No piece of music can be fully comprehended in one listen, “re-hearing” might lead us to the discovery of the unfound yet tightly knit fragments of musical art. Toolbox Percussion is presenting a sound-based exhibition “A Double Listen”, tries to construct soundscape with various everyday objects as instruments, making percussion music closer to everyday life. Audiences can be able to explore sounds with the musicians and understand the meaning of listening again with percussion rhythm. The exhibition will be ended in a few days.
敲擊襄主辦聲⾳展覽「襄⾳」及聲景演出假2021年6⽉19⽇⾄7⽉8⽇在 H Queen’s 17樓向公眾開放。是次展覽為整輯了藝團數年來的擊樂藝術嘗試，以展覽視覺，溯洄過往，注⽬現在。展覽由H Queen’s 及 HART冠名贊助。
Toolbox Percussion is delighted to present a sound-based exhibition “A Double Listen”. The exhibition and its eponymous performances will open to the public on 19 June 2021 at 17/F, H Queen’s, running through to 8 July 2021. “A Double Listen”, serving as a dossier, features many of the past and new aesthetic attempts of Toolbox Percussion. The exhibition is title sponsored by H Queen’s and HART.
The mechanisms of creating percussive sound are so versatile that musicians or composer are far from fully exploring them. This exhibition encapsulates our work in the form of multimedia conflation of percussive sound and visualized installation, multi-channel audio work, and newly commissioned sound sequences.
The exhibition is Toolbox Percussion’s venture into interdisciplinary practices, featuring sound artist and composer Alain Chiu’s new sound art installation where different objects and sounds are fragmentedly laid out in a finite space, leading audience to construct a sound afterimage, and unique listening experience.
Installation work Round by composer Fung Lam delves into the playfulness of percussive arts. The mahjong playing piece depicts different ways of playing mahjong as the sole instrument of the piece, injecting traits of quotidian pastime into percussion. While a series of spatial performances (as well as site-specific auditory experience) will feature Fung Lam’s room-filling compositional sequences.
Positioned as music happenings in a gallery space, these performances will also feature works by Steve Reich, John Cage, and Samson Young.
H Queen’s 及 HART 聯合贊助敲擊襄聲⾳展覽 《襄音》
Toolbox’s sound-based exhibition title sponsored by H Queen’s and HART: A Double Listen
H Queen’s 17樓
17/F, H Queen’s
Image courtesy of the Toolbox Percussion