An icebreaking art and musical journey to Antarctica
Live Electronics: Álvaro Barbosa and José Alberto Gomes
Video and Editing: Álvaro Barbosa
Piano Solo: Hong Seng
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Conductor, Viola: William Lane
In 2012, Macao-based sound artist Álvaro Barbosa and Musical Instrument Designer Victor Gama embarked on a former 1970s oceanographic boat to begin a ten-day expedition to the Antarctic continent. Drifting between the islands off the Antarctic Peninsula, they collected video and audio recordings with high resolution digital technology. Through his camera lens, Barbosa captured the overwhelming natural beauty of Antarctica and published a book of photographs to share with the public a collection of inspiring images from this artistic expedition.
This concert features music pieces selected and composed by Barbosa, and played jointly by local musicians and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. They will perform original electronic compositions with a musical instruments designed by the interactive sound device (the Radial Wind Chimes) invented and patented by Barbosa. Footage and sounds recorded on the Antarctic Peninsula will also be played during this performance, transporting the audience to the majestic nature of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Don’t miss this uplifting experimental concert experience!
Duration: approximately 50 minutes, no interval