Nirvana—Yu Xiangjun Piano-Hypermedia Recital

Music
In-Venue
24
Feb
“[Yu is] a pianist who can contribute significantly to the Chinese music scene.”—Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Introduction

A real-time interactive utopian dreamscape beyond the borders of musical conventions

A multi-dimensional musical experience and sumptuous feast of light in which space and time are transcended. Award-winning pianist Yu Xiangjun teams up with new media artist Da Yan in this imaginative presentation in which a live piano performance is married with a multimedia installation. This pioneering hypermedia piano recital transports the audience to a real-time interactive dreamscape of light and shadow, sound and rhythms. With Steinway's high-resolution player piano SPIRIO|r, Yu will perform—alongside herself—the piano duet version of The Rite of Spring using Stravinsky’s own arrangement.

Repertoire

Feb 24 (Thu)
Xu Zhibo
Vibration of the Heavens

(commissioned work of China Shanghai International Arts Festival)

Shao Qing
Three Études Tableaux, No 1 & 2
Qin Yi
Fragmented Cloud
John Cage
In a Landscape
Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring (excerpts)

(using the version for 4 hands arranged by the composer)

Production

NEW-MEDIA ART DIRECTOR

Da Yan

AUDIO ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

Fong Dalei

Remarks

Approx. 1 hr 45 mins incl. one interval

Festival PLUS

Multi-media Installation
23 – 26 Feb (Wed to Sat)
Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre