OUR VISION 視野
soundpocket is a promoter, educator, facilitator, and gatherer. We work in the fields of sound, art and culture. We find sound in diverse and dynamic relations with many different art forms (visual art, installation art, music, theatre, dance etc.), and with a variety of cultural contexts that give meanings to our lives. We would like to work with all those who share this active interest in sound.
soundpocket supports not just an art form, but ideas and possibilities that engage with aesthetically meaningful, culturally-grounded and publicly relevant sonic practices, which have a lot to teach about how we understand the world and the experiences yet to be valued.
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OUR TEAM 團隊
Founding Member & Artistic Director
YEUNG YANG 楊陽
is an independent curator and writer. Her most recent curation was Around sound art festival & retreat 2013. Her recent publications include Hong Kong/China Photographers Series 7 – Alfred Ko (2012), and “Putting sensitivity in place – artist Phoebe Hui” and “Divided Attention – artist Samson Young” in Hong Kong Artists, 20 Portraits (Eds. Cordelia and Christoph Noe, 2012). She is editor of Away from the Crowd – the art of Jaffa Lam (2013) and Pocket 2: say, Listen (2013). She founded soundpocket in 2008. She currently teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was awarded the ACC Fellowship in 2013.
Chairman, Board of Directors
CHRISTOPHER JOHNS 莊繼昌
is Head of Entertainment Design and Technology School of Theatre & Entertainment Arts of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. An internationally acclaimed sound design and engineer, he has worked with Sir Richard Eyre, Phylida Lloyd, Trevor Nunn, Robert Lepage and Peter Garbriel.
CHRISTINE CHAN YUK-YUE 陳玉茹
received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Fine Arts from The University of Hong Kong. She currently works for an online shopping platform, and has worked in publisher, online bookshop, news database and online education platform.
is an art lover and art collector who has been living in Hong Kong since the 1980s. He has a business background and is currently planning a recurrent public sculpture event in Hong Kong.
IAN FONG HO-YIN 方浩然
is currently working as Lecturer (part-time) for the Program for the Gifted & Talented, the Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and as Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Cultural & Religious Studies (Jan – May 2016). He taught cultural studies in various institutes including the Chinese University of Hong Kong-Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals Community College (2006-2009), Department of Cultural & Religious Studies, CUHK (2009-2012), and School of Continuing & Professional Studies, CUHK (2012 – 2015). He is now an independent scholar working on two research projects on university education and on walking in city, focusing on the visual and literary representations of Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing. His research interests lie in psychoanalysis, deconstruction, Nietzsche studies, film and literary studies, gender studies, city and knowledge. He received his PhD degree in comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong in 2007.
PARRY TAM 譚至偉
has over 13 years experience as entrepreneur and business owner. His expertise is in business planning, strategy, profitable negotiations, and operations. He is also well-versed in music arranging, music composing, film scoring and producing, which led him to independent music publishing and co-founding Asiavibe.com in 1999, Asia first e-commerce music site. It won Best Asian Music Site in 2000 from Asiaweek/ CNN.
BILLY WONG HON-KEI 黃漢基
graduated from Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, majored in the Theatre Sound and Studio Recording. He was the acoustic designer, music producer, theater operator, recording master, stage manager, technical coordinator for many art groups. He received the Best Acoustic Design Award in 1988, and participated in the “Powerful Little Red Ant” which was nominated as Best Musical in 1989. Billy is currently working as Project Manager of Audio System Consultants (Asia) Limited, dealing with the consulting, planning and installation of audio system for transport facilities, theatre, casinos, and hotels. He was a tutor of Workshop de Desenho de Som – Sound Design Workshop in Cultural Centre in Macau in 2007 and 2009.
works and lives in Hong Kong since 1999 and is currently a full-time PhD candidate in media art in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on soundscape theories and on the paradigm between sound-event and sound-object. He founded Hong Kong based electronic music label monème in June 2004 as the main platform to release his works [_habitus, 2006]. He has participated in performances in Hong Kong and Cambridge and exhibitions in Hong Kong, Macau, New York, Paris, London, Madrid, Vienna, and Berlin. He was awarded Prize of Excellence in the Hong Kong Art Biennial 2005 for Huangpu [collected in Hong Kong Museum of Art], and was invited to be artist in residence at the Hong Kong Visual Art Centre and Mamori ArtLab (Brazil). He is also a contributor to the open microphones project of French-based research lab in audio art Locus Sonus (École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nice Villa Arson). His works focus on ﬁeld recordings, audio-vision, the construction of altered sonorous spaces, and aural architecture.
DENNIS WONG CHUNG FAI 黃仲輝 (Sin:Ned)
is an idiosyncratic writer and a sonic artist from Hong Kong, who hacks and twists anything he can put his hands on. Used to be one of the major contributing writers of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB (Music Colony B-Weekly). While not writing as a pseudo-music critic elaborating his esoteric worldview, in the same idiosyncratic fashion, he spends much of his time hacking and sculpting sonic materials with his laptop and various electronic gears. His interest ranges widely from improvisation, sound art, experimental music, and noise art to field recordings. He had taken part and performed in various festivals and exhibitions such as HK Sound and Vision Festival (2003), Get It Louder (2007), Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2007). His first two solo works, “Uroborus: A Study On No-input Device” and “60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual for Eternity”, were both released by Lona Records in 2006. He is not only member of the electro-acoustic concept duo No One Pulse and laptop trio iii, but also co-founder of the experimental imprint Re-Records.
is an award-winning composer with an international research profile working in the fields of sonic art, digital media, soundscape studies and interdisciplinary collaboration. He is also reputed for fostering new channels of dialogues among the fields of music, sound design, new media and other environments. He is currently Lecturer in Composition and Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research at the Department of Music, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
KAWAI SHIU 蕭家偉
As a versatile artist, Kawai Shiu has received numerous awards in recognition of his work.
Composition awards include those from the Vienna Modern Masters’ Orchestral Recording Award, the Rudolf Nissim Award, Frederic Goossen Composition Prizes, ASCAP Awards, Kent Kennan Scholarships, and funding from the American Music Center. Other Commissions and performances include those for Endymion at the Purcell Room, the Cheltenham Festival, the International Clarinet Course in Spain, Dartington Festival, the World Saxophone Congress, and the Pacific Contemporary Music Festival. Kawai has served as the Music Director of the British Royal National Theatre’s production of Euripides’ Bacchai, directed by Sir Peter Hall. As a researcher, Kawai was a Research Fellow at Swiss Paul Sacher Stiftung. A lecture performance co-developed by composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Kawai on Paul Klee has been presented at Hayward Gallery
(London), British Royal Academy of Arts, and Lucerne Festival. Kawai has been appointed the Honorary Visiting Professor of Music at the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Tasmania and at present Assistant Professor at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
MC YAN MC 仁
is a musician, graffiti artist, and rapper. He is founder of “Fu©KinMusic” and Chinese hardcore streetgear label ” NingSiBuQu”.
YEUNG NGOR WAH ANTHONY 楊我華
graduated from the School of Technical Arts at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Theatre Sound Design and Music Recording in 1991. He has worked with City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Art Festival, Ching Ying Theatre, Radio 4 Radio Television Hong Kong, Chinese Music Virtuosi, Chor Fung Ming Theatre Company and so on. In 2003, He received the ‘Best Sound Design’ award at the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards with the Chung Ying Theatre Company’s production, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and participated in the 50th Venice Biennale with Para/Site Collective. In 2007, in collaboration with Dr. Kawai Shiu, he was commissioned a sound installation work ‘Still Moving’ in the event ‘in midair – sound works hong kong 2007’.