TOOLBOX PERCUSSION is devoted to the promotion and production of contemporary percussive arts in Hong Kong. Toolbox Percussion’s vision is trifold: (1) to create cutting-edge and innovative programmes that challenge local artists; (2) to tour and collaborate with musicians in the Asia-Pacific Region to enhance cultural exchange; and (3) development of outreach and professional educational activities.
CURATE CUTTING-EDGE PERCUSSIVE ARTS PROGRAMME
The ubiquitous nature of percussive sounds and music has us believe: Percussion should not be only limited within the concert hall. We see the challenge of separations between different genres and ethics sounds. We hope to bridge classical works with new commission works by merging the highest artistry standard and original ideas while continuing to expand and contribute to the new 21st Century masterworks of the global percussion repertoire.
TOUR & COLLABORATION WITH NEIGHBOURING CITIES
Globalisation of the arts and concerns brought about the identity of Hong Kong Cultural Identity, Toolbox Percussion is devoted to build a team of musicians who could represent Hong Kong on the world stage with percussive arts, so as to serve as the Cultural Ambassador of the city of Hong Kong by exporting quality programme to the region.
EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO THE PUBLIC & PROFESSIONALS
Toolbox Lab, our planned brick-and-mortar art space, will also serve as headquarter and primary storage and rehearsal space. Public could learn more about the variety of percussive arts through hands-on workshop or group activities. We plan to curate a series of clinics and masterclasses for professional development by inviting percussionists who are themselves artists from international touring orchestra or ensemble, enabling sharing and learning between world-class veterans and local musicians.
1) Curate cutting-edge cross-platform percussive arts production
2) Enhance creativity and contribution to percussion repertoire by various activities
3) Maintain and encourage professional artistic development
4) Pioneer cultural exchange by forming a community with local and regional artists and musicians