Neil Young Says “Goodbye Starbucks” In Angry Open Letter

An angry post on Neil Young’s official site entitled “GOODBYE STARBUCKS!!!” explains why Young is boycotting the coffee chain and urging others to do the same. The iconic folk-rocker notes that Starbucks has aligned itself with the genetically engineered food company Monsanto in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont. (UPDATE: Starbucks isn’t actually involved with the lawsuit, so Young’s ire is misplaced; see below.) As the Genetic Literacy Project explains, “Last spring, Vermont passed a law that will require all products containing GMOs to be properly labeled by July 1, 2016, with the exception of dairy products, meat, alcohol and food served in restaurants.” Young compared Vermont vs. Monsanto to David vs. Goliath and said he’s disappointed Starbucks is teaming up with “the biggest villain of them all” after staking out a progressive position on other issues. Here’s the full text of Young’s post, which borrows heavily from a recent petition at the website SumOfUs:

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“I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one.
Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling.
Tell Starbucks to withdraw support for the lawsuit — we have a right to know what we put in our mouths.

Starbucks doesn’t think you have the right to know what’s in your coffee. So it’s teamed up with Monsanto to sue the small U.S. state of Vermont to stop you from finding out.
Hiding behind the shadowy “Grocery Manufacturers Association,” Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that’s aiming to block a landmark law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled. Amazingly, it claims that the law is an assault on corporations’ right to free speech.
Monsanto might not care what we think — but as a public-facing company, Starbucks does. If we can generate enough attention, we can push Starbucks to withdraw its support for the lawsuit, and then pressure other companies to do the same.

Vermont is a small, entirely rural state with just 600,000 people. It’s a classic David and Goliath fight between Vermont and Monsanto. Considering that Starbucks has been progressive on LGBT and labor issues in the past, it’s disappointing that it is working with the biggest villain of them all, Monsanto. Monsanto Logo

There’s much more at stake here than just whether GMO foods will be labeled in a single U.S. state. Vermont is the very first state in the U.S. to require labeling. Dozens of other states have said that they will follow this path — in order to encourage this, we need to ensure that Vermont’s law stands strong.

That’s why Monsanto and its new allies are fighting so hard to kill GMO labeling in Vermont.
But whatever you think of GMOs, corporations should not be using massive lawsuits to overturn legitimate, democratic decisions with strong public backing.

SumOfUs is already fighting back — they helped Vermont raise almost a quarter of a million dollars to defend themselves against Monsanto’s bullying! Help them by going to SumOfUs and registering to donate or sign a petition. The next strategic step is to pressure and call out members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the shadowy body leading the lawsuit. Your backing can help.
Add your voice now. Tell Starbucks to stop supporting the lawsuit against Vermont.
Thanks for caring!
Neil Young
Nov 9, 2014
Vancouver BC Canada ”

UPDATE: Starbucks says they’re not affiliated with the lawsuit Young is so upset about. Here’s the company’s official statement:

“Starbucks is not a part of any lawsuit pertaining to GMO labeling nor have we provided funding for any campaign. And Starbucks is not aligned with Monsanto to stop food labeling or block Vermont State law.

The petition claiming that Starbucks is part of this litigation is completely false and we have asked the petitioners to correct their description of our position.

Starbucks has not taken a position on the issue of GMO labeling. As a company with stores and a product presence in every state, we prefer a national solution.”

via: http://www.stereogum.com/

more related info:

Starbucks & Green Mountain Coffee — don’t support the lawsuit against Vermont
http://action.sumofus.org/a/starbucks-gmo-gma/

Starbucks Response to Questions and Litigation Regarding GMO Labeling
http://news.starbucks.com/views/starbucks-response-to-questions-and-litigation-regarding-gmo-labeling

2014新點子樂展Innovation Series – 人聲風景「即興篇」 SoundScape-Improvisation Across the Horizon

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2014年新點子樂展以「人聲風景」為主題,邀請來自奧地利、香港、圖瓦、蘭嶼與德國等地不同經驗與背景的藝術家,一同進行深度的創作與演出交流,用人聲這個最自然,也最不受限制樂器來呈現不同的聲音風景,以三個各具風情的篇章,為觀眾帶來豐富飽滿的聲音體驗。

