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The Hearth: “the making of ME”

The Hearth “the making of ME”

Creativity Day

Date & Time

3 Sep 2022 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location

Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

General

Since December 2021, “The Hearth” invites the renowned singer-songwriter Vicky Fung to curate a series of performances titled “the making of ME”. The past three concerts have explored the idea of identity and what it means to us at different stages of life. In September, story-teller Chow Zip will return with three distinctly unique singer-songwriters; together they will continue the journey of self-exploration, and embrace the vulnerability that constitutes their essential selves.

“the making of ME”

Musicians make music, but at the same time, some of them may agree that music also defines who they are. Of all the challenges a musician can face, the biggest task is to acknowledge and embrace their own vulnerability. And it is only through this acceptance, they can truly sing from their hearts.

Independent artist Zelos Wong was once afraid of his true self. Going through the pain of losing his partner, Zelos came to understand that even masculinity has its vulnerable side. He decided to face himself unreservedly, and this is the first step to embrace the delicate side of himself.

Singer-songwriter iii is known for her unique and artistic musical style. Behind her tough and composed image, iii once worried about being stereotyped as a particular style of musician. She is determined that her music must not be defined by how other people perceive her.

Ah Dee is a veteran theatre performer who has an extensive experience on the stage. Apart from his acting career, Ah Dee also wishes to connect with the audience with his music as a singer-songwriter. In these three years, the pandemic has inspired him to create a “I comfort myself series” to share his thoughts and feelings.

Time

Performer

Genre

2:30pm – 3:10pm

Zelos Wong

Pop, R&B

3:40pm – 4:20pm

iii

Art Pop

4:50pm – 5:30pm

Edmond Tong (AhDee)

Cantopop


About “The Hearth”

We believe everything in life can be an inspiration of arts, and everyone can unlock their artistic potential through participation and appreciation. By bringing people together to share a time and a space, performing arts can create bonding and memories that are unique and relevant to those on and off the stage.

“The Hearth” is a regular thematic programme to explore how performing arts can connect people from different communities and create synergy. By integrating music, dance, theatre, films, literature and more, each monthly programme is designed to look into how performing arts can nurture creativity, establish identity and care for wellbeing. These programmes are curated and led by creative and academic professionals across various sectors, presented in a range of performances, workshops, screenings, games, talks and more to encourage participation, evoke thinking and stimulate discussion around topics that concern us.


Biography

Chow Zip
Zelos Wong
iii
Edmond Tong (Ah Dee)

Program Host / Actor / Comedian / Script Writer

Program Host exp: Now TV , ATV, Cable TV, DBC

Now working in RTHK as DJ and drama script writer

Music project:

Script - Serrini X INK Remix , Ho Yau X INK Remix

Script + Acting - Beatfriday Year 3,4 Live Show

Comedy Show:

2017《Good Bye Little Chow》

2019《Women from which planet?》

Radio Drama:

2021 《Daisy in the multiverse》feat. Lai Ying@Pomato

2022 《Game of Eden》

Zelos is an openly gay independent artist, born and raised in Hong Kong. As a young boy growing up he struggled with being feminine and flamboyant. He tried very hard to hide it until he went to study in Miami, where he finally explored his sexuality and gender identity. Through music, he finds the strength to be free, sexy and unapologetic. His new song《騷》encourages queers to shine and be seen.

iii, Iris Liu. Her music infuses classical pop along with a touch of contemporary jazz. Ever since creating her first song in high school, she has been actively pursuing her on-stage career. She later graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts majoring in music composition, and has been scoring for advertisements and films, including Hand Rolled Cigarette. In 2020, iii finally debuts her first official music release. Her work 《若有若無》 and 《畫皮》 has gained widely positive feedback from a variety of local music critics and charts. Her first album EYE EYE EYE was released in 2021, with an album release concert held in Nov 2021. Also, her latest released song《雷公》in collaboration with singer Chan Kin On has gained a good response in June 2022.

AhDee, Edmond Tong is a singer-songwriter, and a theatre actor who co-founded Windmill Grass Theatre. He was nominated for the Hong Kong Drama Award Best Actor and Supporting Actor. He received the Best Production Award for his work No News is True News I & II in 2022.

AhDee has a core catalogue consisting of 6 studio albums. In 2021, he started a solo music project, which comprises Softly a Zephyr, Unspoken and Incomplete End, to express his feeling to this city in poetry.