“Sonic Anchor #28” will be held on July 9th at Comix Home Base in Hong Kong. To kick off the Second Coming series, composer and sound artist Lam Lai will conduct an experiment in outdoor live looping, paying homage to Lucier’s tape-loop classic “I am sitting in a room”.
She is based in Hong Kong, but her works were performed in international music and art festivals in Finland, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, South Korea and USA. Lam Lai focuses on combining conventional performance practices and creates new hybrids of media, exploring sound experiences in music and the communication to the listener.
This time, the voluminous vibration of a solo vibraphone will fill the courtyard of the Comix Home Base. Four strategically positioned microphones pick up four distinct sound images, which are then played back into the courtyard through loudspeakers. The playback will then be captured by the four microphones again, in a multi-channel feedback loop. Since her last Sonic Anchor appearance, Lam Lai had spent time honing her craft in Netherlands.
Sonic Anchor #28
Date: July 9th, 2016, Open 19:30
Place: Comix Home Base
Address: 7 Mallory St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Performer: Lam Lai
Organized by Hong Kong Arts Centre, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2582 0200
Text: Aya Shomura