The Works

The Works

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:Personalities FeatureArts & CultureStatus:On going Description: RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.

The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .

Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also in – most weeks – a live studio performance.

The Works is aired on TVB Pearl every Tuesday at HKT 1900 -1930 and on RTHK 31 & 31A every Wednesday at 00:00-00:30 and a repeat at 17:30-18:00.

Archive available later after broadcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.



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Singer Arianna Savall, artist Yang Jiechang & recorder Piers Adams 00:21:57 2017-03-22
Swiss-born Spanish singer, harpist, and composer, Arianna Savall’s parents, viol player, composer and conductor, Jordi Savall, and the late singer Montserrat Figueras, have long specialised in Early Music, particularly from Catalonia and the Middle East. Arianna has taken up the same legacy. She's here at this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Guangzhou-born Yang Jiechang mixes traditional practices with Western concepts to critique contemporary society. His own personal history reflects his own country’s late 20th-century upheavals: as a teenager he was a member of the Red Guards before rebelling and deciding to be an artist. He studied Chinese ink painting and calligraphy in the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, where his graduation project “Massacre” on the devastation of the Cultural Revolution was censored. He began to study Taoism, leaving behind, the red of patriotism and communism for, “a black and grey world.”

Well, this may be the first time we’ve had anyone trained as an astrophysicist on The Works, but Piers Adams is here because he discovered a calling to be a recorder player at the age of 21. A chance encounter with a group of Hungarian gypsy musicians at a music festival in Belgium gave him the inspiration to develop greater freedom, emotion and virtuosity in his style of playing. He’s here with Ben now.