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Tools to Orchestrate: Public Tours for Samson Young’s Orchestrations

Jun 12, 2016
2:00 pm


Connecting Space Hong Kong, G/F, Wah Kin Mansion, 18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong

Para Site is pleased to present Tools to Orchestrate, two Sundays of public programmes in conjunction with Orchestrations, a solo exhibition by Samson Young. This exhibition looks at the modalities of “orchestra-making” in the various communities of Hong Kong, and draws from Young’s understanding of the politics behind the Western musical notation system. Orchestrations is the culmination of a year-long musicological research into the history of orchestras by Young in conversation with Para Site curator Qinyi Lim and musicologist Dr. Giorgio Biancorosso.

During the final weekend of the exhibition, musiciologist Dr Giorgio Biancorosso and Para Site curator Qinyi Lim will provide 30-minute guided tours of the exhibition, as well as discuss the works and research process behind the project.


Public tours for Orchestrations
Jun 12, 2016 (Sun)




Orchestrations is co-presented by Para Site and Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich and is part of Draft.


Para Site is financially supported by the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The content of this program does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

About Giorgio Biancorosso

Giorgio Biancorosso holds a Ph.D in Musicology from Princeton University, USA. Between 2001-2003, he was a Mellon Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Columbia University. In 2005, he took a teaching position at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he is now Associate Professor in Music. Biancorosso is a member of the Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and the Chairman of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.