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The Hearth: “the making of ME”

The Hearth “the making of ME”

Creativity Day

Date & Time

7 Jan 2023 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location

Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

General

Since December 2021, “The Hearth” invites the renowned singer-songwriter Vicky Fung to curate a series of concerts to explore what identity means to musicians and how music empowers them. In 2023, the first concert will be brought together by three young singer-songwriter and producers with distinctive styles. Together they will recount on the power of music to help them overcome hurdles in life.

“Behind the SEEN”

Musicians make music, but at the same time, some of them may agree that music also defines who they are. The confidence and glamour we see on stage are often shaped by challenges and failures overcome by musicians out of the limelight.

The eye is the window of the soul. When Clara Lee was enjoying a successful career, she was diagnosed with glaucoma and suffered from a deterioration of sight and health. She realised that what she treasured most in life is singing, and decided to dedicate herself to music and bring joy and comfort to people. Music is her remedy.

Singer-songwriter XTIE suffered from eczema since childhood. The condition has troubled her and caused low self-esteem. Through working as an arts administrator and singer-songwriter, XTIE gained confidence to continue her pursuit in musical career. She recently released the single “Skin” which depicts her story and encourages people to embrace themselves.

Beatboxer Heartgrey is an award-winning musician with international fame. While he was perceived as strong and positive in the public eye, not many knew that he suffered from psychological conditions and slumped both emotionally and professionally. When he finally managed to walk out of the depression, Heartgrey decided to expand his capacity and took up roles of arranger and producer in different projects and programmes. In this concert, he wishes to share his personal journey with the audience.

Time

Performer

Genre

2:30pm – 3:10pm

Clara Lee

Pop

3:40pm – 4:20pm

XTIE

Electropop

4:50pm – 5:30pm

Heartgrey

Beatbox


About “The Hearth”

We believe everything in life can be an inspiration of arts, and everyone can unlock their artistic potential through participation and appreciation. By bringing people together to share a time and a space, performing arts can create bonding and memories that are unique and relevant to those on and off the stage.

“The Hearth” is a regular thematic programme to explore how performing arts can connect people from different communities and create synergy. By integrating music, dance, theatre, films, literature and more, each monthly programme is designed to look into how performing arts can nurture creativity, establish identity and care for wellbeing. These programmes are curated and led by creative and academic professionals across various sectors, presented in a range of performances, workshops, screenings, games, talks and more to encourage participation, evoke thinking and stimulate discussion around topics that concern us.


Biography

Chow Zip
Clara Lee
XTIE
Heartgrey (So Tsz Lun Eric)

Program Host / Actor / Comedian / Script Writer

Program Host exp: Now TV , ATV, Cable TV, DBC

Now working in RTHK as DJ and drama script writer

Music project:

Script - Serrini X INK Remix , Ho Yau X INK Remix

Script + Acting - Beatfriday Year 3,4 Live Show

Comedy Show:

2017《Good Bye Little Chow》

2019《Women from which planet?》

Radio Drama:

2021 《Daisy in the multiverse》feat. Lai Ying@Pomato

2022 《Game of Eden》

Like most of us, Clara had been leading a life of an ordinary 9-6pm office executive in luxury merchandising and had never imagined herself becoming a singer one day. Until 6 years ago she quitted her full-time job and while exploring a more meaningful life for herself, she fortuitously encountered musician Vicky Fung who granted her the opportunity to sing and host an open-mic show at a live house. Her first song release “還未抱過的人” also received 200k views on YouTube. To Clara, life has no agenda, she simply wants to channel love and positivity through her music and voice. She is also currently working with the local music social enterprise “Every Life Is A Song” aiming to provide a new format for young musicians to promote their music and to connect them to the community.

XTIE is a singer, songwriter, and music producer. Aptly describing her music as “cosmic pop”, the Hong Kong producer-singer weaves ear-candy yet sophisticated pop beats with candid stories about the universe. Her production credits include stellar-level acts and TV shows from Hong Kong. She’s garnered support from Billboard ID, MTV Asia, BBC Radio, NOTION, Line Today TW, SCOUT Mag, etc.

He is a world-renowned beatboxer. He got 3 times Chinese Beatbox Champion, top 8 of the world from Emperor of Mic 2011, finalist in Grand Beatbox Battle 2017 and also top 8 of Asia beatbox championship 2018.

Heartgrey also performs in different commercial events and TV shows such as Asia’s Got Talent from AXN, China Got Talent from Dragon Television, Happy Camp from Hunan TV etc.

He has collaborated with different celebrities such as JoLam Wong, GEM, Sherman Chung in their music project as well. Besides, Heartgrey has participated in the movie “The Way We Dance”, which is a famous movie in Hong Kong.