The [Untitled] Workshop is a Manchester-based ensemble dedicated to representing the voice of Hong Kong in the British new music scene and fostering integration and cultural exchange with the growing Hong Kong diaspora. We are made up of composers, music creators, and performers interested in new music, who collectively participate in workshops and performances of each other’s work.
A music creator’s creativity is a sum of their life experiences; whether intentional or not, traces of our culture and worldview shape and influence our artistic work. This project hopes to bring these perspectives to the fore.
What is new music? 咩係新音樂？
I define new music as music whose creative process occurs in the current era. Usually, that involves a living composer.
New music does not have to adhere to a particular style, but ideally it exhibits creativity.
- To improve representation of Hong Kong culture in the UK/European new music scene(s)
- To offer composers a relaxing and sustained environment to experiment with ideas
- To introduce repertoire, techniques, and compositional processes to fellow composers and players
- To enable conductors to gain experience with contemporary music (if necessary)
- To have fun
Regular activities 定期活動
As the name implies, our ensemble’s main activity consists of regular compositional workshops. While we may not be professional contemporary music performers, we offer each other the opportunity to revise and continually improve our work, from early stages of composition to a final product.
With prior notice, members of the public are welcome to observe and freely exchange ideas.
Public performances will be announced in due course.