演出以「噪音、聲音、音樂」爲主題，將有三位特邀藝術家卓穎嵐（Wing）、黃仲輝（Sin:Ned）和邱立信。Wing是一位聲音藝術家，近作包括2019年在香港Art Central的一場特別展覽。Sin:Ned是一位電子樂和噪音藝人；他是re-records製作人，籌辦了香港歷史最悠久的另類音樂平台之一Noise to Signal。邱立信曾研讀民族音樂學，於1985年來到香港，任教於香港演藝學院，此後從事多樂器即興演出。
演出標題爲（讀作：one ear to hear，單耳聆聽）。它概括了作品的策劃立場，即「噪音」、「聲音」、「音樂」的差別不在聲響物件，而在聆聽感知，具體來講：對噪音，問的是：「你可以承受多久、多大聲的聆聽？」；對聲音：「我在聽什麼？」；對音樂：「它想說什麼？」這就意味着，吹號可以產生噪音、聲音或音樂，完全取決於聽者的頭腦在如何處理。
演出之後將有座談和開放討論，講者為「聲音掏腰包」（soundpocket）創始人及香港Art Appraisal Club成員楊陽、Nina Sun Eidsheim，加州大學洛杉磯分校赫伯亞柏特音樂學院音樂學教授及《感覺聲音——歌唱和聆聽的顫動練習
邱立信在夏威夷檀香山出生、長大，是第四代華裔和日裔移民。他對音樂、即興和自我發現的興趣始於中學時代，時值60年代末、70年代初的喧囂歲月。他是一名多樂器演奏者。他曾在夏威夷大學修習民族音樂學。自1985年進入香港演藝學院任教以來，他一直生活在香港。邱立信是夏威夷和香港多個新音樂團體的創始成員，包括Nuclear Tan、the Pagan Babies、Gain Dangerous Visions、the Pet Project Hawaii、Uncarved Block、集體即興樂團（CIMG）、Little Red Truck、Dancing Stone和Yihk，並與舞團和劇團有頻繁合作。他的音樂和舞蹈作品曾在夏威夷、亞利桑那、三藩市、洛杉磯、西雅圖、猶他、紐約市、瑞士、日本、香港、韓國、臺灣和內地演出。
黃仲輝（又名Sin:Ned）是一位香港即興藝人、實驗藝術家和噪音師。他認爲自己是一個聲音媒介，一名聲音神祕論的鼓動者，通過混沌、錯謬和極限去搜尋直接和純實在的聲音體驗。他是Re-Records (www.re-records.com)和SECOND創辦人。現爲現場表演系列NOISE to SIGNAL和Kill The Silence藝術節營運人。他曾爲香港傳奇另類音樂雜誌《MCB》（音樂殖民地雙週刊）撰稿人。他的近期演出包括dotolimpic藝術節（韓國，2017）、洛桑地下電影與音樂節（瑞士，2015、2017）和Pop Im Ausland（德國，2016）。他的作品被比利時著名廠牌Sub Rosa選入《中國電子音樂選集》（An Anthology of Chinese Electronic Music）和《噪音與電子楽選集第7輯》（An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 7）。
卓穎嵐（又名Chang May Wing Joy）是一位跨領域藝術家，致力於在聲音和其他媒體中融入現代電腦技術，用由此產生的新概念來形成她的作品。她畢業於香港浸會大學，獲視覺藝術碩士學位（主修藝術創作與延伸媒體）。她的作品在多地展出和/或演出，包括Sonic Environment 2016（澳大利亞布里斯本）、蘇黎世藝術大學（瑞士）、XXX畫廊、22 Degrees North、Connecting Spaces、floating projects、香港浸會大學。現在音樂（Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong）選擇她參加2016年聲音傳輸藝術家交流計劃。近年，她的作品入選Art Central、雅加達藝術博覽會（Art Jakarta）以及即將舉辦的亞洲協會紐約中心三年展。
Nina Sun Eidsheim
Nina Sun Eidsheim是加州大學洛杉磯分校赫伯亞柏特音樂學院音樂學教授。她的著作有《感覺聲音——歌唱和聆聽的顫動練習》（Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice，杜克大學出版社，2015年）和《聲音的種族——非裔美國音樂的聆聽、音色和歌唱性》（The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music，杜克大學出版社，2019年）；與人合作編輯《牛津語音研究手冊》（Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies，2019年）；（與Josh Kun和Ronald Radano）合作編輯杜克大學出版社的《重解美國音樂》（Refiguring American Music）叢書；獲梅隆基金會獎助金、康奈爾大學人文學會獎助金、加州大學校長研究獎助金和美國學術團體委員會（ACLS）Charles A. Ryskamp獎助金。她目前在與作曲家、小號演奏家Wadada Leo Smith合作一個書籍出版和表演計劃。
楊陽是藝術寫作者和獨立策展人。她在2008年創辦非營利組織「聲音掏腰包」（soundpocket），現任該組織藝術監督。2015年，她在香港銅鑼灣一條後巷創立獨立計劃A Walk with A3，以支持藝術存於街頭的權利，以及讓路人與藝術的邂逅成爲一種日常體驗的權利。楊陽現爲國際研究網絡「公共藝術研究學會」成員，定期向網絡研討會和檔案館提交有關地方營造公共藝術計劃的研究文章。她是獨立藝術批評團體Art Appraisal Club（香港）和國際藝評人協會（香港）成員。近期，她參加了挪威斯塔斯坦萬格當代藝術中心的藝術寫作駐留項目。現於香港中文大學教授古典學。
Dayang Yraola是菲律賓大學美術學院助理教授和音樂學院講師。她曾任菲大民族音樂學中心檔案和收藏管理人（2006–2015）。她是荷西馬西遝系列展覽（Jose Maceda Exhibit Series，2013, 2017-8）的策展人；創辦並策劃藝術駐場和交流平臺Project Glocal（2011-5）和Composite Noise(s)（2015-9）；以及許多其他的展覽/演出。作爲香港博士後獎學金計劃的獲勝者，她不久前剛剛完成在香港嶺南大學的文化研究博士學業。Dayang的研究課題是香港和馬尼拉聲音實踐施能的條件。
作品來自Armand Bacaltos，菲律賓大學藝術部視像傳意系教授，菲律賓大學 Artists’ Circle Fraternity and Sorority 創立人之一。
This performance is part of an on-going project of the Lingnan University (LU) Cultural Studies Department in partnership with the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). A workshop with the theme of “Noise, Sound, Music” is scheduled to be held at the Lingnan University Campus on 25 October, with resource persons from both LU and UCHRI.
The performance will have the theme of “Noise, Sound, Music.” There are three invited artists: Cheuk Wing Nam (Wing), Dennis Wong (aka Sin:Ned) and Nelson Hiu. Wing is a sound artist. One of her recent works was for a special exhibition at the Hong Kong Art Central in 2019. Sin:Ned is an electronic musician and a noisecian. He is the producer of re-records, and has been organizing Noise to Signal, one of the longest-running alternative music platforms in Hong Kong. Nelson Hiu studied ethnomusicology. He came to Hong Kong to teach at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 1985. Since then, he has been performing multi-instrumental improvisation.
Each artist will have a solo performance, to exhibit stereotypical “noise,” “sound,” and “music.” These performances will progress into a relay, where the artists swap genres, to make a point about the “artificiality” of the categories. The artists will then merge into a full group composite performance. This will be done to bring the audience into a thicker sensorial space rather than leave them to dwell in cognitive listening (in other words, to bring them from “what am I listening to” to feeling-listening).
The performance will be titled (to be read as: one ear to hear). This title encapsulates the curatorial position that the difference between “noise,” “sound,” and “music” lies not on the sonic object but in the hearing perception, such that: with noise, one asks: “for how long or how loud can you listen?”; for sound: “what is it that I hear?”; and for music: “what is it saying?” This means then that a horn playing can be noise, sound, or music, depending on how the mind of the listener processes it.
To give time for a more contextual handle to the theme of the workshop in relation to the performance and/or the practice in general, a forum is arranged after the performance. This will be participated by Yang Yeung—founder of soundpocket and a member of the Hong Kong Art Appraisal Club; Nina Sun Eidsheim—a professor of Musicology at University of California and author of Sensing Sound, Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice; the performers and Dayang Yraola, the curator of <on(h)(e)ar)>.
