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Project 42

Project 42



On his 42nd birthday, German experimental singer and composer Michael Schiefel had an epiphany of creating a piece for his oboe-flute-voice trio with Cathy Milliken and Dietmar Wiesner. Inspired by Douglas Adam’s sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the concept of time, Schiefel’s composition revolves around the mysterious number ‘42’ and contemplates the quadragenarian life. While working on the composition, Schiefel encountered Hong Kong new media artist Vvzela Kook and the two further moulded the project into a multimedia theatre programme. Featuring new paper-based drawings alongside the notations of 42 and pop-up books with a revised storyline of Adam’s novel, the theatre production will present a kaleidoscope of musical styles and genres from different eras. Sit back, and embark on an unparalleled, time-displacing theatrical journey!

House Programme


Michael Schiefel, composition / vocal
Vvzela Kook, media art
Cathy Milliken, oboe
Dietmar Wiesner, flute


Grand Hall
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong


FREE via online registration

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  • For ages 6+
  • Approximately 1 hour without intermission
  • Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change.

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