They're tickled Pink

Pink Twins, the Finnish experimental electronic music and video art duo consisting of brothers Vesa and Juha Vehvilainen, have left memorable impressions on their audiences over the years in some of world's most unexpected places.

Thursday, 23 July, 2009, 12:00am

The Rest is Noise

The Rest is Noise

by Alex Ross

Harper Perennial


12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Case for a sound policy to screen out pollution

Given the choice, most people would prefer to wake up to sounds such as the singing of birds or the lapping of the sea on a beach. This is a luxury few in Hong Kong enjoy. Instead, as summer approaches we are more likely to be greeted by the pounding din of jackhammers and the impatient honking of drivers' horns.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Ben Lee

Ben Lee The Rebirth of Venus (New West)

Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee has made a career out of dividing listeners.

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

NR-10 High Tech Earphones

What are they? The NR-10 High Tech Noise Reducing Earphones from Hearing Components in the United States use the popular bud earphone shape (rather than the larger headphone units). They are essentially high-quality earphones that pipe in the 'good' sounds while a protective, heat-sensitive foam cone settles into the ear canal, keeping ambient noise out.

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Stable - The Balance of Power

Stable - The Balance of Power

Para/Site, Embassy Projects

Fotanian 2007 Open Studios

Reviewed: January 13

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Sound blaster

THE SAND MUSIC Festival on Saturday may not reach the celebrated heights of Glastonbury or have the indie cred of Coachella, but it will be a landmark for Hong Kong's experimental music scene.

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Penny drops on noise curfew

Renovators working on a Mid-Levels flat have suddenly become super-efficient because of continuous nagging to complete their work ASAP. About 4pm almost every day, an employee from the management office of a building on Magazine Gap Road knocks on the door of the noisy 3,000-sq-ft flat in question to give the labourers a lecture, according to an SAR source.

17 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Contemporary art at Biennale

Works of art from 36 nations are on show at the 2nd Kwangju Biennale. Included in the showcase - called Unmapping the Earth and which runs until November 27 - are works by Bruce Nauman, Joseph Beuys, Bill Viola and Cindy Sherman.

3 Oct 1997 - 12:00am


Every day and every night we are expected to put up with the incessant cacophony of drilling, hammering, pile-driving, car horns and overly-intrusive domestic noise, all at extremely close quarters.

16 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Rhino horn 'mistaken for wood'

EXHIBITORS of a world-famous rhinoceros horn sculpture by the late German artist Joseph Beuys claimed yesterday that they did not know the horns were real until Agriculture and Fisheries Department (AFD) officials turned up to confiscate them on Friday.

16 May 1995 - 12:00am

WWF seeks rhino exhibit prosecution

THE World Wide Fund for Nature yesterday called on the Government to prosecute the organisers of an art exhibition for importing two rhino horns without a licence.

The group said the exhibit should not get special treatment because it was an artwork - even though it has been hailed as a statement against poaching the animals for their highly prized horns.

15 May 1995 - 12:00am

A radical's departure

WHEN artist Joseph Beuys was teaching at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in the 1960s, the doors to his lectures were open to everyone.

4 May 1995 - 12:00am

Stadium was here first

BACK in the mid-1950s, I started my broadcasting career with Radio Hong Kong as a sports reporter, working mainly in what was then the brand new stadium at So Kon Po as a soccer commentator.

16 Apr 1995 - 12:00am


I LIVED in a flat adjacent to Victoria Park for four years. In that time, almost every Sunday, events were held with noise levels that far exceeded 65 decibels and there was never a single event cancelled or altered, to my knowledge.

19 Jul 1994 - 12:00am