The Unknown Enlightenment

YIN5 prompts a contemporary conversation between the refined traditional music and a new spirit. The collaboration between electronic music and the traditional Chinese flute, in addition to the stage design under the assistance of new media visual technology, is to create a brand new acoustic experience and to reflect the perception of the contemporary generation.The humanistic expression of the Chinese flute dubs the string section. A novel visual and acoustic performing experience for the performers and the reception of the audience are thus generated under the electronic synthesized sound. The on-site matrix of mirrors are arranged to refer to the wooden stage floor from the ancient times. They are in a way turned into the remains coming from the Other World. They are ready to be awakened anytime. The variety of mirrors simulates the cracks of the time and space. As the flue changes, the mirrors begin to twist between reality and the virtuality in form of color and motion graphics, resembling the scattered memories. All the elements are waken up with the organic tunes. The door of the Other World has opened. The matrix of the Nature has also arrived as it is called upon.YIN5 is an experimental site. It is also a platform where the dreamers with shared ambitions (YIN 5 Ren) exploring the emotional status of the current generation as well as the possibility of artistic expressions. Chinese Flute Player:Rong YingComposer:Liu JunhaoVisual Director:Luo Hang/Lan ZiyanEquipment Making Director:Cao YuChief Planner:Liao Yisen

Music 2017

Overlord

Music theatre Overlord is inspired by two traditional Chinese music masterpieces for instrument Pipa -Ambush on All Sides and King Doffs His Armor. Based on historical facts, Overlord portrays Chinese warlord Xiang Yu with music scores, exploring his inner world via different chapters. Unlike other film and traditional Chinese opera adaptations, Overlord does not focus on retelling the story but tries to walk into the overlords utter innocence despite ups and downs; his emotions sympathized by the human kind regardless of cultural background or time.Production Units / Perform: Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Actor(rank by entrance order):Pipa:Yu BingPercussion Instruments:Jiang YuanqingWind Instruments:Chen YunyingRuan:Sha MoZither:Lu ShashaInvited:Wang ChaoMusic Composer、Musical co-ordination:Huang LeiDirector:Fang YuanyuanStage Design:Qiu Yu-wenLighting Design:Cao BingliangSound Design:Gu YuCostume Design:Li NaStyle Design:Li ZhengyuPhotography:Ni PeiyuGraphic Design:Z DesignYu BingYu Bin is a young Pipa player of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. He is the founder and art director of Yue Zhi Yuan Orchestra as well.Yu Bin was born in a family of musicians, and started to learn Pipa at six years old. Yu Bin attended elementary school and secondary school that are attached to Shanghai Conservatory of Music; he later graduated from the same university. In 1998, he was admitted to Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and became the first Pipa player in that year.Yu Bin has a solid foundation in skills; his performance is powerfully emotional, and his personal style is very appealing. For this reason, Yu Bin won the highest award for outstanding performance in "Shanghai Spring International Music Festival", second prize of "Tianhua Cup" National Youth Pipa competition, Gold Record of 2015 in Japan and so on.In the following years, Yu Bin has been bold in trying cross-border cooperation and promoting Pipa playing and Chinese traditional cultures. Yu Bin has cooperated with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House, Liza Wang, Ye Xiaogang, and Zahiram Dodo, etc. Yu Bin has been invited to participate in "New Year Concert" at Vienna Golden Hall, "Prague Spring Festival", French tour of "Shanghai World Expo" leadership team, Les Années Chine-France, Aichi World Expo, Latin America Music Festival, 10th anniversary celebration of Hong Kongs return and 5th anniversary Macaos return. He has performed all over the world.

Music 2017

A Hunger Artist

Hunger Artist adapted from the German novelist Kafkas short story Der Hungerknstler is a project of the genre contemporary new music theatre. A Hunger Artist divides the original novel into five scenes. It depicts "hunger art, which was very popular in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, from the perspective of starry hunger artist. The artist is sitting in a cage exhibiting his art by proving in public how long he can stay without food for some weeks – showing his capability to resist hunger. The cast of A Hunger Artist consists of a theatre actor and an ensemble for flute, cello, Saxophone, percussion and piano. The musicians also take part in the performance process exhibiting at the same time both their role as actors and musicians. Compared to musical theatre and opera in contemporary new music theatre initiated by German-Argentin composer Mauricio Kagel musicians become also some kind of actor during the performance of a piece. In addition, music functions not only as expression or for creating an atmosphere it becomes also theatre. Therefore, the composer is not only in charge of the works sound part but also for the script and stage effects. Another feature of this new music theatre piece is its multimediality. Multimediality is achieved by combining real-time instrumental performance and theatre performance as well as preset and real-time video to scaffold and extend the audiences three-dimensional stage mood to a multi-level sense experience.Composer:Song YangPerform: hand werkFlute: Daniel AgiCello: Niklas SeidlSaxophone: Georg WisselPiano: Dorrit BauereckerPercussion: Rie MiyamaManager: Hanna FinkActor: Hendrik VogtMedia Design: Ashley Nicole MorganProp Design: Angelia KnyazevaCamera Assistant: Hanna FreresVideo Actress: Valentina Rekowski

