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The Anatomy of a String Quartet — Samson Young Five S, Wireless Camera, String Quartet, Brain Waves, Electronic Music, Anatomy, Relationship, This Or That Questions, Relationships

The Anatomy of a String Quartet — Samson Young

2014 Composition for amplified string quartet, laptop, sensor instruments (eye tracking glasses, brainwave sensor, motion sensor), wireless camera, and video; in five movements, 63 mins ” The Anatomy of a String Quartet is a study of the potentials of media as tools for augmenting, extending and reconfiguring the musician’s body. It also questions how the process of mediation, and the perception of such processes, could alter the definition of ‘liveness’ in electronic music. The…

Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth) — Samson Young British Schools, Vinyl Cover, Band Aid, Silk Screen Printing, Palazzo, Vinyl Records, Charity, How To Find Out, Neon

Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth) — Samson Young

2017 Silk-screen print on vinyl cover, felt tip pen on vinyl records, 3D-printed nylon, vitrine of found objects, movable curtain system, neon, video, animation and 10-channel sound installation Featuring Michael Schiefel ”A while ago I came across a story about a group of unemployed musicians from Cape Town who called themselves the Plaster Cast. They had released a charity single in response to Band Aid’s iconic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’. Titled ‘Yes We Do’, Plaster Cast’s single…

Samson Young Classical Period, The Sonic, String Quartet, Musicals, Acting, This Or That Questions, Concert, Recital, Concerts

Muted Situation #1: Muted String Quartet — Samson Young

2014 Instruction score, single channel video with sound, 17 min 10 sec Performed by the Romer Quartet ”Muted Situations are proposals for sonic situations to be heard anew, achieved through a re-prioritisation of different sound layers. Certain layers – in most cases the sonic foreground of such situations – are consciously muted or suppressed, and as a result the less-commonly-noticed layers are revealed. Instructions on how to stage these situations range from specific directives, to…

Sound Drawings — Samson Young Drawings, Sketch, Portrait, Drawing, Resim, Paintings, Doodle

Sound Drawing — Samson Young

Sound Drawings — Samson Young

Utopia Trilogy Houses of Tomorrow — Samson Young House Of Tomorrow, Buddhist Shrine, Chicago Museums, Consumerism, Model Homes, Lava Lamp, Two By Two, Houses, Homes

Utopia Trilogy #3: Houses of Tomorrow — Samson Young

2019 2 channels-video with 8-channel sound, 22 min 23 sec; acrylic on CNC-milled sculptor’s foam, motor, steel, ink and watercolor on paper, 3d-printed artist frame Excerpted from Orianna Cacchione, “Silver Moon Or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me”: ”The Utopia Trilogy’s third video, Houses of Tomorrow , is set in two model homes constructed at the 1933 Chicago world’s fair to advertise the modern American dream, centered on the home ‘as the primary engine for consumerism.’ The…

Muted Situation Muted Tchaikovsky’s — Samson Young Sound Installation, The Sonic

Muted Situation #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th — Samson Young

2018 12-channel sound installation with 12 powder-coated speakers; video (with sound, 45 min) Performed by the Flora Sinfonie Orchester, conducted by Thomas Jung; commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with the support of the Hong Kong Visual Art Center (vA) and Art Promotion Office (APO) Excerpted from Alexander Rehding, Undisciplined thoughts on Samson Young’s art : ” Muted Situation #22: Muted Tchaikovsky’s 5th plunges us into a situation in which concert-goers have found themselves…

For Whom the Bell Tolls — Samson Young

For Whom the Bell Tolls — Samson Young

2015 ”The auditory coverage of bells defines territories, separating one community from another along cultural, religious, or ideological fault lines. Bells also connect individuals. When great care is taken in the tuning of bells, the purity of tone and fullness of volume become sources of collective pride. The abduction of bells on the other hand – often involving violent conflicts – aroused fierce animosities, and individual’s sense of belonging is greatly disturbed by such events…

The World Falls Apart Into Facts — Samson Young Kenny G, Human Voice, Video Installation, Golden Star, Video Channel, Chinese Culture, Falling Apart, Pop Music, Facts

The World Falls Apart Into Facts — Samson Young

2019 2 channels-video with 2-channel sound, 3d printed PLA, repurposed found objects (opium pipe, tourist instrument, original print edition of John Barrow’s Travels in China); video duration 6:17 and 25:34 Partly excerpted from Orianna Cacchione, “Silver Moon Or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me”: ”Adopting artist Paul Carter’s understanding of echoic mimicry for cases of cross-cultural encounter, the artist examines the concept with a case study of the genealogy of the ubiquitous…

When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul — Samson Young Graham Greene, Fictional World, Private Investigator, Confessions, Film, Couple Photos, Movie, Couple Shots, Movies

