Deadline: 23rd November, 2018
Enquiry: 2582 0272 / 2582 0278
After applications, four judges will undertake an initial assessment, and select the final four units to perform in the concert. Each unit will have 20 minutes to perform on stage. They can only perform their own original works. Judges will select one final unit to be the winner and they will be engaged in the music workshops and Asia Exchange Tour.
The HKAC has been collaborating with the well-known local musician and curator Kung Chi Shing to present the “Open Music Series” since 2009. The Series aims to nurture local music talent and promote a music culture. Outdoor music concerts have been organised in different neighborhoods in Hong Kong, bringing a breath of musical fresh air to local communities and encouraging audiences to get involved in local music.
After the public talk by four panelists, Kung Chi Shing, curator of the “Open Music Series”, Mike Orange, guitarist and producer of the indie rock band “Chochukmo”, Teriver Cheung, jazz guitarist and composer, and music critic Yuen Chi Chung, in 30 Oct, starting in November, Mike Orange and Vincy Chan, Teriver Cheung and Jan Curious (the vocalist of Chochukmo) will hold two mini gigs to share their music with the public and allow participants who are interested in joining the programme to interact closely with the judges and prepare well for the selection concert.
After the judges select the final four teams to participate in the concert, a Selection Concert will be held at the Shouson Theatre of HKAC on 12th December 2018. After professional reviews and online and onsite public voting, one final team will be selected as the winner. The winner will receive professional training in musical arrangement, production and vocal music through a series of six music workshops conducted by professional musicians in the half-year programme after the concert. Finally, they will be engaged in the Asia exchange tours to interact with overseas professional musicians by travelling around the world. Through a series of training activities and events, a new generation of musicians will be nurtured with enhanced confidence and stimulated potential. The entire experience will be filmed in the form of a documentary, to witness the whole process of development and the experience of the musicians.