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【Virtual Lecture III】Traditions As Constraints Or Resources?

【Virtual Lecture III】Traditions as Constraints or Resources?

(8:30AM EST | 2:30PM CEST | 8:30PM HKT)

(in English 英語主講)

An essential aspect of music composition (and, for that matter, of all creative work) is the capacity to rest in the unknown and the unresolved, using it as raw material for creation. When dealing with an ensemble of Western and Chinese instruments, two immediate questions arise, how to reconcile the differences between the two traditions, or is reconciliation indeed possible or not? In this lecture-demonstration, Professor Chan will share his thoughts on these issues by drawing musical examples from his own compositions.


Prof. Chan Hing-yan
Department of Music, The University of Hong Kong


Dr. Robert Martin
Emeritus Professor of Music and Philosophy, Bard College


Student Composers:
Austin Leung, HKU
Samuel Mutter, Bard
OGA, Bard
Jing Wang, HKU


Recorded Demonstrations:
Kitty Cheung, violin
Loo Sze-wang, sheng
Shelley Ng, piano


FREE via online registration


  • There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk. 
  • The programme is approximately 1.5 hours. 
  • The event link will be activated 3 days prior to the commencement of the event upon successful registration. Please click on “EVENT PORTAL” on your electronic ticket to watch the online lecture. 
  • Programmes are subject to change.

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