即興篇邀請圖瓦魔幻女聲珊蔻•娜赤婭克(Sainkho Namtchylak),她的演唱結合爵士即興、噪音音樂、美聲唱法、圖瓦傳統雙聲唱法和罕見的女性呼麥,令人驚豔的演唱技巧,是世界人聲演唱中的美麗奇景,風靡歐洲聽眾,本次邀請到長期與她合作的香港即興電聲音樂家李勁松,與台灣即興鋼琴好手李世揚同台拚即興,遊牧民族的跨文化迷離人聲,將與亞熱帶島國的狂野電聲與鋼琴相互碰撞,擦出閃亮的絢麗花火。

演出者:人聲/珊蔻•娜赤婭克(Sainkho Namtchylak)、電子音樂/李勁松、鋼琴/李世揚

票價:500 

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中国歌手高樱荣获国际音乐大奖意大利鲁尼兹亚音乐奖(Premio Lunezia)

恭喜高櫻!這次我做為張楚和高櫻的提名人,很高興朋友得些奬項,今年最佳男歌手由有意大利Sting之稱的Nek得獎,高櫻得到最佳女歌手獎,因為時間太倉促18號一早收到通知,坐當晚半夜的飛機到米蘭再轉車去卡拉拉市,己是19號下午,可惜高櫻來不了,只好我上台帶領奖座,再次恭賀5位提名奖歌手和大奖得主高櫻!Grazie!!

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中国歌手高樱荣获国际音乐大奖意大利鲁尼兹亚音乐奖(Premio Lunezia)

昨日,在意大利卡拉拉市举办了2014年意大利鲁尼兹亚奖颁奖典礼,鲁尼兹亚组委会与意中艺术评审委员会宣布,中国歌手高樱荣获2014年意大利鲁尼兹亚最佳歌手奖。
高樱是中国大陆首位获此殊荣的歌手。鲁尼兹亚奖成立于1996年卡拉拉市,为意大利重要的流行音乐奖项,致力于奖励意大利本土最具影响力和最具创作力的歌手,在意大利有着广泛影响力,到目前为止已超过150位歌手荣获这一奖项,获奖人几乎囊括了意大利所有知名歌手,包括世界著名男高音安德烈·波切利(Andre Bocceli),意大利流行音乐天后劳拉普西尼(Laura Pausini),艾罗斯(Eros Ramazotti),苏奇洛(Zucchero),安东那齐(Biagio Antonacci)卡帕来扎(Caparezza)组合等知名艺人。
此前,鲁尼兹亚奖组委会与意中文化交流与发展中心(ICCX)通力合作,成立意中艺术评审委员会,奖励在意大利本土以外的国际歌手奖项,以促进中意文化交流,组委会在为期一年的评选中,最终评选出五名提名奖,分别为张楚,高樱,朱哲琴,汪峰,许巍。最终组委会发言人兼鲁尼兹亚奖主席斯蒂法诺(Stefano De Martino),宣布2014年鲁尼兹亚奖颁发给中国歌手高樱,此外该奖项也得到了意大利驻北京使馆文化处的支持。

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“As If To Nothing 那一年.這一天” 載譽重演

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藝術家
編舞及佈景: 桑吉加
音樂: 李勁松
錄像: 楊振業
燈光: 劉詩豪(根據吳文安2009年之設計)
服裝: 孔德瑄

2014年6月13日 – 14日
8pm
葵青劇院演藝廳
$250, $180, $140

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzA4NjE3NTE2.html (video clips)

那一年.這一天
載譽重演

穿越時光之門,重塑那段是他也是你和我的曾經

-2010香港舞蹈年獎

- 最值得表揚製作

- 最值得表揚編舞

「充滿動力的舞蹈作品,當中要求舞者扭曲其身體的每一個部,使舞作有無休止地流動之感。」香港《南華早報》

「一部頂尖的作品。」北京《環球時報》

進入失衡的境界,記憶如網羅張開。在每個微妙的瞬間,記憶似有還無、或遠或近、虛無縹緲,難以捉摸。以致記憶漸漸被時間所吞噬;在記得與忘記之間,散亂的名字、扭曲的臉孔、浮動的時間、變換的場景、熟悉的情節,遺下一股無力感,叫人難以判斷,在交錯的時空下,記憶,孰真、孰假?

