SPECIALS
CHORUS
Exhibition

Chorus, this hypnotic installation by UK sound artist Ray Lee, will illuminate the evening dusk in Kowloon Park during the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

 

Towering above, a series of giant metal tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical pitches creating a pulsating, harmonic drone, singing out a hypnotic siren call to all those present.

 

Red lights on the arms appear like a whirling swarm of fireflies, or of planets in motion, emitting mesmerising orbits of colour. These intersecting lights trace rings in the sky, while the combined chorus of the spinning speakers creates a cohesive harmonious whole, “a sticky flux” that is both uplifting and transfixing.

 

Show times details, please visit: www.hk.artsfestival.org

 


 

During the Chorus exhibition, Festival PLUS has organised a series of outreach activities built around the theme of urban soundscape and development. These events will be led by experienced guides, scholars and sound artists. Selected events will also include a viewing of the sound and light show at the Kowloon Park Piazza.

 

Passage in Sound

Travel back to the old days through Passage in Sound, where ferries whistle, crowds bustle and prayers are sung in the mosque. Trace the fading footsteps through the medium of sound, and catch a glimpse of the past lives.

Registration: http://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/Events/view/378

 

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City Dialogue

Rev Au Pak-ping, an urban development enthusiast, will lead this walking tour covering the four famous hills and churches of Tsim Sha Tsui. Join him and rediscover the connection between religion and the city.

Route: Observatory Hill, Signal Hill, The Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound, Kowloon Park Hill

Registration: http://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/Events/view/379

      

Sound Walk Workshop

Follow sound artists Fiona Lee and Wong Chun Hoi for a stroll through our city. Discover the sound that is lost in the hubbub, and learn to sketch a sound map to help understand our home from a different angle.

Registration: http://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/Events/view/380

 

Talk

Ray Lee, the creator of Chorus, will meet local artists and members of the public to talk about the ideas behind this project.

Registration: http://www.hk.artsfestivalplus.org/Events/view/381

 

Chorus Outreach Activities

The scheme invites students to visit the exhibition and provides a series of workshops conducted by a local sound artist. These are designed to foster a connection between students and their neighbourhood through the rediscovery of previously unnoticed sounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date/Time

2-3, 7-10 Mar 2017

6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9pm, 9:30pm

4-5 Mar 2017

3:00pm, 3:45pm. 4:30pm, 6:45pm. 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10pm

 

Venue

Piazza, Kowloon Park

 

Free admission