When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul — Samson Young

2016 Multimedia walk with site-specific films, music playlists, photographs, and live performance Featuring Michael Schiefel Excerpted from Frieze Projects’ website: ” When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul is a multimedia walk. The narrative of the walk is presented through site-specific films, music playlists, photographs and a collection of research materials. Based loosely on Graham Greene’s Ministry of Fear , the fictional world…

We Are the World, as performed by the HK Federation of Trade Unions Choir (Muted Situation — Samson Young Sound Installation, Venice Biennale, Very Grateful, Pop Songs, We Are The World, Choir, Hong Kong, Singing, Greek Chorus

We Are the World, as performed by the HK Federation of Trade Unions Choir (Muted Situation #21) — Samson Young

2017 Video, 5 minutes 26 seconds, and 8-channel sound installation Performed by the Kwan Sing Choir ”The Kwan Sing Choir is a recreational ensemble under the ‘Workers' Club’ at the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU). HKFTU is a pro-labour and pro-Beijing group founded in 1948 in Hong Kong. It is the largest labour group in Hong Kong with over 390,000 members in 189 affiliates and 62 associated trade unions. It currently commands five seats in the Legislative Council of Hong…

Samson Young Golden Star, Present Day, Video Editing, The Conjuring, Documentaries, Model, Sleight Of Hand

Utopia Trilogy #2: Da Da Company — Samson Young

2019 4K video with stereo sound, 11 min 56 sec, repurposed commercial display (plywood), interactive light system Excerpted from Orianna Cacchione, “Silver Moon Or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me”: ” Da Da Company (2019) juxtaposes utopian notions from both sides of the Pacific, placing Won Alexander Cumyow — an acolyte of Kang Youwei born in 1861 in British Columbia, present-day Canada — in a consumerist disaster scenario set to a soundtrack that reconfigures the beloved Rodgers…

So You Are Old By the Time You Reach the Island — Samson Young Personal Narratives, Convention Centre, Victoria, Island, People, Block Island, People Illustration, Islands, Folk

So You Are Old By the Time You Reach the Island — Samson Young

2016 Multimedia walk with site-specific films, radio broadcasts, and live performance Featuring Michael Schiefel Excerpted from BMW Art Journey’s website: ” So You Are Old by the Time You Reach the Island is a time- and site-specific journey that weaves together institutional histories of place with fictions and personal narratives. Reference point for this journey is the lost golden bell that once adorned the Rodney Block of the (now demolished) Victoria Barracks in Admiralty. This…

Samson Young Between The Lions, Dance Stage, Lion Dance, Dancer

Muted Situation #2: Muted Lion Dance — Samson Young

2014 Instructions for a performance, single channel video with sound, 7 min 21 sec ”Muted Situations are proposals for sonic situations to be heard anew, achieved through a re-prioritisation of different sound layers. Certain layers – in most cases the sonic foreground of such situations – are consciously muted or suppressed, and as a result the less-commonly-noticed layers are revealed. Instructions on how to stage these situations range from specific directives, to more open…

Liquid Borders 暴力邊界 - Graphical Notation, Sound Composition, Annotated Cartography Hong Kong and Mainland China are physically separated a great wa. Cartography

Liquid Borders — Samson Young

2012 - 14 Graphical notation, sound compositions, annotated cartography ”Hong Kong and Mainland China are physically separated a great wall of wired fencing and bodies of water. South to the border are restricted zones known as the Frontier Closed Area. Entry into the Frontier Closed Area without an official permit is strictly forbidden. In October 2005, the then chief executive Donald Tsang announced a proposal to drastically reduce the Frontier Closed Area. In February 2012, 740…

One of Two Stories, Or Both (Field Bagatelles) — Samson Young Foley Artist, Ocean Drum, Acoustic Baffles, Wind Machine, Portable Record Player, Sound Installation, Bass Clarinet, Chinese Contemporary Art, Victorian Lamps

One of Two Stories, Or Both (Field Bagatelles) — Samson Young

2017 Installation: Video on designated TV unit, 40 mins 16 seconds, 8-channel sound installation, photographic c-print on paper, digital collage c-print on paper, carpet, movable curtain system, 3 custom stools, 1 vintage leather armchair, acoustic baffle with window, music score stand, music scores, wind machine, leather saddle, custom foley table, cereal box, duct taped cereal box, audio cable, plastic flower bouquet, compressed air, mini xylophone, tam tam mallet, Victorian lamp…

Samson Young, Muted Situation Muted Chorus 2016 Instruction score, single channel video with sound, 9 min 7 sec Music Score, Musicals, Singer, This Or That Questions, Channel, Art, Kunst, Musical Theatre, Art Education

Muted Situation #5: Muted Chorus — Samson Young

2016 Instruction score, single channel video with sound, 9 min 7 sec Performed by Hong Kong Voices ”Muted Situations are proposals for sonic situations to be heard anew, achieved through a re-prioritisation of different sound layers. Certain layers – in most cases the sonic foreground of such situations – are consciously muted or suppressed, and as a result the less-commonly-noticed layers are revealed. Instructions on how to stage these situations range from specific directives, to…

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