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+++ MOMENTS IN THE PULSE +++
A relaxing evening with new music.
Music by John Cage, Franco Donatoni, Hugo Morales, Andrius Arutiunian and Lam Lai. Followed by improvisation pieces with images, electronics and text. Date: 22 July, 2016 (Friday)
Venue: Flower Music 10
Address: 10/F., Tack Building, 50 Gilman Street, Central, Hong Kong
Karen Yu - Percussionist
A native from the multinational and multicultural city of Hong Kong, Karen Yu believes music is beyond pleasure for our ears, and the nature of percussion performance is a unique blend of audio and visual experience. Furthermore, she is fascinated by the idea of working with musicians and artists from other fields and has been an internationally active performer. In 2014, together with percussionists Katelyn King and Austin Lamarche, they formed an all-women trio Dressage. The trio is dedicated to championing and commissioning theatrical works.
Karen is currently pursuing her Master of Music Performance (percussion) in McGill University, Schulich School of Music, under the tutelage of Prof. Aiyun Huang, Prof. Fabrice Marandola and Prof. Shawn Mativetsky. Her study at McGill University is fully supported by the Schulich Graduate Scholarship and her new interdisciplinary research-creation project, Percussion vs. Machine, is being funded by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research in Music and Media (CIRMMT). Wilmer Chan - Guest Bass Musician
With a double bass that is known to produce sonorous deep tones, Wilmer Chan focuses instead on the brittle, peculiar timbre from his instrument that often requires physical tension to produce. He transforms the functional bass of the rhythm section into a supporter of textures, timbres – producing sounds that blends into the different atmospheres.
Lam Lai - Composer
Lam Lai was born in Hong Kong. Her compositions are performed around the globe, including orchestral, ensemble, electronic and interdisciplinary works. As a composer, she tends to create new hybrids of media, exploring sound experiences in music and the communication to the listener.
Lam Lai has focused on combining conventional performance practices with other forms of art such as electronic sound, visual art, film, literature and theatre. In 2011, her work Frozen Moment for synchronising two ensembles in two cities was performed by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in Hong Kong and Ensemble Adapter in the Berliner Festspiele 2011.