Concert Details
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre 香港藝術中心麥高利小劇場
Vicky Shin
MAFIA跨域藝術 MAFIA Interdisciplinary Arts
Nicole Cheng

Experimental Series is a new platform for young musicians interested in exploring new possibilities in musical forms, musical language, sound, emotional expression and stylistic gestures. Musicians from different genres – modern classical, experimental, jazz, pop and traditional, will be invited to participate in this musical adventure. The concerts will be a presentation of works-in-progress instead of finished pieces. In each concert there will be a post-performance discussion between the participating musicians and the audience.

Programme Details 
Date & Time: 10/7/ 2017 (Mon), 8:00pm-10:00pm
Venue: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre 

Curator: Kung Chi Shing 

$60/ $50* (*Full-time Students/ Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above/ People with Disabilities)
Ticket available now at Urbtix

Co-presented by: 
Hong Kong Arts Center  
Kung Music Workshop 

Major Funder:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust  

冼宏基 Vicky Shin


Highly praised for his remarkable rhythm by La Presse Montreal, conductor/percussionist Vicky Shin had worked with ensembles throughout Asia, North America and Europe.

Graduated from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, his primary teachers included Aiyun Huang and Fabrice Marandola. He also studied timpani with Andrei Malashenko, David Kent and James Boznos.
As an advocate of world music, Shin studied the Tabla with Shawn Matavetsky and attended workshops given by Pandit Sharda Sahai, he had also been studying the Kanjira and Mridangam with Ganesh Kumar in recent years.

Nicole Cheng

Nicole Cheng is a Hong Kong young musician who studied percussion under Ho Yee-on and Deborah Waugh. Participated in a wide range of music performances including traditional percussion, Indonesian music Gamelan, contemporary music and electronic music, Nicole is also a dancer who blends dance elements and feelings in music. Nicole is committed to music education so as to cultivate a new generation by providing a healthy environment for students to enjoy music learning.



MAFIA Interdisciplinary Arts is a performing art group that started up with music professionals and then extended the hand of collaboration to a variety of artists from different disciplines. We devote ourselves to music-based, cross-discipline, improvised performances.

Our first project was Making Sound in 2010, followed by Making Sound 2011; our approach of “music versus poetry, painting and dance” and the lecture entitled The Scene of Improvisation was highly acclaimed, and was featured in the English language daily newspaper Taipei Times under the title Friendly Fire. Up until today, the number of artists we have collaborated with is more than 40, including musicians, dancers, actors and painters from Taiwan, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Other experimental projects for music and poetry include The Weird Gig in 2013 (Tainan) as well as Sound and Poem and Song of Longing during the season 2014-2015. Meanwhile, MAFIA Interdisciplinary Arts has been dedicating to organize the Arts Lecture & Workshop-in-School Scheme. 44 lectures, which related to music, dance, and interdisciplinary art, have been completed so far.

Our latest plan, Dimensions of Sound (2016-2017), is the performance project focused on the combination of sound and painting art. It was selected to be one of the performances in Tua-Tiu-Tiann international Festival of Arts.