Doublé (2017) from Alex Yiu on Vimeo.

for flute, clarinet in Bb, viola, violoncello, piano and video with stereo sound

Programme Note

In what situations that can an artist truly represent both history and politics? When our social media has become the clash of political messages and ideology, how are we able to speak about politics through arts again? Ranging from Francisco Goya’s depiction of Napoleon’s occupation of 1808 in Spain, to punk rock’s anti-establishment ideologies in the 70s, visual art and music are always served as a manifestation of the artist’s own personal belief.

‘Doublé’ is a piece that comprises an ensemble and a video which based on a footage in relation to Icelandic pianist Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir and a rehearsal footage that was done in Hong Kong. While the video also depicts a series of political events happened in Hong Kong, this is an experiment to seek an unlikely connection from unrelatedness.

Doublé received its premiere at Cycle Music and Art Festival 2017, Kópavogur, Iceland.