Nelson Hiu 邱立信, born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, is a fourth-generation descendant of Chinese and Japanese immigrants. His interest in music, improvisation and self-discovery began while a secondary school student during the tumultuous late 60s and early 70s. He is a multi-instrumentalist. He studied ethno-musicology at the University of Hawaii. He has been living in Hong Kong since 1985 as Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts hired him to come to teach. Nelson has also been a founding member of many new music ensembles in Hawaii and Hong Kong including Nuclear Tan, the Pagan Babies, Gain Dangerous Visions, the Pet Project Hawaii, Uncarved Block, CIMG (Collective Improvisational Music Group), Little Red Truck, Dancing Stone and Yihk, and has collaborated extensively with dance and theatre. His music for dance has been performed in Hawaii, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Utah, New York City, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and the Mainland.
Dennis Wong 黃仲輝 aka Sin:Ned, is an improviser, experimentalist and noise practitioner from Hong Kong. He regards himself as a sonic medium and 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. Currently running the live performance series NOISE to SIGNAL and Kill The Silence Festival. He was a writer for the legendary Hong Kong alternative music magazine MCB (Music Colony Bi-Weekly). Among his latest performance were with dotolimpic Festival (Korea, 2017), Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival (Switzerland, 2015, 2017), and Pop Im Ausland (Germany, 2016). His works have been selected and released by the infamous Belgium imprint Sub Rosa’s “An Anthology of Chinese Electronic Music” and “An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol. 7”.
Cheuk Wing Nam 卓穎嵐 (as known as Chang May Wing Joy) is an interdisciplinary artist who devotes to develop her artwork with new concepts of mixing sound and other media with the modern computer technology. She graduated from her Master degree of Visual Arts (Studio Art and Extended Media) in Hong Kong Baptist University. Cheuk has exhibited and/or performed in Sonic Environment 2016 (Brisbane, Australia), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK, Switzerland), XXX Gallery, 22 Degrees North, Connecting Spaces, floating projects, Hong Kong Baptist University. She was selected to participate in Sonic Transmission Artist Exchange Project 2016 by Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong (CMHK). Recently, her works are selected in Art Central, Art Jakarta, and the upcoming Triennial in Asia Society New York Centre.
Nina Sun Eidsheim is Professor of Musicology at University of California-Los Angeles Herb Alpert School of Music. She authored Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke UP, 2015) and The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music (Duke UP, 2019); co-edited Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies (2019); co-edited (with Josh Kun and Ronald Radano) of the Refiguring American Music book series for Duke University Press; recipient of the Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Cornell University Society of the Humanities Fellowship, the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship and the ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship. She’s currently collaborating on a book and performance project with composer and trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith.
Yang Yeung 楊陽 is a writer of art and an independent curator. She founded the non-profit soundpocket in 2008 and is currently its Artistic Director. In 2015, she started independent project A Walk with A3 located at a back alley in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong to support the right of art to be in the streets and right of pedestrians to encounter art as a daily experience. Currently Yeung is a member of the international research network Institute for Public Art and contributes research writings on place-making public art projects regularly to the network’s conference and archive. She is member of the independent art critics collective Art Appraisal Club (HK) and the International Art Critics Association (HK). Most recently, she was in the art writing residency with Contemporary Art Stavanger in Norway. She currently teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dayang Yraola is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and a Lecturer at the College of Music. She was Archivist and Collections Manager at the U.P. Center for Ethnomusicology (2006-2015). As curator, she did the Jose Maceda Exhibit Series (2013, 2017-8); founded and curated the art residency/ exchange platforms Project Glocal (2011-5) and Composite Noise(s) (2015-9); and a number of other exhibits/ performances.
She has recently completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University Hong Kong, as a recipient of the competitive scholarship, Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme. Dayang’s research is on conditions of enablement of sound practices in Hong Kong and Manila.
Artwork by Armand Bacaltos, professor of Visual Communication at the University of the Philippine College of Fine Arts and founding member of the University of the Philippines Artists’ Circle Fraternity and Sorority.
Artwork medium: Mongol #1 graphite pencil on pharmaceutical give-away Post-it