【SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong Landscape 聲影集:香港景觀】
Yau May-kay’s “The Road before me”
1) Briefly introduce your commissioned work.
'The Road Before Me' was composed during busiest time of year 2015.
2) How did the image/video inspire you to write this piece?
The video exactly reflects my commuting in Hong Kong - its repetitiveness, its tediousness ...
3) Briefly share with us the composing techniques or styles you used in the piece.
Minimalism is used in this piece and I think it describes the video and my thoughts really well.
II. About the Composer - Yau May-kay
Favorite place in Hong Kong: I like hiking in Fanling, it overlooks the whole area of Fanling and the mainland which is breathtaking.
Favorite composer/music: J.S. Bach
Favorite director/movie: Abbas Kiarostami