Music for Dancing Percussionist Dancing itself begs description. The performance of the percussionist allows the body a tremendous range of movements, echoing the command of dancing. By studying one of the masterpieces of Iannis Xenakis, Rebonds A, percussionist Mei-yi Lee and composer Lam Lai examined its augmented perspective, restructured the movement of the percussionist by providing the body with its great flexibility and mobility. With the conventional notation and the new position of the drums, an unfamiliar way of dancing began to speak.
Hong Kong Solos by Ari Benjamin Meyers, presented by Spring Workshop Hong Kong
Performance at Things that can happen
16 Mar- 1 Apr 2017 Things that can happen
1/F, 98 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
A part of An exposition, not an exhibition, Hong Kong Solos is an artwork by Ari Benjamin Meyers that will take place at six non-profit art organizations—Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong Arts Centre, M+, Para Site, soundpocket and Things that can happen. Meyers invited six local Hong Kong composers to create new works for staff members at these organizations across the city. In order to experience these intimate pieces devised for 1 performer and 1-4 audience members, potential listeners are invited to book visits to these institutions. The work centers around bringing together usually disparate parties: a composer and an art professional, a performer and a visitor, and the members of the art and music worlds of Hong Kong.
Spring Workshop, Hong Kong (link)
Things that can happen (link)
PRINZ TR – 15 for Voice and Tape
Departing from the study of speech as music and rhythm, Lam Lai’s piece is scored for Chantal’s voice and portable tape recorder in a work that explores the machine’s biography and how music can capture shifts in space and time.