For Immediate Release
Taiwanese Inter-Disciplinary Theatre/Popular Music Artiste Chiu Pi debuts his second album with culture and entertainment academic Richard Chua reading it. #chiupitheatrex
14 April 2014, Hong Kong – Taiwan inter-disciplinary theatre/popular music artiste Chiu Pi will debut his second songs album at Fringe Club, Hong Kong on 17 April 2014, 8pm, followed by a reading into his works by culture and entertainment academic Richard Chua. This is Qiu Pi’s first debut as a multi-discplinary popular music artiste in Hong Kong, outside of his native city Taipei; to provide a better context into the reading of Qiu Pi’s works, Richard Chua will attempt to inform audience of the new trend of music and theatre expanding their reach via social media networks before the actual experience in the physical theatre.
With his first concert in Hong Kong, Qiu Pi came acclaimed with the successful launch of his first album entitled “We, want to be in love”. With the second CD release in the making, making it available to public on Thursday (17 April 2014), 8pm, at the established arts space Fringe Club, Hong Kong, under the auspices of the arts festival organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) entitled Moving Sounds, Leisure Motions. A total of 18 songs will be presented.
Aged 22, Qiu Pi is not only a musician, but also a photographer and designer. He is immensely interested in dance, as well as theatre. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he possesses his own unique aesthetics. Most notably, his minimalist popular music has caught the critics attention in Taipei. Alongside the original compositions, as well as visual designs, the beauty of his humming voice has allowed audiences to engage in spiritual peace while being entertained.
Complementing his performance entitled “The Scared Lotus: Straightened” – an artistic exploration on the purity of heart and mind — Malaysia-based, Singaporean culture and entertainment aademic Richard Chua (KDU University College) will attempt to lead the audiences into Chiu Pi’s musical world through Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities; where imaginations usually reserved for nationalism is being applied to the rising phenomenon of young people imagining their own communities through social media. He will attempt to articulate an alternative space of theatre experience, albeit outside the usual theatrical space, on social media platforms.
This is an artistic collaboration between a culture and entertainment academic with a inter-discipinary popular music and theatre artist — where a theory is being crafted based on the music of a new arts practitioner, which has effectively marry popular music, entertainment and arts into one unifying, cohesive whole.
Chiu Pi: http://www.chiu-pi.portfoliobox.cn
Richard Chua’s Talk: https://www.theatrex.asia/sharing-emotions-through-social-media-experimental-artist-chiu-pis-building-of-a-social-media-community-for-his-theatre
Richard Chua: http://www.richardchua.info
Links to Visuals:Performance/Artiste Visual/Talk