Our Beethoven celebration has moved online, recorded on Beethoven’s birthday last week! This concert features a rarely performed and delightful Serenade by a youthful Beethoven, preceded by Hong Kong composer Charles Kwong’s early chamber work of the same instrumentation, inspired by a dream-like novel by Haruki Murakami. Prefaced in turn by a miniature-homage for electronics by Angus Lee, you can see behind-the-scenes preparation of the final event in this series "Crossroads", which examines extraordinary documents bearing witness to Beethoven’s creative process.
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Angus Lee: "Waiting for Ludwig van" (memegraphic tribute to Alexander DeLarge) (2020) for electronics
Charles Kwong: Here the world expires (2012/15) for flute, violin and viola
Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade Op. 25 (1795-96) for flute, violin and viola
Angus Lee, flute
Patrick Yim, violin
William Lane, viola
Giorgio Biancorosso & William Lane (co-curators)
Chris Tam (audio)
Kal Ng & New Breed Concept (video)
Music Department, University of Hong Kong
The third concert “Crossroads” is expected to take place in April 2021 and will be presented in the form of a multimedia concert installation.