activities, offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Throughout the artistic journey, you are invited to explore meanings and treasures of the Gardens — let's share new memories and continue to grow with this place we all love.