由譽滿歐美的編舞桑吉加編創澎湃的肢體語彙,在李勁松充滿張力的電子音樂與楊振業重重互動錄像交織中,與CCDC舞者重新演繹這個充滿爆發力的作品。

關於桑吉加 About Sang Jijia

被譽為「最完美的舞者」桑吉加,是德國法蘭克福芭蕾舞團藝術總監威廉.科西的入室弟子。二十三歲贏得巴黎國際現代舞大賽現代舞男子獨舞金牌;二十四歲獲頒廣東省「跨世紀之星」之稱;二十七歲獲「勞力士藝術大師啟蒙計劃」獎學金,赴德國習舞。桑吉加編舞以激烈澎湃及韻律獨特見稱,曾獲歐亞多個知名舞團邀請創作及演出,於國際舞蹈藝術範疇中享負盛名。

免費加料節目

圖片展
4~9.6.2014
香港文化中心大堂展覽場地 E2

藝人談
14.6.2014 (星期六) 演出後

葵青劇院演藝廳
查詢及報名請致電2329 7803或電郵至info@ccdc.com.hk

Facebook活動:「回憶是……」

以「回憶是」作為句子開頭,續寫一句句子。

各位所投過來的句子將有機會被選出作為《那一年.這一天》演出宣傳品,並獲贈以下禮品:《那一年.這一天》演出門票(13~14.6.2014)、《那一年.這一天》DVD、《那一年.這一天》海報、CCDC 35周年限定版布袋、CCDC文件夾

「回憶是」有限期的:31.5.2014

CCDC Facebook 活動「回憶是」專頁:https://www.facebook.com/events/286310701537233/

票務查詢:3761 6661

節目查詢:2329 7803 / info@ccdc.com.hk

信用卡電話購票:2111 5999

網上購票:www.urbtix.hk

門票現於城市電腦售票網發售

折扣
九折 (首兩張門票)

CCDC Dance Card 持有人

香港管弦樂團「港樂會」會員

中英劇團「能量粉團plus」

香港芭蕾舞團之友

香港中樂團「中樂摯友會」會員

香港舞蹈團「以舞會友」會員

藝穗會 Paid Members

香港話劇團「好友營」會員

進念.二十面體「進念之友」

agnès b. AMI 會員卡持有人

HKID Gallery VIP會員卡持有人

八五折 (首兩張門票)

國泰航空公司職員及港龍航空公司職員

八折 (首兩張門票)

廣東現代舞團現代舞之友

香港大學信用卡持有人

香港中文大學信用卡持有人

香港理工大學校友聯會卡持有人

香港演藝學院校友會卡持有人

七折 (首兩張門票)

CCDC Dance Generation卡持卡人

五折

全日制學生、六十歲或以上高齡人士、殘疾人士及看護人、綜合社會保障援助受惠人

CCDC保留更換表演者的權利

此製作之音樂於2009年由城市當代舞蹈團委約,費用由香港作曲家及作詞家協會轄下的「CASH音樂基金」贊助

城市當代舞蹈團由香港特別行政區政府資助

 

 
As If To Nothing

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Pass through the ashes of time, recreate the memories between you and me

 

2010 Hong Kong Dance Awards

- Outstanding Dance Production

- Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

 

“The choreography is supremely kinetic, with endlessly flowing movement that requires the dancers to contort every part of their bodies.” – South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

“A cutting-edge work.” – Global Times, Beijing

 

Enter the maze of déjà vu, trapped by our own memories. In every delicate moment, memories seem so close and yet so far. It is slowly swallowed by time. Struggling between remembering and forgetting scattered names, distorted faces, floating time, transforming scenes and familiar plots. What is left inside is emptiness. In this misplaced world, what is real? What is fake?

As If To Nothing is an adrenaline-packed and interactive multimedia work created by the internationally renowned choreographer Sang Jijia, featuring electronic music by Dickson Dee and video design by Adrian Yeung. This tour-de-forcereturns for another breathtaking journey led by CCDC dancers and their extremely physical and emotional performance.

 

About Sang Jijia

Acclaimed as “the most perfect dancer”, Sang Jijia was selected by the influential American choreographer William Forsythe to work with him at the Frankfurt Ballet for four years. At 23, Sang won the top prize in the men’s section of the 1996 Paris International Modern Dance Competition. He was hailed by the Guangdong province as “Star of the Century” in 1997. At 27, he joined the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and studied choreography in Germany. Sang’s choreography combines extremely intense physical movement and unique rhythm to create psychological tension and anisotropy. As an internationally renowned choreographer, Sang has choreographed and performed for numerous well-known dance companies in Europe and Asia at their invitation.

