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The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival; Guitarist John Williams and Multi-Instrumentalist Richard Harvey in Hong Kong; Y-Space Modern Dance Group (04 Oct 2005)


The Hong Kong Asian Film Film Festival, organised by Ying E Chi and Broadway Cinematheque, wants to bring the best of Asian talent to the public. It begins by juxtaposing the work of a newcomer with that of an experienced master. A film by Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-Hsien opened the screenings this year. We speak to the organisers, this year's featured newcomer Matthew Tang, and other directors participating in the festival. John Williams is renowned for playing the guitar, but that hasn't stopped him from being a musical chameleon. He's played mostly Spanish guitar pieces with virtuoso Julian Bream, joined forces with pop and jazz musicians in the 1980s group Sky, and collaborated with Chilean folk band Inti-Illimani and flamenco guitarist Paco Pena. Last Wednesday, he was performing in Hong Kong with multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey. Richard, a prolific composer for feature films and television dramas, plays more than 700 instruments. And, in the studio, we have Y-Space modern dance group performing an excerpt from "None of Your Business", an examination of contemporary city life. They first created this piece a decade ago, and are restaging it as part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
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