Sonic Anchor is a concert series organised by experimental collective Contemporary Musiking and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, and aimed at encouraging innovation in sound and music making.
To be held in the intimate setting of the Arts Centre's McAulay Studio at least once a month, the Sonic Anchor shows will feature a variety of musicians and sound artists performing pieces designed to stimulate the senses.
'It is mainly a sound and musical art-based programme for artistic experimentation, but it's not just limited to sound and music. We will also invite artists who work in other mediums to take part,' says Connie Lam Suk-yee, Arts Centre executive director.
Kicking off the series on Wednesday will be a show titled Losperus, performed by Evidence, an electronic duo made up of sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood, and multimedia performance and installation artist Jonathan Lee Marcus, who will be providing visual effects.
To create the sounds, Evidence will be employing household items, including electric fans.
'It requires a lot of junk and a very elaborate set-up that would deter many administrators. The performance is ama- zing to experience live but it's not the sort of glamorous visual/sonic spectacle that immediately appeals to audiences or arts officials,' says composer-sound artist Samson Young of Contemporary Musiking, and curator of Sonic Anchor.
A double-bill audio-visual show will be presented on April 3 by Italian 'hacker-technologist' Marco De Mutiis and Diode, a local collective consisting of Jasper Fung Tsun-yin, Frank Lam Kit-hang, Lau Ho-chi, Eason Tsang Ka-wai and Wong Chun-hoi.
The shows start at 8pm and tickets are available through Urbtix for HK$50 each. The Arts Centre is at 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. For more information, visit contemporarymusiking.com or hkac.org.hk.