HKNME and Osage are proud to welcome the legendary violist, composer and educator Garth Knox virtually to Hong Kong as part of THE LISTENING ROOM 8.
Drawing from his experiences as violist of the Arditti Quartet and the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Europe, Garth Knox is internationally recognised one of the leading musical personalities in the new music scene. In addition to his expertise in the field of contemporary music interpretation, Knox is also a celebrated performer of the viola d’amore and the medieval fiddle, which opened up his repertoire to music of the distant past; in addition to being a virtuoso improviser, Knox’s Irish & Scottish heritage also enables him to work with the vast Celtic folk music repertoire without the need for translation. Considering the fact that he also had a diverse body of published compositions, Knox is the embodiment of the Renaissance man, and a truly complete musician.
As part of his virtual residency, Garth Knox will join a number of young composers in a Roundtable Discussion focusing on the challenges and technicalities of creating new works for the viola. This is prefaced by a short Recital performed by violists William Lane and Rebecca Tang, featuring classics from the repertoire as well as works selected from the HKNME International Call for Scores 2020.
Three young violists will have the opportunity to work with Knox virtually in a Masterclass setting, benefitting from Knox’s incredibly broad scope of musical knowledge and experience. Preceding this, the HKNME celebrates Garth Knox as a composer, showcasing his diverse body of works in a (Mini) Portrait Concert that would surely shed new light on the potentialities of the viola and chamber music writing.
24 April, 2 – 6:30PM
2:00PM: GARTH KNOX COMPOSER PORTRAIT & DISCUSSION
3:30PM: GARTH KNOX STRINGS MASTERCLASS
5:00PM: RECITAL & ROUNDTABLE
FREE,RSVP : HERE
::EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY:
Questioning Power, curated by Charles Merewether
::SCREENINGS AT THE GALLERY:
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Joshua Oppenheimer (2012) 159 minutes (Director’s cut) IIB rating
*Screening daily during the exhibition period. No registration needed.
*Please be reminded that the screening of “The Act of Killing” on 24 April 2021 has changed to 10 am.
LAST 2 SCREENINGS!!
*Additional screening of “The Act of Killing” will be on 15th May, 2021 at 3 pm.
15 May 2021 (Sat) 3pm
P𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲.