星期六, 1月 30, 2010

Brian Eno's Music for Airports: New Audio-Visual Counterpoint

I went to the performance last night, I assured you there is no Brian Eno in person but may be in spirit:
Brian Eno's Music for Airports
New Audio-Visual Counterpoint

Welcome on board airline CM! Fasten your seat belts as members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble takes you through a sample-infused electro-acoustic soundscape. Riveting electronic symphony and live video projections will reconstruct the old Kai Tak Airport - the real and the imagined - in this audio-visual portrait of a disappearing city.

Five of Hong Kong's best experimental musical talents will pay tribute to the Godfather of electronic music - experimentalist Brian Eno, whose Music for Airports single-handedly invented the genre that is now known as ambient music. This is certainly an experimental music mega event that you do not want to miss!

Refresh your ears with a CM hand-picked mix of experimental audio-visual compositions that promises to extend your horizon way beyond the cruising altitude.

Gaybird- The grid of elasticity II
Aenon Loo- Towards the Air
Tang Lok Yin- Clarinet Duet
Nerve (Steve Hui)
Aeolian FX -- Airport
Choi Sai Ho (S.T.)-Ten
Brian Eno, arr. Nerve
Music for Airports – new electro-acoustic arrangement *
* World Premiere
Live performance
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Video Artists: Adrian Yeung, Silas Fong
Set and Lighting Design: Priman Lee
Contemporary Musiking (CM)Artistic Director: Samson Young
Today's Platform for Contemporary Music
Founded in 2007, is a Hong Kong-based arts organization that is solely devoted to the promotion and creation of contemporary music and experimental music. Since its inception, CM has impressed local and overseas audiences with its daring programming and highly experimental productions that merge contemporary music with technology and new media. Past productions include Electric Requiem: God Save the Queen, in collaboration with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong ; Hong Kong Explode, a multimedia rendition of Bach's classic Two Part Invention, re-arranged for New York's DITHER electric guitar quartet; and Box of Revelation, a unique performance of Messiaen's epic Quartet for the End of Time that is housed inside of a Facebook-inspired interactive installation, staged by members of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

CM believes in contemporary music as a relevant performing art form, and sees the desperate need for a forward-looking platform for musical experiments in Hong Kong. CM regularly invites overseas musicians to collaborate with local composers. In addition, through its strategic partnership with arts organizations across genres, CM provides a cross-disciplinary, multi-media platform for composers to experiment, explore and expand.

Comparing to the computer music performance 5 years ago by the sound and vision people, it is much more attractive to see real muical instrument than wires and plugs. The music itself is still quite middle of the road- not pop and melodic, not heavy sound and noise, not too complex orchestrated layers and loops, the night performance was mostly minimal and non- rhythmic. "Experimental", "Fusion" ,"Audio Visual" may be the formula for new music. Most video are sleek and good looking but really lack the variation and development to bring it to the front, so now it is remain aas the background for the music.

星期六, 1月 23, 2010

A panel discussion organized by the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region, Italy

Do you still ask the big question? Do you still explore life, reality, dreams, form in the practice of art ? Will the extra spectator actually ruins the path of converging life and art? Should art stay as a personal and internal dialogue ? Or a dialogue with other artists?

During Arte Fiera Art First, Bologna
In collaboration with LaRete Art Projects

For some decades, the traditional relationship between spectator and artwork is no longer the only one an artist establishes with his audience.

Since the beginning of the second half of the 20th century artists have cancelled the boundries between themselves, their work and the audience. After Fluxus, Happening and the so-called 'Relational Aesthetics' of the Nineties, art and everyday life have become so closely intertwined, that it is sometimes hard to distinguish one from the other. Numerous scholarly publications have been written on this kind of crossover. During his lifetime, Joseph Beuys expanded the definition of "being an artist" almost universally. The involvement of persons who don't consider themselves artists, or at least not in the first place, for many artists remains a challenge which presents itself continuously in new forms. The intention is to include larger groups of people, not only in the reception of art, but also in artistic production, which leads to the creation of new creative communities.

The Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region in Bologna, Italy, has decided to support this kind of artistic endeavor with a biannual art award. The intention is not only to support an artistic production beyond market strategies, but also to stimulate a source of inspiration for participatory techniques which help create involvement, useful for citizens and politicians.

At Arte Fiera Rudolf Frieling, Alfredo Jaar and Bert Theis, moderated by Julia Draganovic, the curator in charge to develop this art award, will discuss with Monica Donini, President of the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna Region, the opportunities, limits and challenges of participatory art practices and ways in which they can help create and develop a new, shared sense of belonging to a community.

Rudolf Frieling is curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Adjunct Professor at the California College of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute. From 1994 to 2006 he was a curator and researcher at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. His curatorial and editorial projects include "Media Art Net" and "40yearsvideoart.de" both at ZKM and at SFMOMA most recently "In Collaboration" and "The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now", a survey of historic and contemporary participatory concepts.

Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has created more than fifty Public Interventions around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007), São Paulo (1987, 1989), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), and Seville (2006), as well as Documenta (1987, 2002) in Kassel. Important individual exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1992); Whitechapel, London (1992); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1992); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994); Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005); Fundación Telefónica, Santiago (2006); Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2007); Hangar Bicocca and Spazio Oberdan, Milan (2008).

Bert Theis, artist and curator, born in Luxembourg 1952, based in Milan since 1992. Co-founder of the long-term collective projects out-Office for Urban Transformation and Isola Art Center in Milan. Bert Theis is a creator of platforms that are open to participation and self-managed activities. He has had exhibitions in several museums, build installations in public space and taken part in international art events like the Venice Biennale 1995, Sculpture Projects Münster 1997, Arte all'Arte 1998, Manifesta 1998 and numerous other biennials in Europe and Asia. In 2009 he curated Territoria 4, a project of the Province of Prato, Italy.



During Arte Fiera and in collaboration with LaRete

星期三, 1月 13, 2010

A Proposition by Hans Ulrich Obrist: Maps of the 21st Century

Again Hans Ulrich Obrist :
The Maps for the 21st Century project consists in an invitation to artists in which the submission guideline is as minimal as possible: how one perceives a map of the twenty-first century. Following the Formulas for Now book, this ongoing project responds to an urgent need to chart this first decade of a century characterized by increasing displacement, migration, and globality.

Propositions is a public forum that explores ideas in development. Each two-day seminar explores a topic of current investigation in an invited speaker's own artistic or intellectual practice. Over the course of a seminar session, these developing ideas are presented to the public, responded to, "researched," and discussed to uniquely propel the ideas forward.

Propositions is part of the Museum as Hub initiative, a laboratory for art and ideas realized through a partnership of five international arts organizations that includes Insa Art Space, Seoul; the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; the Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo; and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. The initiative seeks to support art activities and experimentation; explore artistic, curatorial, and institutional practice; and serve as an important resource for the public to learn about contemporary art from around the world.

星期一, 1月 11, 2010

Error is art

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