Sonic Anchor # 28, Site-specific

Sonic Anchor # 28, Site-specific
Re-recorded Spatial Dynamics

“A new series of Sonic Anchor, Second Coming Series, will be launched in the historic building Comix Home Base. In this series, we invite artists that we have featured in the previous Sonic Anchor to present works that response directly to this historical site.

To kickoff the Second Coming series, composer-sound artist Lam Lai will conduct an experiment in outdoor live looping, paying homage to Lucier’s tape-loop classic “I Am Sitting In A Room”. Since her last Sonic Anchor appearance, Lam Lai had spent time honing her craft in Netherlands – we can’t wait to see her transformation.”

July 9, 2016 7:30pm
Hong Kong Comix Home Base

Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong (link)
Comix Home Base (link)


Eating the Sound of the Vibraphone
for Vibraphone and Environmental sounds

Karen YU Vibraphone

To develop a new piece with a vibraphone and environment sounds and use different dimension of recording/playback methods as musical elements in the piece. The main focus is to set the live vibraphone sound into ambient sound.

The sounds of the vibraphone are recorded through 4 microphones at the same time. Microphones are placed in different location of the building (refer to the picture above) and pointing to different direction. This placement allows recording the vibraphone sound in different acoustic environments. So in the recording, you could hear the difference of sound distance and the sound environment among 4 different microphones. Two channels speakers use to playback the sound.




(photo by 現在音樂 Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong)
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Telematic Performance, Hong Kong and Zürich

Modern Academy, HK-Zürich Telematic Concert

A live performance via high-bandwidth Internet by musicians in Zürich and in Hong Kong

July 2, 2016 6:00pm & 10pm HK time
Hong Kong Baptist University Recital Hall

Connecting Space (link)
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (link)
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (link)

The Raindrops
for Contrabass Flute and Prepared Viola

Matthias Ziegler contrabass flute
William Lane prepared viola

This work is written for the telematic concert between Hong Kong and Zürich.


Veenfabriek musictheatre – RAARRR

De Veenfabriek production
Musictheatre – RAARRR

Concept Joep van der Geest
Compositie Lam Lai
Dramaturgie Paul Slangen
Decoradvies Theun Mosk
Kostuumadvies Dorothee Curio
Tekst o.a. Maarten Doorman
Dramaturgie Paul Slangen
Met Ton van der Meer, Milena Haverkamp, Niki Verkaar, Joep van der Geest en Lam Lai

09 dec Theater Ins Blau, Leiden try out
10 dec Theater Ins Blau, Leiden try out
11 dec Theater Ins Blau, Leiden première

16 dec Schouwburg Rotterdam

17 dec Frascati Amsterdam
18 dec Frascati Amsterdam
19 dec Frascati Amsterdam

5 jan Toneelschuur Haarlem

09 jan Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
10 jan Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag

27 feb Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Veenfabriek (link)
Theaterkrant (link)




Spring Festival 2015, New European Ensemble

Spring Festival 2015, New European Ensemble

April 17, 2015 8:15pm
Arnold Schoenberg Zaal, The Hague

New European Ensemble (link)

Fantasy on Reliquias porteñas
for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello

Felicia van den End flute
James Meldrum clarinet
Jose ‘Pepe’ Garcia Rodriguez percussion
Daan Treur Piano
Rada Ovcharova violin
Emlyn Stam viola
Willem Stam cello

This work is inspired by the famous quote by Andy Warhol, “I think everyone should be a machine.”
Quote: Francisco Canaro’s Reliquias Porteñas