Hong Kong Exile (Canada)
A multimedia piano concert that plays like a video game.
Wildly eccentric and marked by an infectious sense of play, this is a deconstructive take on piano pedagogy, manufacturing ethics, and the relationship between labour and sound. That’s right, this is not your average music performance—local upstarts Hong Kong Exile are known for their crazy creativity, and with this show they’ve outdone themselves.
Three performers work with seven video outputs, five speakers and 3D printers, performing piano-keyboard drills in which they play with and against each other. There’s so much to enjoy here: the multimedia excess, the virtuosity of famed pianist Vicky Chow and, most refreshingly, the unabashed intellectualism of the project. This is avant-garde radicalism that plays like a video game: dynamic, exuberant and visually arresting.
[T]he multimedia mavericks at Hong Kong Exile create distinctive sensory worlds… an ensemble that defies easy categorization.
—The Georgia Straight
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
January 31–February 2
Approx. 80 minutes, no intermission
Single tickets: $39
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PROJECT LEAD Remy Siu CREATORS Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim , Remy Siu), with Vicky Chow, Paul Paroczai, Matt Poon PERFORMERS Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Vicky Chow, Andrei Chi Lok Koo TEXT Xu Lizhi (许立志) (1990-2014) SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity COMMISSIONED BY PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
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