:: The Listening Room 7 - 10th Anniversary Edition : 21.11.2020 4-6pm

Co-organised by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble & Osage
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Special thanks to Tom Lee Music

THE LISTENING ROOM presented six editions in 2009-2010 at Osage Soho, bringing together local and international adventurous music makers from the worlds of contemporary classical, jazz, sound art, electronic music and more. 10 years later in the midst of a global pandemic, the needs of the local music scene have changed. THE LISTENING ROOM in its 2020-21 edition aims to be a nurturing outpost for progressive and thought-provoking sonic experiences, presenting a monthly dialogue between audiences and practitioners to explore a wide range of rarely-heard (mostly) acoustic contemporary classical music. In an environment that encourages deep listening and fluid dialogue, performances will be followed by an open workshop for musicians, composers and/or artists, to support the ongoing creation and presentation of new innovative work.

Featuring HKNME musicians:
Linus Fung, Clarinet Edwin Wong, Trumpet
William Lane, Viola
Rebecca Tang, Viola
Shelley Ng, Piano

and Guest Musicians

Part One: Performance (4-5pm) Intense soundscapes for the listener to wander through.
for solo viola
for clarinet, viola and piano
For large ensemble

Part Two: Open Workshop (5-6pm)
“In progress” workshop of musical compositions chosen from the HKNME 2020 Call for Scores, and a moderated discourse between composers and performers. Programme to be announced. 




::Questioning Power : 19.11.2020 – 31.01.2021

Curated by Charles Merewether

Opening Reception on 18.11.2020 (Limited Capacity. Please RSVP)

For all the analysis and critique of power over the past one hundred and fifty years, not much has changed. The abuse of power persists and ways to overcome or resist it seem no stronger. We may pause and reflect on the role of art in understanding these notions of power. Through this exhibition, we are given the opportunity to see and reflect upon its persistence and forms in different eras and countries. The works included are by Jiang Zhi (2006), Sun Yuan and Peng Yu (2009-10), Joshua Oppenheimer (2012), Shen Shaomin (2007), and French Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary prints (1738-1831, based on the thesis by Nikki Hwa).

These works are unerring in facing the brutal reality of contemporary history. They contain critiques of the persistent abuse of power. Power and authority are not negative in themselves but, rather, in how they are used. The work of these artists gives us the viewer, a consciousness of the state of things and the dynamic in the play of power. We are confronted with the reality of effects of power on people’s lives as perpetrators or as victims. We are reminded that the use and abuse of power has not disappeared but instead, continues and shapes our everyday lives in many different forms.

Presented by

Osage Art Foundation

Screening schedule:

𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙚 by Shen Shaomin (2007) 75 minutes

Mon-Fri: 11am and 3pm

Sat: 11am (*There will NOT be screening on 21 Nov)

Sun: 3pm

*There will be no screenings on public holidays or any other occasion the gallery is closed.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Joshua Oppenheimer (2012) 159 minutes (Director’s cut) IIB rating

Sat: 3pm

*𝗗𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘀, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:




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