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Art x Physics: Percussive Playground [Recap]

McAulay Studio 
Art x Physics: Percussive Playground

What kind of sparks will fly when art meets physics?

The development of physics and music go hand in hand, as sound is produced by the vibration of air: Amplitude determines the volume, frequency determines the pitch, and the shape of the sound wave determines the timbre. When the sound wave reaches our ears, it becomes music.

Taking a physics perspective, three percussionists present an extraordinary musical feast that features a range of self-made instruments and unexpected objects, for the audience to explore physics phenomena, concepts, and principles. The programme combines science and art through diverse performance and creative techniques, materialising the possibilities between objects and music, shaping unconventional sound forms, leading the audience into a world of art that expands their senses

Percussive Playground weaves music with physics and offers an immersive audio-visual experience to unlock creative thinking and unleash artistic potential!
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Percussive Playground - Workshop

Date: 27 August 2023 (Sun)

Time: 15:00 - 16:30

Venue: Hong Kong Art School Room 1006

Ticket: Free  ($80 deposit will be refunded after completion of the workshop)


Percussive Playground - Concert

Date: 2-3 September 2023 (Sat-Sun)


2 September 2023 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00

2 September 2023 (Sat) 20:00 - 21:00

3 September 2023 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:00

Venue: McAulay Studio 

Ticket: 180 HKD

*This performance contains strong light and strobe light effects


Performer: The Pitchbend Collective

The Pitchbend Collective, composed of two percussionists, Emily Cheng and Eyo Li, and sound artist Kin-lam Lam, believes that anything can be transformed into a musical instrument. They approach music with the physics of sound, altering traditional sound forms with physics phenomena and exploring diverse performance and composition techniques to offer a rich spectrum of musical styles. The band crafts sounds using their own self-made instruments and even connects music with visual elements to guide the audience into a world that stimulates their hearing and sight, bringing to life the concept that music can be heard and also seen.

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