Presented by: the
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by: vA!
Vocal Performance Supported by: Die Konzertisten
Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow
— Dream Sequence
On the day last past is yesterday. As time goes by, as time goes on, the time that is to come will be the present, then be the past. Time changes and seemingly flows on a linear timeline from the past, the present to the future. It is however an unreal existence. We can never perceive time but can only make sense of the world by our senses. We can only recall the past and imagine the future.
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (vA!) invites the artist, Alain Chiu, to create his work of art about the metaphysical concept of time in the forms of sound, music composition and media art. At the same time, Chorus Master, Ernest Hui plus seven performers engaged by Die Konzertisten, Law Tsz-ying [Soprano], Kenix Tsang [Soprano], Karis Ho [Mezzo-soprano], Bonnie Liu [Alto], Irwin Chan [Tenor], Alexander Chen [Tenor], Caleb Woo [Bass] are invited to perform three musical pieces composed by Alain Chiu, In Pluvia (In Rain), Simulacrum (Simulation) and Post ìmbrem (After the Rain).
Alain Chiu's ‘Dream Sequence' is an online media art project. With the form of assemblages, Alain Chiu creates a trilogy to express what he has come across and his feelings in these two years- (1) ‘Anatomy of a Dream' (virtual persona); (2) ‘Simulacrum' (CGI movie); (3) ‘I always hated the moisture, it makes me feel tired' (app and web). Sound art as the core medium in this online media project, to convey the metaphysical concept of now on a linear timeline and Alain's perception on his reconstructed memories and dreams, will bring people into a virtual audio-visual experience.
Alain Chiu received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition from Conrad Susa and David Garner. His music has been performed in concert halls and festivals around the world, e.g. the 40th to the 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Freespace Micro 2013, 2012 Hong Kong Week at Taipei, Jumping Frames Italy Tour, Cannes Film Festival 2013 & 2014 and Guggenheim UBS - No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.