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Goodnight, Tin Hau

Stanović, Adam (2021) Goodnight, Tin Hau. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Stanović, Adam

Between 2016 and ’20, I had the privilege of working in Hong Kong, as an examiner for one of the various universities. During my visits, which always lasted around a week, I stayed in the Causeway Bay area of the city where, jet-lagged and unable to sleep, I would spend hours wandering the balmy, midnight streets. Disorientated and exhausted, I witnessed something unforgettable — the moment when the Hong Kong day collapses into night. Although the humidity lingers well into the early hours, this moment produces something of a pause… a breath… a gathering of forces… This moment was never silent, however. The city crackled, as if an electrical charge arced through the sweaty streets.

Goodnight, Tin Hau uses recordings from my visits, along with an arch-form, in an attempt to re-live that moment. As I composed, however, I became increasingly aware of the changing political situation in Hong Kong, and I now reflect on those four years as part of a much more serious pause… a collapse… a gathering of forces…


Goodnight, Tin Hau was realized in 2021 at the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSSUniversity of Sheffield Sound Studios) (UK) and premiered on October 21, 2021, during the concert Resonant Pasts, Sonic Futures at Theatr Bryn Terfel in Bangor (Wales, UK). The piece was commissioned by Ina-GRMGroupe de recherches musicales – Institut national de l’audiovisuel. Goodnight, Tin Hau was a finalist in the Musica Nova 2021 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music (Prague, Czech Republic).

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2021
Locations / Venues:
From Date
To Date
GRM concert
28 May 2022
Songs of Mercy, London College of Communication
15 March 2022
Electroacoustic Wales, Stanović Concert Portrait
21 October 2021
Sound Junction, Sheffield
25 November 2021
Measurements or Duration of item: 20 minutes 54 seconds
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 12:08
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 13:58
Item ID: 19224
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/19224

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