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2015北京鼓手節交流計劃 由 香港特別行政區政府民政事務局 藝術發展基金資助

About the Festival

In Hong Kong, many of the performing arts in are featured with pianist or string musicians. In classical perspective, percussion music in Hong Kong are commonly associated with accompaniment role in both western (Marimba or Timpani) and Chinese (Gong, Bell and Dagu) context. Beyond orchestra setting, drums are often linked to drum sets in pop/jazz music or band sound. Among all the above, drums are seldom conceived as a pure solo instrument in performance setting. Drumset however is an independent instrument not only in popular and jazz context but also an classical instrument which its techniques of cooperation of hands and feet are more demanding than any other music instruments.

In this project, we would like to bring together international well known Drummers, Jazz Big Band, Composer and Visual Artist to introduce the attractiveness of drumset’s timbre beyond pop/jazz context to Hong Kong music scene. With the living legend of Drum Thomas Lang (Best Drummer Since 1999 to present by Rhythm Magazine), Peter Erskine (2 times Grammy Award) and Russ Miller (7-time winner in Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll) visiting. It is an extravaganza of jazz and drum music at a global level. It will be one of the most important international music events in 2016 that brings the music and joyfulness to the city.



Festival Program

Jazz Infinity I “New Trio”
8th June, 8pm Macpherson Stadiu


Jazz Infinity II “Arrival”
9th June, 8pm Macpherson Stadium


Motion X Colour I – Hong Kong Extravaganza
10th June, 7:30pm Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium


Motion X Colour II – Ultimate
11th June, 7:30pm Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium


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