"Tan Dun's Sound Vision in Chi Lin Nunnery" to showcase beauty of Chinese culture through immersive site-specific performance
"Tan Dun's Sound Vision in Chi Lin Nunnery" is part of the programmes celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is also under the exclusive sponsorship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), and is one of the many initiatives supported by the HKJC's approved donation of $630 million to the Government of the HKSAR to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, demonstrating that the HKJC is resolute in pursuing its purpose of acting continuously for the betterment of society, all in support of creating stronger communities together.
Highlight programmes in "Tan Dun's Sound Vision in Chi Lin Nunnery" include the following:
"Purity . Transcendence" - Immersive Operas in the Courtyard of Chi Lin Nunnery (Hong Kong premiere)
Tan Dun will present his work "Purity . Transcendence" in the courtyards and gardens of Chi Lin Nunnery under the setting sun in immersive reality with a combination of architecture and music, Dunhuang murals and the meta-universe, as well as film, drama and dance performances, providing the audience with a soul-purging experience.
Time and dates: 5.30pm on December 10 and 11 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Lotus Garden, Hammer Hill Park
"Architecture and Music" talk and demonstration
Tan Dun will deliver a talk on the relationship between the architectural aesthetics of Chi Lin Nunnery and the murals of Dunhuang and share his experiences on the establishment of Water Music Hall and the research on Dunhuang music over the past years with a demonstration of instruments, leading the audience to explore the relationship between architecture and music.
Time and date: 3pm on December 4 (Sunday)
Venue: Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden
"Sound Garden" and "Representation of Five Ancient Musical Instruments Depicted in the Dunhuang Murals"
Transforming the Nan Lian Garden into a sound garden, the installation will feature the ethereal sounds of the five ancient musical instruments depicted on the murals of Cave 172 of Dunhuang, creating a unique soundscape within the complexes, inspired by Tang dynasty wooden architecture, in the garden. In addition, replicas of the five ancient musical instruments will be on display in an exhibition, which will be open to the public at the Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall.
Dates: From December 3 to 11 (Saturday to Sunday)
Venue: "Sound Garden": Nan Lian Garden
"Representation of Five Ancient Musical Instruments Depicted in the Dunhuang Murals": Xiang Hai Xuan Multi-purpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden
Internationally renowned composer and conductor Tan Dun is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Global Goodwill Ambassador who graduated from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from Columbia University. He has won numerous awards over the years, including Best Original Score in the 2001 Academy Awards for his film score for the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Blending audio and visual elements in his creations, Tan has devoted his exploration of the possibilities of experimental music by crossing the borders between classic and the modern, as well as East and West.
Admission is free for the above programmes. Online registration is required for "Purity . Transcendence" - Immersive Operas in the Courtyard of Chi Lin Nunnery and "Architecture and Music" talk and demonstration. To register, please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/theatre/programs_1452.html from 10am tomorrow (November 29). Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 or visit the above website.
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Ends/Monday, November 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 14:20
Issued at HKT 14:20