 

Free Programme Plus Events

Photo Exhibition

4~9.6.2014

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer Exhibition Area E2

 

Meet-the-artist

14.6.2014 (Sat) Post-performance

Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
For enquiries and enrolment please call 2329 7803 or email info@ccdc.com.hk

 

Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661

Programme Enquiries:2329 7803 / info@ccdc.com.hk

Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999

Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

 

Tickets NOW available at URBTIX

 

Discount Offers

10% discount (First two tickets)

Holders of CCDC Dance Card

Club Bravo Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Energy Fun Club plus of Chung Ying Theatre Company

Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company

Paid Members of Fringe Club

HKREP Pals

Zuni’s Friends

Holders of agnès b. AMI Member Card

Holders of HKID Gallery VIP Member Card

 

15% discount (First two tickets)

Cathay Pacific Staff and Dragon Air Staff

 

20% discount (First two tickets)

Modern Dance Friends of Guangdong Modern Dance Company

Holders of HKU Credit Card

Holders of CUHK Credit Card

Members of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumni Association

Members of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Alumni Association

 

30% discount (First two tickets)

Holders of CCDC Dance Generation Card

 

50% discount

Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and accompanying minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients

 

CCDC reserves the right to substitute artists

The music is commissioned by City Contemporary Dance Company in 2009 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund
CCDC is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

KIll The Silence Festival 2014

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[Macau Station] Date and Time: 26/4/2004 (Sat), 6:00pm -11:00pm | Venue: Cao Box, Macau

[Hong Kong Station] Date and Time: 27/4/2004 (Sun), 6:00pm -11:00pm | Venue: Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

Short film screening curated by So-So Film.
Ticket: $100 (At Door) / $50 (Student)

Following the huge success of the Kill The Silence Festival last year in Macau 18 acts and over 12 hours of live performance, this year we are bringing the festival to both Macau and Hong Kong in April.

Kill The Silence is the only independent music festival that embraces rock, electronic, experimental, noise music and independent short film screening in a genres breaking and boundaries crossing environment.

Presenter: Re-Records, Day’s Eye Records and Twenty Alpha
Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity | Equipment Sponsor: miso tech co ltd
In association with Live Music Association.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KillTheSilenceFestival
Programme & Ticketing Enquiries: rerecordshk@gmail.com | Press Inquiries: +852 2139 5230/ info@twentyalpha.org

 

“30 years of Sound Art” featuring Otomo Yoshihide in HK

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Concert by Otomo Yoshihide (大友良英)
Date : 2014-04-25
Location : M1060 Multimedia Theater, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre,18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Hong Kong

Time : 7:30pm
Lecture by Otomo Yoshihide (大友良英)
Date : 2014-04-29

Location : M6094 Future Cinema Theater, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre,18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Hong Kong

Time : 7-9 pm

 

Otomo has been international recognized and prolific in his musical output which has spanned across Free Jazz, Noise, Free Improvisation, Sound Art, and compositions for large amateur ensembles. Over the years he has worked with luminary figures such as John Zorn, Christian Marclay, and Luc Ferrari. In 2013, Otomo won national recognition for his soundtrack for TV drama “Ama-chan” which aired every morning on the national public broadcasting network, NHK. The opening theme quickly became a hit and another song he wrote went on to win the National Records Award of Japan. Now Otomo is Japanese household name, which makes everything even more confusing.
For this exclusive performance at SCM, local musicians Sin:Ned (Electronics), Fiona Lee (Electronics), Chin King (Guzheng), and dj sniff (turntables) will join Otomo in a unique performance inspired by his installation performances Yuheisha (幽閉者) and Ensembles.
Additionally on Tuesday April 29th, Otomo will give a lecture on his work after the 2011 disaster in Japan, Project Fukushima.
For more information check out the SCM announcement webpage.
Some video links of Otomo’s work:

http://vimeo.com/1802106
http://youtu.be/oMQFtY6X_V8
Both programs are free of charge.

