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Friday, 19 October, 2012, 5:02pm

That beats everything

For many parents, trying to get children to do their music practice requires a tricky combination of encouragement, cajoling and incentive. But point them towards the drums and no second reminder is needed.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Stuck on a tune

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places

The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places by Bernie Krause Profile Books

While a picture may indeed be worth a thousand words, a natural soundscape is worth a thousand pictures - so argues naturalist and recordist Bernie Krause.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Make some noise

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.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sound advice for acceptable living

There is no better way to appreciate the clamour that is Hong Kong than returning from a holiday. The screeching of bus and truck brakes grate, the blare of angry taxi horns irritate, piledrivers and jackhammers send shudders down the spine and the drilling from renovations next door or upstairs - or in all likelihood, in unison - sparks annoyance.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sshh ... you're listening to the peculiar sound of art

Don't fret if you've never heard of Klangkunst, German for sound art. Chances are you've experienced some form of it before.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Swire does its best to minimise disruption to community from construction sites

We are sorry to hear about the frustrations experienced by Chris Knop ('Keep the peace and make Saturday a respite from city's construction noise', October 12) as a result of works at our Mid-Levels construction sites, and would like to respond to the issues raised in his letter.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Noisy start to life for newborns at Matilda

One of Hong Kong's most prestigious - and expensive - maternity hospitals is asking for patience from its patients amid complaints that renovations there are keeping mothers and babies awake.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Law was framed when factories dominated

Hong Kong's noise pollution laws are outdated and should be revamped, environmentalists say.

'The law is too old to reflect our aspirations for better and healthy living,' Green Power chief executive Dr Man Chi-sum said. 'It needs to be revamped, despite it being considered as a low priority by the government.'

16 May 2011 - 12:00am