DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

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DJ Spooky has been a big name in New York’s avant garde music scene for almost two decades. With a steady succession of albums, collaborations, and concept projects, he has consistently pushed boundaries across various genres and media.

DJ Spooky’s film, Rebirth of a Nation is arriving in Hong Kong on October 15th, after screening at top international institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and London’s Tate Modern.

The multimedia performance, which includes a real-time remixing of the seminal film, The Birth of A Nation, (backed by a live string ensemble!) takes place on three screens simultaneously. The score, composed by DJ Spooky and originally performed by the Kronos Quartet, has gotten rave reviews.

Aside from these performances, DJ Spooky will also be presiding over a master class and dj demonstration (in English with Cantonese explanation,) on October 14th, that touches on applying dj techniques and philosophies to contemporary art and composition. At the class he will delve into the history of sound, citing the work of contemporaries such as Brian Eno, Moby, Steve Reich, and Chuck D.

Preliminary events at the Arts Centre
To give audiences greater insight into the work of DJ Spooky, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is organizing two dj workshops (conducted in Cantonese,) on September 24th to familiarize people with the basic tools and techniques used in d.j.ing.

There will also be a seminar (in Cantonese,) on October 8th, examining the significance of the original film, The Birth of a Nation, as well as DJ Spooky’s version.

For more detailed information, check out the Arts Centre’s website.

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DJ Spooky – Rebirth of a Nation
October 15th, 2011 two shows: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong

DJ Spooky – Master Class + DJ Demonstration

October 14th, 2011
Hong Kong Arts Centre

Preliminary events
Seminar and discussion on The Birth of a Nation
October 8th, 2011
Hong Kong Arts Centre

DJ Workshops
September 24th, 2011
Hong Kong Arts Centre

Please visit the Arts Centre website for ticket prices and details.

1 Comment

  • Thank you for writing about this. This event should be awesome! Your website is allowing me to believe that Hong Kongers actually do other things than shopping! (I’m new here…)

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