RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
We’re beginning today’s show with percussion, and more specifically, drums. Anton Fung has played as a session drummer with many in the Cantopop scene. He’s also a member of the indie band, tfvsjs. Recently, Anton and film director Wong Chun collaborated to share their passion for the drums. They’ve invited several different directors to create a series of films that bring together the arts of percussion and cinematography.
Not only did the 2008 financial crisis send many countries into an economic tailspin, it also had major effects on the social and political scenes. Austerity, combined with the arrival of political refugees from nations in conflict, has created considerable resentment in many countries, and that has led to a rise in right wing populism and nationalism. The art project “Drifting Borders” is under way now and will continue up to October 21st It incorporates films, performance art and forum discussions that examine such issues as national borders, social identity, belonging, loss of cultural roots, individuality, and nationalism.
Like the tenor Jasper Sung, who appeared on The Works last week, flautist Angus Lee graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Angus, who also studied at Britain’s Royal Academy of Music, doesn’t only perform the classical flute repertoire, he’s also a self-taught composer. This Sunday as part of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s “Our Music Talents” series, he’s performing a programme that ranges from Richard Strauss to Mantovani, and even includes a composition of his own.