Music 2017

New media theater

As for the overall structure, the theater consists of five works, each is an independent miniature with different forms, ultimately aimed to explore how new media concepts and technical characteristics promote the development or reform of traditional plays, dnace-drama and musical operas in terms of artistic concepts and languages, thus creatng a new theater of media that reforms, in a sense, the traditional dramatic forms. As for the performance content, the works of the theater lay stress on re-interpreting traditional Chinese culture and creation myths with the modern writing ideas and techniques used in music, media and drama, looking forward to unearthing the connotations and spirit of the traditional Chinese culture and creation myths in the contemporary context by way of a new theater of media. The theater is a creative and synergic effort of numerous artists from various well-reputed universities, including the School of Digital Media of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, School of Digital Media and the School of Digital Media of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shanghai Institute of Design of Chinese Academy of Arts, the Department of Digital Media of XiAn Conservatory of Music, and the Department of Digital Media of Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Resorting to new concepts and techniques of media, Duanjun Stage was creatively modified and in combination with unique music structure and languages, five independent miniature works, including new indoor operas of media like KuaFu Chases after the Sun and the Bird Jingwei Trying to Fill the Sea, and new media opera of Qiang Nationality like You Are My Mountain.

Theratrical Events 2017
Indoor Activities 2017

Long River Workshop

Wenchung Lin finds traces of the subtle movements stimulated by the experimental thinking in Small End (2013), while the well-tuned body which shows its highly existence in its breath is integrated into the pure dance what Wenchung Lin has been famous for. Long River carries the expectations of an artist to embrace the artistic vision targeting medium/large-sized theatre, to digest what he has experienced while working in a smaller venue, to polish the artistic pursuit of the dance company, and to move forward to a bigger production. Wenchung Lin dance troupeWenchung Lin served Bill T. Jones Dance Company as the professional dancer for 7 years while his journey in USA. After his return,Wenchung Lin set up the dance troupe which he named after himselfe.“No body, no company,” and vice versaThe water images in his works represent how Wenchung Lin explores the mother culture and the “pan-Asian body,” which can be further traced back to his folk dance training. The Western experience in Bill T. Jones when he stayed in the USA forced him to question his own identity between tradition and modernity, resulting in the series works where the artist searched for his true self in the mother culture through water reflection. “The first question is how to differentiate my works from Cloud Gate and Taipei,China Folk Dance Theatre when we are all trying to bring the Western and the Eastern together,” says Lin, who confesses that there is no shortcut to find an answer. However, as long as something interesting comes up for him to dig into once in a while, he can continue the journey.

Indoor Activities 2017

Voices of Hong Kong: Concert by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

The Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble endeavors to preserve, inherit and develop Chinese music culture in Hong Kong. The concert Voices of Hong Kong will show the audience the succession and development of traditional and modern Chinese chamber music in Hong Kong.The programme includes works of Cantonese Music virtuosi, they are Thunder in the Droughtby Yan Laolie, In Celebration of Good Times by Yau Hok-chau, Autumn Moon over a Placid Lakeby Lui Man-shing, Rain Lashing on the Plantain by Ho Lau-tong, an ancient tune Meditations in the Boudoir, and other works of Hong Kong famous composers, they are Koel on Mount Parker by Clarence Mak, Lotus Pond Balladeby Sierra Tse, By The Nan Lian Garden by Chan Wing-wah, and The Joy of Tea-pickingby Lo Leung-fai.The concert is an epitome resembling the evolution of Hong Kong from a small fishing village to one of the worlds best known metropolitan cities nowadays and it also demonstrates Hong Kong-specific cultural characteristic combined with tradition and modernity.Acknowledgement: Supported by Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionDirector/ Speaker: Pak Tak-wan ChristopherDirector: Chan Chiu-yinCoordinator: Shek Yuk WuStage Manager: Lee Yau Chung JonesAdministrator & Stage Assistant: Leung Chung YanPerformers:Chan Kai-him(Erhu/ Gaohu)Tse Kim-fei(Zhonghu/ Yehu/ Percussion)Kwok Ka-ying(Yangqin)Wong Ling-yan*(Pipa/ Qinqin)Chan Sze-tung(Zhongruan/ Daruan)Chow Lai-kuen(Zheng)Ho Siu-cheong(Dizi/ Xiao)Kwok Shing-cho(Sheng)Co-concertmaster

Outdoor Activities 2017