Revolution Per Minute: Sound Art China


We would like to invite you to cover the following events:
Event:              “Revolution Per Minute: Sound Art China” Media Preview & Guided Tour
Date:               19 December 2014 (Friday)
Time:               5:00pm
Venue:             L3, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Event:              “Revolution Per Minute: Sound Art China” Opening Ceremony
Date:               19 December 2014 (Friday)
Time:               7:00pm
Venue:             L3, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Event:              “Revolution Per Minute: Sound Art China” Performance
Date:               20 December 2014 (Saturday) & 21 December 2014 (Sunday)
Time:               7:30pm
Venue:             M1060 Multimedia Theatre, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
“Revolution Per Minute: Sound Art China”, curated by Chinese sound art pioneer Yao Dajuin, is part of the Cultural Festival organised to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of City University of Hong Kong (CityU). It is a touring exhibition that charts the course of development of sound art in various Chinese communities over the last decade. Most of the exhibits and performances will be making their debut in Hong Kong.
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 including Zhang You-sheng, Wang Changcun, Shi Wenhua and Samson Young, Assistant Professor from the School of Creative Media at CityU. On top of 18 art installations, the exhibition programme covers a variety of performances, giving the participating artists a rare opportunity to strut their stuff on stage by showcasing their pioneering works beyond the realm of mainstream music.
Artists featured on the 1st evening: Vvzela Kook, Zhang You-sheng, Jimu, Xu Cheng   
Artists featured on the 2nd evening: Wang Changcun, Zhang Anding/Zafka, Jfever, Vvzela Kook, RMBit
A prominent advocate of sound art in China, Yao Dajuin graduated from the School of Art History of UC Berkeley and is currently Director of Open Media Lab of the School of Intermedia Art of the China Academy of Art. He has curated a number of large-scale art performances such as Beijing Sonar and the opening ceremony of the 2008 Shanghai Electronic Arts Festival, as well as international exhibitions including “Sound Art China” in New York, USA.
Zhang You-sheng is one-half of the legendary Kandala label – one of the most influential independent noise labels in Taiwan. You-sheng’s collaborative project Minkoku Hyakunen was recently awarded an honorary mention at the digital music and sound art category of Prix Ars Electronica. He will play a set that explores the many intricacies of “no-input improvisation” – a technique that exploits extremely minimal analog setups to creative ends, generating a rich array of circuitry sounds by frantically looping mixer noises and microphone feedbacks.
Recent years have seen the growing popularity of sound art with major museums around the world, which are coming up with various exhibitions featuring this art form. Upon its launch in the US last year, “Revolution Per Minute” also generated a huge surge of international interest in Chinese sound art.
The curator, Yao Dajuin, and all the participating artists will attend the media preview and the guided tour of the exhibition.
“Revolution Per Minute: Sound Art China” will be held from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, starting 19 December 2014 until 19 January 2015 (closed on Sunday and public holidays) with free admission. All are welcome.
For more information of the exhibition, please visit
Notes to editors:
RSVP for media tour by 18 December to Fion Ng, School of Creative Media (Tel: 3442 7659 or 9133 9599,
Media enquiries: Karen Cheng, Communications and Public Relations Office (Tel: 3442 6905 or 9201 8895) / Fion Ng, School of Creative Media (Tel: 3442 7659 or 9133 9599)


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