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HKPhil "Sounds of Hong Kong", artist Carol Bove & in the studio: harmonica player Patrick Yeung & Go

2019-11-20

HKPhil "Sounds of Hong Kong", artist Carol Bove & in the studio: harmonica player Patrick Yeung & Go

2019-11-20
At the beginning of the month, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra presented a concert called “Sounds of Hong Kong”, featuring many local musicians and groups. The concert also featured commissioned works by four Hong Kong composers: Ray Leung, Austin Yip, Pui-shan Cheung and Joyce Tang. We went to talk to two of them.

New York-based conceptual artist Carol Bove is known for her large vibrantly-coloured metal sculptures that often combine found scrap metal and square steel tubing that has been crushed and manipulated. Often, they also incorporate a smooth, highly polished steel disk. How you interpret them is very much up to you. One of Bove’s aims is to challenge and expand the possibilities of formal abstraction to let the viewer decide on the different narrative that could emerge. Until the middle of December, the David Zwirner gallery is showing pieces from her ongoing series of “collage sculptures”, a series of compositions in steel that she began creating in 2016.

Harmonica players Patrick Yeung and Gordon Lee have been friends since they met at university. Both later decided to become full-time musicians. They formed a harmonica band, The Myth, in 2012. The two not only play the standard harmonica repertoire, they’re also dedicated to expanding by arranging and commissioning new works for the instrument. They’re with us now to tell us more.

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