舞.聲.道 Momentum

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舞.聲.道 Momentum

video(making of):
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjc4Mjk5MDA4.html   (video in China)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1yZpk3w-uc

http://vimeo.com/89318372

 

 

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舞.聲.道》概念介紹

中國文化著重中庸之道,不多不少是為中庸。這個講求平衡的概念,在現今社會尤為重要。道家的五行(金木水火土)相生相剋正是此平衡機制的體現。然而,城市急促發展,生態失衡,人類實也難以獨善其身。在這前題下,《舞.聲.道》試圖以道家的九宮、八卦和五行學說為基礎,舞蹈、聲音及裝置作媒介,來一場淨化土地的祭典,同時宣揚環保訊息。

曾與CCDC多次合作的著名實驗音樂人李勁松(Dickson Dee),自學生時代便受設計老師的啟蒙,獲傳授道家的九宮、八卦和五行理論,對各種事物的平衡非常關注,並且從中擷取靈感,套用到平面設計、抽象繪畫及音樂創作上,甚至影響其生活方式,一直至今。

古有河圖洛書,其圖像是易理哲學的重要組成,亦是九宮圖的出處。《舞.聲.道》首部曲選址地靈人傑的山頂作為表演場地,Dickson首先將空間劃分成九格,按照坐向確定八卦,從而引申出各區的五行;五種元素自有其對應的聲音──宫商角徵羽(中國五聲音階中的五個不同音,相等於西樂的Do、Re、Mi、So、La)、顏色、情感和動態,甚至五臟六腑……就這樣形成一個大框架。編舞邢亮和梅卓燕再按舞者的命數屬性,在這大框架下自由創作。舞者舞動的節奏緩急、流程動作,演出起始與完結點,均離不開這個大框架,以自身為結構,透過舞姿和動線呼應相對的五行。另一方面,Dickson也順應佈局擺放二十一件石塊,石塊內有注入水的或放滿了植物、枯枝、和都市垃圾的,幾塊木炭則鋪設在場地另一隅,代表著生死的自然循環;曲樂的創作與音響的數目和設置亦同出一轍。

這場舞蹈演出期望帶給觀眾的,是一種祥和、平靜而愉悅之感,並藉此引發公眾對自然、空間、傳統文化和環境保護的新領悟。

首部曲「自然森林版」是一場在空曠的草坪上進行的環境舞蹈,相對的,二部曲「石屎森林版」將在有限的藝廊空間中舉行,同樣從道學出發,按照九宮、八卦和五行設計與佈置多媒體及聲音裝置,觀眾依據自己的生肖親身參與一場互動遊戲,在煩囂的都市中重獲一片安祥、寧謐。

 

Introduction to the Concepts Behind Momentum

A central idea in Chinese culture is the Doctrine of the Mean, or the Middle Way. It is often understood as not too much or too little. This concept of equilibrium is especially important in modern society. The mutual generation and conquest between the Five Elements (wu xing, namely metal, wood, water, fire and earth) in Taoism is a manifestation of the system of equilibrium. However, with rapid urban development and ecological imbalance, it is difficult for men to keep neutral. It is with this in mind that Momentum was created: using Taoist concepts of Nine Halls Diagram (jiu gong), Eight Trigrams (ba gua) and Five Elements as foundation; dance, sound and installation as media; this is an earth-purifying ritual with a message of environmental protection.

Renowned experimental musician Dickson Dee is a long-term collaboration of CCDC. A design teacher introduced him to the Taoist concepts of Nine Halls Diagram, Eight Trigrams and Five Elements when he was a student, bringing his attention to the equilibrium between things and how he can draw inspirations from it. Dickson has been applying these ideas to graphic design, abstract painting and music composition. The ideas are still influencing his life today.

The diagrams in the ancient Yellow River Chart (he tu) and the Inscription of the River Luo (luo shu) are an important part of the philosophies explained in the Book of Changes. They are also the source of the Nine Halls Diagram. Episode I of Momentum is performed at the Peak. Dickson first divides the performance space into nine squares, echoing the Nine Halls Diagram. Then he works out the Eight Trigrams based on cardinal directions. From there, he derives the Five Elements of each area. Each Element has its own corresponding sound, equivalent to Do, Re, Mi, So, La in Western musical scale. There are also corresponding colours, emotions, movements, even internal organs… This forms a framework, within which choreographer Xing Liang and Mui Cheuk-yin create the dance work according to the numerology of each dancer. The pace, the movement, the beginning, the end, everything about the work comes from this framework, echoing the corresponding Element. At the same time, Dickson also places 21 pieces of rock according to the framework. Some are filled with water, others hold plants, branches or urban refuse. A few pieces of wood coal are placed in the other end of the performance space, symbolising the natural cycle of life and death. The music and sound effects are also created according to the same framework.

