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這𥚃是樂團合適的地方嗎？我不肯定。近年，社會以至全球的發展告訴我，沒有甚麼是必然的。我相信忠於自己，做沒有人做過的事，往往會有新出路。<禾．日．水．巷>和<載行>就是在這個心態上面世的。而這個《瞬．樂團 – 結構與即興》(Ensemble Transience: Composition & Improvisation) 計劃，將會更義無反顧地向全方位推進。
Ensemble Transience : Composition & Improvisation
Now is the time.
It has been my lifetime dream to have my own chamber group. I realised after the world tour with “Hong Kong Episodes”, if I want to go further, we need to establish a regular team to create, experiment, perform and evolve.
I am a composer (and performer) of mainly instrumental music, audiences would be those who are patient and open minded. It seems to be a social phenomenon in this generation caused by social media that, everyone is overwhelmed with fragmental information and instant attention. I found myself trapped in a strange situation that, on one side travelling the world to perform my compositions, on the other side struggling to find any support to release and distribute my album. I have to do it by myself (& with my team), at the same time, striving to do everything as perfect as it could be to pursue this kind of music.
Hong Kong is known to be a fast paced city, where entertainment is needed more than art. Quality and originality are not always the priority. In truth, it takes a whole lot of time and commitment to work on a craft to reach a certain level of perfection, and to have an original voice.
Composers pay close attention to structures while improvisers crave for excitements; which is strikingly similar to take balance between social harmony and individual creativity. In my opinion, through improvising composed music materials, jazz and classical music are not in contradiction rather they complement each other. This practice leaves a huge potential of possibilities to discover.
Is Hong Kong the right place for Ensemble Transience? I am uncertain. In this modern society, there is no only route to success. I believe in trying to create something that not there yet will open the door to a new world. This is the mentality when “Hong Kong Episodes” and “Departure” were curated. In the upcoming project – Ensemble Transience: Composition & Improvisation, I hope to take a step further and push the boundaries fearlessly.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, I am thankful to have my first commission for a music concert here. I believe not only this city needs more artists, but more dedicated creators who strive for perfection. Instead of ingratiating for approval, I would rather go all-in bold and decisive.
In our upcoming kick-off mini concert, we will perform a short set of original music and introduce our upcoming main concerts: including bringing renowned musicians from South East Asia and worldwide to work with our ensemble, as well as a summer concert celebrating our establishment.
At the aspect of music education, our reduced 5-piece ensemble will perform 8 guided concerts at schools. We will also recruit a youth ensemble, which they will go through a number of mind-blowing master classes and tailor-made workshops from our star tutors. They will also be given opportunities to perform. We believe music is a language and rhythm being the treasures of our origins. Music education should be fun, and focus on how music connects to our soul instead of just being graded right or wrong.
We weight the process over the result, being a musician is a life-long journey of searching for oneself. We hope to enhance a more diverse music scene.
Thank you for my team and cooperation partners：Kiwi Chan, Ka Chun & Miso Tech, Phoenix Lee, Stir Production, Canopus Drums, Dpa microphones.
Ensemble Transience: Composition & Improvisation Kick-off Concert
《瞬．樂團 – 結構與即興》起動音樂會
Date 日期：27 November 2018 (Tue)
Venue 地點：Paper & Coffee, CUHK
Registration 登記 ：https://goo.gl/forms/5clKVZsdKf51bTIG2
Enquiry 查詢：9356 8133 ( Miss Chan 陳小姐 ）