Toolbox Percussion

Overview

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  • Mission

    Our Mission

    Toolbox Percussion is devoted to the promotion and production of contemporary percussive arts in Hong Kong. Toolbox Percussion’s vision is trifold: to create cutting-edge and innovative programmes that challenge local artists; to tour and collaborate with musicians in the Asia-Pacific Region to enhance cultural exchange; and to develop outreach and professional educational activities.

    Vision

    Curate cutting-edge 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.

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    Education programme to the public & professionals

    Toolbox Artspace, our brick-and-mortar art space, will also serve as administrative headquarter and creative building and rehearsal space. Public could learn more about the variety of percussive arts through hands-on workshop or group activities. We curate a series of smaller-scale programmes 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

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About

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Toolbox Percussion has been driving percussive arts programming in Hong Kong since 2012, curating ambitious music projects in innovative ways. Toolbox Percussion, as creative incubator, works to make new music happen by commissioning, collaborating, professional training, performing, recording and touring contemporary performances. ​Believing in the beautiful concerted efforts of every young talent we involve. Toolbox continues to empower audience to discover versatility in daily soundscapes by anchoring our work closely to the here and now of Hong Kong.

Over the past seasons, Toolbox Percussion toured to Asia Culture Center at Gwangju in South Korea and made its US debut at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Co-hosted with Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, works of Toolbox Percussion are showcased in an exhibition titled “A Double Listen” for the first time in the United States. Title sponsored by HART and H Queen’s, this sound-based exhibition will conduct its scalable rerun at H Queen’s in June 2021. Supported by Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, the education initiatives Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA) in joint effort with the University of Oklahoma has successfully launched in January 2019, 2020 and 2021, providing professional apprenticeship opportunities through specifically focused areas of studies and learning occasions with industry professionals.

Toolbox Percussion is currently three-year grantee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

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