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Hong Kong
New Music Ensemble

  • 15-member professional music ensemble specialising in contemporary classical music.
  • Founded in 2008 by violist William Lane, the group’s Artistic Director. Principal Conductor and Music Director since 2017 is Lio Kuokman.
  • Over 100 commissions and world premieres, focusing on new musical compositions from East Asia.
  • Regular appearances in major arts festivals in Hong Kong such as Hong Kong Arts Festival, New Vision Arts Festival and Le French May.
  • Toured overseas to Cycle Music and Art Festival (Iceland), Tongyeong International Music Festival, ECHOFLUXX Festival of New Media, Art and Music (Czech Republic)and MONA FOMA (Australia).

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Work

Journey to the Last Frontier

This project is an artistic collaboration between Álvaro Barbosa (Portugal/ Macau) and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME), featuring works from Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, Angolan composer and instrument designer Victor Gama. The concert is performed by the HKNME, coupled with live electronics, piano transcriptions from compositions originally performed on Victor Gama’s instruments (the Acrux and Thoa), and an interactive sound device (the Radial Wind Chimes). The immersive video projection is based on footages recorded on an Antarctic expedition by Barbosa in 2012. The production was premiered in Art@Lunch at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in July 2013. The HKNME and Barbosa will be joined by Victor Gama from Angola to perform in this new version of the concert.

Photographer © Cheung Chi Wai