We hear there will be quite a few exciting experiences as part of the programme.
Fung: Yes, in fact, there are three top things you shouldn’t miss. The first is of course the immersive exhibition – we’ve built our own “playground” here at ArtisTree where you’ll get to play with sports-inspired sound installations, accompanied by an original, multi-channel soundscape I created.
Secondly, the live performances that will also take place at this playground. I guarantee they won’t be your typical concerts! Our musicians will play excerpts of the soundscape and arrangements by American composers Philip Glass and John Cage with unusual instruments (hint: our installations aren’t just exhibits!).
Louis: I’d add our creative workshops to the list as well. They’ll be around graphic notation but you don’t need any musical background – we’ll show you how to create your own music piece with everyday objects and our sound installations. It’s going to be a relaxing, fun experience for all ages.
We’re intrigued! So, what can we do when we arrive at the exhibition-slash-playground?
Louis: It’s like going to the gym: you first check-in at the counter and visit the changing room – for this occasion, this means lockers with headphones playing recordings from our past events. Then, you’ll come on to the main stage, now turned into a playground with four interactive installations and spectator seating.
We worked with set designer Kay Chan to create the installations, which we love. They integrate sounds with elements of sports, such as table tennis and basketball, in a Bauhaus-influenced design [a design style that emphasises point, line and shape]. My personal favourite is the three-tier basketball backboard – try shooting at different hoops to trigger distinct soundtracks, which Fung composed exclusively for this exhibition.