Urban Construction (2017)

for 2 vibraphones, 2 marimbas and a dancer

  • Urban Construction, for 2 vibraphones, 2 marimba and a dancer, Amphitheatre, HKAPA, presented by Toolbox Percussion, 8 October, 2017.
  • Performed by Toolbox Percussion on 23, 24 November, 2018 at Theatre, Asia Culture Center (Gwangju, Korea).
  • Performed by Toolbox Percussion on 3-5 December, 2021 at The Pulse, Hong Kong

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Programme Notes

Inspired by Kafka’s short story “On the Tram”, “Urban Construction” depicts the sense of helplessness of people who lives in a busy urban culture. As Kafka mentions in the story, he cannot “indicate any claims” for many things in life, and in fact, no one really cares. The only thing that could light himself up is probably gazing at a random girl on the tram. Written for two vibraphones, two marimbas and a dancer, “Urban Construction” portrays the hopelessness of the story through the strong pulse in music and the body movement of the dancer. This work is commissioned by Toolbox Percussion in 2017.


Hong Kong Premiere

Korea Premiere

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