This essay takes the form of a patchwork of conversations with Hong Kong-based organizers and improvisers Dennis 'Sin:Ned' Wong and Steve ‘Nerve’ Hui to address the differences in conditions and implications of livestreaming for improvising musicians/’noisicians’ in the Hong Kong experimental music scene. Questions that formed the basis for discussion in these conversations include: How does online gigging in the era of the Covid pandemic extend pre-existing activities of the Hong Kong improvised music communities? What are the social, aesthetic, and operational impact of the digital 'platforming' on their musical activities? What is the potential for these online tools to generate deep-rooted and longer-lasting connections either between musicians, and/or musicians and audiences/other scene actors?
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Critical Studies in Improvisation|
|Early online date||21 Apr 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 12 May 2021|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)