Artistic Director: Louis Siu
Toolbox Percussion has been driving percussive arts programming in Hong Kong since 2012, curating ambitious music projects and challenging the best in the field whilst also continually nurturing new musical talent in innovative ways. Toolbox,as a creative incubator working to make new music happen by commissioning, developing, collaborating, professional training, performing, recording and touring contemporary performances. The acclaimed Toolbox Percussion Trilogy, spread over a time span of 3-year, has been a proven success in creating cutting-edge and innovative programmes that challenged local artists, enhanced cultural exchange by collaborating with world-class musicians and developed a series of outreach and professional educational activities. For 2018/19 season, Toolbox Percussion will be on tour to Asia Culture Center at Gwangju and make the US debut at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. A New education initiatives Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA) will be co-present with the University of Oklahoma at Youth Square in January 2019. Toolbox Percussion is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Programme: Enroute to Luna
A selection of percussion chamber repertoires in responding Beethoven and his love story of the moonlight sonata. The Snare Drum pieces by Bobo and Cangelosi marked the ignition of the space rocket to the moon. Tan’s Moon and Flying Colours let the audience reimagine the mood of travel towards the Edge of the World. Closing with two transcriptions of Music by Piazzolla and Beethoven to celebrate the composer’s 250th birthday.
Quartet For Snare Drums
Edge of the World
History du Tango, III. Nightclub 1960
Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Jacky Lam)
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, IV. Allegro
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