SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong Landscape 聲影集:香港景觀】
Wyman Wat’s “Space Tight”
1) Briefly introduce your commissioned work.
My work “Space Tight” is about the high-density living environment in Central, Hong Kong. Fast, busy, crowded are the best words to describe the condition nowadays.
2) How does your commissioned work correlate with the visual image/video?
According to the image, there are several high buildings surrounding a comparatively shorter yellow building in Central. We cannot find any space left in the picture. Thus, I composed my work with many compact rhythms to create this kind of tight feeling.
3) All visual elements of this concert, which served as the initial inspiration for the composers, will be projected on screen during the performance. What is the difference between composing with and without a specified visual image?
With the specified visual image, it is no doubt that the composer’s idea will be more directly projected to the audience, which in turn helps the audiences’ understandings to the new works. Moreover, I believe that the visual elements will further stimulate the audiences’ own imaginations.
II. About the Composers - Wyman Wat
Favorite scene: Trams on rails in rainy day
Favorite composer: Prokofiev
Favorite visual artist: Piet Mondrian