The Up:Strike Project
VIBES! 3000 celebrates the versatility and the multi-faceted vibraphone. This programme features a wide array of pieces including two solos & two duos. This programme represents a broad spectrum of sound palette in the contemporary music realm. Works by Negri, Wahlund, Ueno, and Temple.
Alex Temple Ah Yes, the Three Genders
Ken Ueno Wavelengths
Ben Wahlund Hard-Boiled Capitalism and the Day Mr. Friedman Noticed Google is a Verb
Facundo Negri A-lógica 3
Performed by Matthew Lau, Samuel Chan, Karen Yu, Bevis Ng & Eugene Kwong
About the artists
The Up:Strike Project aims to embody the nature of the integral movement in percussion: “up and strike.” Founded by two Hong Kong-based percussionists, Karen Yu and Dr. Matthew Lau, The Up:Strike Project is a diverse and flexible group, aiming to thread the community together by welcoming all levels of percussionists and musicians, and consistently engaging different young and emerging percussionists to work with us.
By bringing professional and emerging percussionists together, presenting and championing a diverse mix of percussion music, and supporting the future leaders of percussive arts, The Up:Strike Project endeavours to strike and stand out as the pioneer of the ever-changing art form in percussion and contemporary music.
Devoted to bring changes, The Up:Strike Project seeks to elevate the artistry of percussion, at the same time, focusing on community engagement through musicmaking and broadening the diversity of performed repertoire.