Musical collective Hong Kong Exile present a unique work in which a trio of classical pianists collaborates, and sometimes competes, in a hybrid of musical composition and live-action computer gaming that redefines the notion of play. An array of supporting machinery and output devices transmits and interferes with the trio’s virtuosic performance, testing them to react in real time and improvise to its randomly generated interruptions. Poetry written by Xu Lizhi, a former employee of the infamous Taiwanese tech firm Foxconn, cuts through the performance in shocks and starts, giving a key to this frenetic, unnerving and very contemporary work.
Project Lead: Remy Siu
Creators: Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim & Remy Siu), with Vicky Chow, Paul Paroczai & Matt Poon
Performers: Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Vicky Chow & Matt Poon
Text: Xu Lizhi (1990-2014)
Commissioned by: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Supported by: The Canadian High Commission, London; Canada Council for the Arts & Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity