New Music Ensemble
Currently consists of over fifteen members who perform in versatile combinations in a variety of settings. Produced performances of contemporary repertoire by composers including John Luther Adams, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Steve Reich, Fausto Romitelli and Iannis Xenakis. Also delivered première performances of new works by international and local composers, including many commissioned works
Featured in the New Vision Arts Festival, Freespace Fest, Le French May and Hong Kong Arts Festival. Toured at Australia, Cambodia, Greater China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore
Regular collaborator with music departments of all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, and became the Resident Company at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2014)
Received grants to pioneer “The Modern Academy”, the foremost training institute for contemporary classical music in Asia
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.