Beyond the Sound Symposium

13 – 14 May 2015

Pierre Bastien paper orchestra © pierre bastien


This symposium is linked to the exhibition Beyond the sound, as well as researches conducted by the Baptist University, Connecting Spaces and soundpocket. Sound art is a set of artistic practices that focus on sound and listening culture It can be considered multi-disciplinary by nature.

Curated by: Anne Laure Chamboissier

In collaboration with: Le French May, Baptist University, Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich and soundpocket, and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Day 1 – What is Sound Art? (13 May 2015)

Sound between the disciplines: Historical Dimension of Sound Art from an Interdisciplinary Point of View

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

About: The problematic question of “what is sound art” will be addressed in the first day of the symposium, where the opening lecture takes on a theoretical approach to consider the historical dimension of sound art. Led by art historian and curator, Anne-Laure Chamboissier, the lecture will be introduced by John Aiken, Director of Baptist University’s Academy of Visual Arts.

Sounding Territories: Site-specific Sound Works and Artistic Practices

Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

About: Moderated by Yeung Yang of soundpocket, artists Pascal Broccolichi, Cédric Maridet, Eddie Ladoire, Edwin Lo, Samson Young joined in dialogue to talk about what sound art is, based on their respective artistic practices.

Sound Art Exhibition Opening 

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: AVA Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University

Curated by Anne Laure Chamboissier, student works by Hong Kong Baptist University and Zürich University of the Arts are installed at the AVA Gallery.

Day 2 – Sound Art and Music (14 May 2015)


Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)

Artists: Eddie Ladoire (art & music), Pierre Bastien  (music),  Rainier Lericolais (art & music), Kung Chi-Shing (music & performance) and Choi Sai Ho.

Musicians and sound artists from France and Hong Kong met to work together on a practice-based and performative dialogue about the relations between music and sound art. Session introduced by Nuria Krämer, Head of Connecting Space Hong Kong.

Concert Quatuor n°4 from Rainier Lericolais

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)

Conducted by William Lane and performed by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, the CNAP commissioned concert is performed to conclude the two-day symposium and as a presentation of the exploration between music and sound art.