Unmeasured Music began in July 2007, in the bar at the contemporary arts venue, Spike Island (Bristol, UK). A monthly night devised by Rachel Connelly, where artists, musicians and ideas joined together to create sublime performances and more unsettling moments. It is a club, a social event, a place where sound and music events are un-tempered. Risk is intrinsic. Dedicated to the promotion of sound related events and the art of listening, it aims to provide a place where projects can happen, people can meet and your ears can be challenged.
Unmeasured Music HK 2
A Return to Vinyl, and other strange sounds
I/O (Input/ Output)
Wednesday 31st March, 7.30pm
William Lane (NME)
I/O is pleased to present the 2nd event for Unmeasured Music HK
4 performers play amongst the backdrop of Paiva’s installation, Experiments on the Notation of Shapes. Turntables are back, but not in a way you expected. [ch`os] and Dee, usually more known for their digital compositions, take on an ‘old media’. Using turntables in unique ways, each performer creates a sometimes surreal but captivating soundtrack. NERVE provides sublime and edgy improvisations from his recent compositions, while William Lane takes Paiva’s installation as inspiration and uses the street outside I/O for his improvisation.
Dickson Dee (Li Chin Sung) has been engaged in the music industry for more than 20 years and has assumed different persona’s for various incarnations which include; DJ Dee -electronic experimental music, Li Chin Sung -music concrete and avant-garde, PNF -industrial noise, Khoomi Sound Machine -electronic world jazz, and Dickson Dee – electronic acoustic, sampling cut ‘n’ paste and turntable-ist works. He has collaborated and performed with many artists such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Sainkho Namtchylak, Maja Ratkje and at venues worldwide which include: Taipei underground music festival; Musik Triennial, Köln; International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yokohama; Korea Gumi Culture Festival and Avant-Garde Festival, Beijing. He has also established the music label Noise Asia, followed by Dicksonia Audio, a label for the release and publishing of his own works.
[ch’os] (Joao Vasco Paiva) is an audio visual related project based on deconstructive sound treatment and generative compositions. His work has been shown in festivals worldwide such as ‘FILE Hypersonica International Festival of Electronic Language’, ‘London Exploratory Music Festival’, ‘Athens Video Art Festival’, ‘CityTransit’, ‘2pi Festival’, ‘Hong Kong and Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennial’, and Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.
Nerve (Steve Hui) is a member of experimental electronic music group VSOP, DJ of the club night HEADROOM, aswell as a regular collaborator of the theatre group Zuni Icosahedron. Hui’s creative work has been presented at various festivals including: Hong Kong Arts Festival, Microwave International Media Art Festival, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Fringe Shanghai and Creative Cities (Hong Kong in London). His first orchestral work Re-Autumn was commissioned by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. In 2006, Hui was invited by the Asia-Europe Foundation for “Hearing Helsinki” project in Finland.
Australian violist William Lane is Artistic Director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Recipient of a number of large scholarships and prize-winner at various international competitions, he has performed as a soloist and chamber musician all over Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America. Lane has been Principal Viola of the string orchestra Resonanz Chamber Orchestra (Hamburg, Germany), as well as working on a freelance basis with Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), the SMASH Ensemble (Salamanca, Spain). He currently plays with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
This event is sponsored by White Noise Records.
White Noise Records
4, Canal Road East, Causeway Bay.HK