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
Programme Leaders 項目策劃及統籌
MANDY CHAN 陳希雯
VANESSA LAI 黎穎欣
Administration Assistant 行政助理
CLAIRE YEUNG 楊家如
Founding Member & Artistic Director 創團成員及藝術總監
YEUNG YANG 楊陽
Yang Yeung is an art writer and independent curator. She founded the non-profit soundpocket in 2008. She initiated independent artistic research project A Walk with A3 (2015-17) to support the right of art to be in the streets. Yeung is a researcher of the international Institute for Public Art, independent art critics collective Art Appraisal Club (HK), and the International Art Critics Association (HK). She is Co-founder of 1983. She serves on the board of MaD, a regional platform that encourages social innovation. She was Asian Cultural Council Fellow in 2013-14. She teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chairman, Board of Directors 董事會主席
DENNIS WONG CHUNG FAI 黃仲輝
Dennis Wong Chung-fai aka Sin:Ned, is an improviser, experimentalist and noise practitioner from Hong Kong. He is an advocator of sonic mysticism in search of a direct and pure physical sound experience through chaos, errors and the extremes. He is the co-founder of Re-Records (www.re-records.com) and SECOND. Also founding member of No One Pulse, After Doom, adeo and Archetype Ensemble. Currently running the live performance series NOISE to SIGNAL.
Being a veteran writer of the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB (Music Colony Bi-Weekly), his writings had influenced a wide spectrum of experimental musicians and listeners in Hong Kong and China. As a sound improviser, he has offered performance and creative work for concert, sound installation, workshop, audio-visual and theatrical performance such as Get It Louder (2007), Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (2007, 2009), Architecture is Art Festival (2009), Against 2012: Fukuoka Extreme Music Festival (2012), New Vision Arts Festival (2012), Miji Festival (2013), Kill The Silence Festival (2013), LUFF (2015, 2016), Around Sound Festival (2015)…etc. His music has been featured in Sub Rosa’s “An Anthology of Chinese Electronic Music” and”An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 7”.
CHOI TSZ KWAN 蔡芷筠
Choi Tsz Kwan, ger is a performance artist, designer, educator. She start doing performance since 2003, and was invited to tour Germany,Swiss and Austria. She was one of the initiators of ‘Art Action to Conserve the Clock Tower’. In 2010, in the name of ‘Post-80s’, she was elected a committee member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and chaired the Arts Education Committee. She was also a guest lecturer at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Artistic Director of The Housenews. Exploring traditional art form in recent years, graduated from Ikenobo Central Training Institute, which is the origin of flower arrangement in Japan wth 555 years written history. She is now the deputy principal of the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
CLAYTON LO KENG CHI 盧勁馳
BILLY WONG HON-KEI 黃漢基
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 was a technical coordinator, musical director, stage manager, theatre operator. He was a guest tutor of Sound Design Workshop in Macao Cultural Centre in 2007 and 2009.
Billy is a Senior Technical Manager, Senior Project Manager in project development of theme park, hotel and MICE industry.
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.
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’.