Urban Construction (2017)

Urban-Construction

  • Urban Construction, for 2 vibraphones, 2 marimba and a dancer, Amphitheatre, HKAPA, presented by Toolbox Percussion, 8 October, 2017.

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.

受卡夫卡短編故事《乘客》啟發,《建築都市》形容在石屎森林下的男男女女,如何在繁囂的生活中,感到對生命的無助。如他在故事中描述,他對生命的很多事情都無從辯解,亦無人感興趣。唯一能點綴他生活的,可能是在車上注目於一個素未謀面的女子。《建築都市》為兩台電顫琴、兩台馬林巴琴及舞者而寫,透過音樂的繁雜與舞者的肢體律動,去表達《乘客》內強烈的無助感。作品由敲擊襄於2017年委約。

 

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