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Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Celebratory Event

CityU 30th Anniversary Cultural Festival
Music: 30 Years of Sound Art in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the World

Brief Description:

Sound artists use noise, recorded ambient sounds and other aural elements to create art installations and performance. It has become an internationally popular genre in recent years, where a new generation of avant-garde artists are pushing its boundaries. The programme includes a series of retrospective exhibitions, a symposium of Chinese Sound art, colloquiums and also sound performances by prominent sound artists from around the globe.

Date:

23 January - 22 December 2014

1.Performances: Sound Art in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the World

24 January: John Richards (UK)
25 April: Otomo Yoshihide (Japan)
16 May: Ellen Fullman (USA)
5 September: Contact Gonzo (Japan)
10 October: David Toop (UK)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue: Multimedia Theater M1060, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

2. Artist Talks: Sound Art in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the World

21 January : Artist Talk by John Richards (UK) Time: 5 - 6:30 pm
21 March: Artist Talk by Laibach (Slovenia) * Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
29 April: Artist Talk by Otomo Yoshihide (Japan) Time: 7 - 9pm
15 May: Artist Talk by Ellen Fullman (USA) *
10 September: Artist Talk by Contact Gonzo (Japan)
7 October: Artist Talk by David Toop (UK)
Venue: Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
(*to be held at Room M1060)
Enquiries:Ms Lam (Tel: 3442 2845 / email: lam.sam@cityu.edu.hk)

3. Revolution Per Minute:  Sound Art China 

Exhibition
Date: 19 Dec 2014 to 19 Jan 2015
Opening ceremony: 19 Dec 2014 (7:00pm)
Venue: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC)

Mini-fest Sound Art Peformances
Date: 20-21 Dec 2014 2014 (7:30pm)
Venue: M106 Multimeida Centre, CMC

 “RPM: Sound Art China” curated by Chinese sound art pioneer Yao Dajuin, is a touring exhibition that re-counts and re-examines the development of “sound art” in various Chinese communities in the last decade. The theme of this exhibition “RPM (revolution per minute)” refers to the speed of rotation of gramophones – the physical media that carry sound. To a large extent, the progress of “sound art” in China has been made possible through the playback of these sonic objects. RPM also refers to the speed of historical progress, i.e., the extreme speed at which the supposedly foreign concept of “sound art” has taken hold in China over the past ten years.

The Hong Kong stop of this touring exhibition will feature works by over 20 artists from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora. This exhibition is accompanied by a two-day mini-fest of sound art performances. [Details]
Enquiries:Ms Ng (Tel: 3442 7659 / email: fionang@cityu.edu.hk)
Website:http://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/news-events/events/rpm-sound-art-china/

Remarks: Details about the activities are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website for the latest announcement.

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