The performance is devised to evoke a sense of harmony, peace and joy, as well as to cultivate a new understanding of nature, space, traditional culture and environmental protection.

Episode I, “Natural Forest Version”, is a site-specific dance work performed in an open, grass-covered park, whereas Episode II, “Concrete Forest Version” is performed in the confined space of an art gallery. Likewise, the work is based on Taoist concepts, with multimedia and sound installations laid out according to the Nine Halls Diagram, Eight Trigrams and Five Elements. Visitors can take part in this interactive game according to the animal that represents their birth year, to find quietness and serenity in this loud and bustling city.

 

 

 

 

舞.聲.道 Momentum
環境舞蹈演出 A site-specific dance performance免費入場 Free Admission
3H
概念、作曲及聲音裝置
Conceiver, Composer & Sound Installation Artist:李勁松 Dickson Dee

編舞 Choreographers:梅卓燕 Mui Cheuk-yin、邢亮 Xing Liang

服裝設計 Costume Designer:李慧娥 Linda Lee
道學顧問 Taoism Advisor:知三道人 Master Zhi-san
監製 Producer:黃國威 Raymond Wong演出 Performers:陳俊夫、招詠彤、禤天揚、李珵、李德、毛維、黃翠絲、孫鳳枝 Maximilian Chan, Chiu Wing-tung, Huen Tin-yeung, Li Cheng, Li De, Mao Wei, Tracy Wong, Iris Sun~首部曲 Episode I~
香港山頂柯士甸山遊樂場
Mount Austin Playground, the Peak, Hong Kong22~23.3.2014 六Sat-日Sun
3pm, 5pm~二部曲 Episode II~
九龍牛棚藝術村1a視藝空間
1a Space Gallery, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Kowloon
18.4~10.5.2014
11am — 7pm(星期一休館 Closed on Mondays)

 

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場地贊助Venue Sponsor
LCSD

場地伙伴Venue Partner
1a Space Gallery

城市當代舞蹈團由香港特別行政區政府資助。
City Contemporary Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

 

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NO BULLSHIT A Sonic Tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013)

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NO BULLSHIT
A Sonic Tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013)
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Dear friends,

An update on the sound compilation tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski.

As of today, I have already received the contributions from 13 people.
Almost one hundred artists, however, said they’d contribute and many of you
have asked for an extension of the January 31st deadline.

Therefore, the deadline for sending your tracks/pieces has been extended to:

FEBRUARY 28th

Another additional reason for this extension is that I’ve just received
confirmation that we have found the resources (available only from March)
to make a physical edition of this tribute compilation (most likely a data
DVD with uncompressed audio files, due to the amount of total recorded
time).

This would be through the non-profit “SONM” initiative (Sound Archive of
Experimental Music and Sound Art) I created as few years ago in the
“Puertas de Castilla” Cultural Center in Murcia, Southern Spain:

http://sonmarchive.es

Some of Zbigniew’s work, which he personally pased on to me, is already in
the archive:

http://sonmarchive.es/index.php?option=com_muscol&view=artist&id=1320&lang=e
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and also –thanks to the contributions of Thomas BW Bailey and Carl Michael
von Hausswolff- also an incipient section/tribute to Zbigniew:

http://www.sonm.es/index.php/en/news/230

Those resources include being able to send 5 copies of the physical release
to all participating artists. Any distribution of any remaining copies
(SONM is not a label/distributor and is a non-profit organization) will go
into covering some manufacturing+postage expenses. If any profits are made
(unfortunately very unlikely) they will all go to Atsuko Nojiri, partner of
Zbigniew.

In addtion to this, an online / streaming-only release of the compilation
will also be done in parallel through the SONM Archive website.

With best regards,

Francisco López.

Tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958 – 2013)

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Tuesday, December 17 grudnia 2013
Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej SOLVAY Modern Art Center
Zakopianska 62, Krakow
Edwin van der Heide, Atau Tanaka, Vj Milosz … Skype
Marek Choloniewski, Mariusz Pedzialek, Michal Gorczyca, Konrad Gęca,Dickson Dee …in Solvay

 

- please send us 3 seconds long audio or video piece to be part of collaborative composition dedicated to Zbigniew, all performed during the concert

audio or video send to: info@noiseasia.com  (before 7pm European time)