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Tangram Voices #5: Angela Wai Nok Hui, Neil Luck, Jasmin Rodgman, James Larter

22 Oct 2021 4.30-7.30pm

Overview

Tangram are delighted to present powerhouse percussionist Angela Wai Nok Hui in a deeply moving myriad of memories and reflections exploring Hong Kong identity through contemporary sounds.

Featuring work from her brilliant Arts Council England-funded production, Let Me Tell You Something, Angela curates a programme around themes of resistance and vulnerability that includes a world premiere of a new collaboration with experimental composer/performer Neil Luck. Join us for an intimate journey of whispers, dreams, and hopes that glimpses the strange beauty this world holds.

There will be two performances at 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday 22 October. Please note that all tickets are sold as standing, however, there are number chairs available to use if you need them.

 

Programme:

Cone sound installation | Angela Wai Nok Hui (10 mins)


this land is your land | Jasmin Kent Rodgman (10 mins)


San Mei improv ft. James Larter (15 mins)


Victoriana | Neil Luck (9 mins) world premiere

 

Victoriana

Programme note by Neil Luck

Objects, when arranged in old occult configurations, and activated by the right set of digits open doors and windows to old voices possibly from (literally) 150 years ago, or more. Picture the ‘one-man-band’ (like in Mary Poppins) as a technology for reaching out in this way; thimble n’ horn n’bell on washboard and bits of string stumbling over each other in a pathetic, hokey logic.

 

Angela Wai Nok Hui

https://www.angelahuiwainok.com/

Angela Wai Nok Hui is a percussionist and multidisciplinary artist based in London and Hong Kong. She is dedicated to new music, and has collaborated with many exciting composers, musical artists and ensembles such as the LSO, Plus Minus Ensemble, Metapraxis Ensemble, Tangram Collective, Abstruckt Percussion Quartet, Octandre Ensemble, Explore Ensemble, Riot Ensemble, and more. Participated in many international contemporary music festivals such as, Darmstadt in Germany, Impuls in Austria, La Biennale di Venezia in Italy, Warsaw Autumn Festival in Poland and more.


Angela’s performances explore and expand the boundaries of music, performance and sound art. Passionate about the creative process and experimenting with different artforms, she is determined to continue forging her own narrative and platform in order to support her own wild imagination. She is always in search of new media with which she can represent herself more fully. 


Over recent years, she has started to create her own work which often engages with political references and themes of identity from both places she calls home, embedded within the strange and beautiful sound worlds she creates to surround us all. Her first solo full-length show, Let Me Tell You Something, was presented at Cattle Depot Artist Village in Hong Kong in August 2021, and will be presented at IKLECTIK in London in October 2021. 

 

Neil Luck

https://www.neilluck.com/

Neil Luck is a composer, performer and director based in London. His work often explores the pathos and interaction between live human performance and multimedia, and attempts to frame the act of music making as something curious, or weird, or useful, or spectacular in and of itself. His work takes a range of forms from music-theatre, to concert works, radio, public projects and recordings.

Neil is the founder and director of the music-theatre ensemble ARCO, and a co-founder of artist cooperative squib-box. Independently, he has also worked with and written for a people and ensembles ensembles in the UK and abroad, and presented work at music venues, festivals, and galleries internationally including the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, MATA Festival (NYC), Tate Britain, Tate Modern, BBC Proms, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), in Vilnius and Aarhus Capital of Culture festivals, and the Tokyo Experimental Festival.

 

Jasmin Kent Rodgman

https://www.jkr-music.com/

British-Malaysian Artist & Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman brings together the contemporary classical, electronics and sound art worlds to create powerful soundscapes and musical identities. A regular collaborator across various art forms including dance, word, film and VR, her music explores otherness, memory, connection and plays with a sense of narrative.

​As Producer, Jasmin adds another level to her portfolio, creating bold new platforms for her music including visual artwork, site-specific and multidisciplinary theatrical productions. A driving force behind where and how her work is experienced, she often experiments with unique set-ups such as audiowalks, interactive installations, underground nights, moving image, 360° film and more. 

 In 2018/19 she was a British Council + PRS Foundation Musician in Residence, living and composing for two months in Lanzhou, China. In 2017/18, she was a London Symphony Orchestra Jerwood Composer, writing new music as well as producing and curating for the 2018 LSO season. That year she was mentored by composer Errollyn Wallen and director/producer Jude Kelly as well as travelling to Bangalore, India, to direct her debut dance-music video idol lost. In 2019 she received a PRS Foundation Women Make Music grant for her site-specific music production TRIPTYCH and Help Musicians Do It Differently support for her upcoming debut EP.

 Her music and live productions have been performed across the UK and internationally with partners including London Fashion Week, World Music Festival Shanghai, Edinburgh International Festival, Wilderness Festival, Roundhouse, Shoreditch Town Hall, Barbican, Oxford Playhouse and the Royal Albert Hall. Her film scores have featured at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Toronto International Film Festival, Kaohsiung International Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival.

 

James Larter 

https://www.jameslarter.com/

Percussionist and multi- instrumentalist James Larter has always been obsessed with rhythm; whether it be the roaring sound of Brazilian Samba or the intricate and hypnotic drums from the African diaspora, music that makes people move is a passion. He is an in demand session musician, soloist and composer and has played with a staggering variety of groups and artists from Sampha, Gang of Youths to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Ballet and the Philharmonia.

The recipient of Awards and scholarships such as the English Speaking Union Scholarship, James Peterscak Scholarship and a New York Philharmonic Grant, James studied at The Royal Academy of Music in London and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He was also a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. His recent compositions for Percussion and Electronics are published on Bachovich Publications in the U.S and his debut album ‘Polarity’ is now available on all platforms. 

 

About Tangram

Tangram is a movement of transnational artists envisioning a future beyond the China-West divide. Tangram Voices is a new concert series providing a platform for emerging performers and composers to engage creatively with this vision by curating their own concerts.

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San Mei Gallery is an independent space for contemporary art in South London, committed to research-led, educational and collaborative exchanges. Operating with an artist-led approach, we support artists and curators to experiment with new ideas.

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