1) How did the image/video inspire you to write this piece?
The dense composition of the image makes me think of how my life is in this dense city. Hong Kong always have many things happen in a small places. Sometime they are too many, but at least they are colourful and diverse.
2) Please share your perception of “Hong Kong”. How did you convey this perception in your work?
I think Hong Kong is a fast-pacing city that people receive many information and feel very differently. In my imagination, it is like montage or painting by Pablo Picasso. Inspired by this idea, I try to organise different blocks of materials in a musical way.
3) Briefly share with us the composing techniques or styles you used in the piece.
There are musical elements in the piece where distinguished gesture and texture existed. Some of them might have different pitch organisation system in order to create contrast between elements which is to create the idea of montage.
II. About the Composer – So Ho-chi
Hobbies: Hiking, wondering in Hong Kong, reading Favorite place in Hong Kong: Tuen Mun Favorite composer/music: Igor Stravinsky