Listening Time

Comprising multimedia theatre and a participatory art experience, Listening Time turns a 1,300-seat auditorium into a space of active listening. A metaphor of “all actions sound” was unfolded at the beginning through a series of stage sequences, in sounds and moving lights were generated by a system of sensors activated by choreographed movements. The process then extended to the auditorium, which was left vacant in the subsequent days, except for the installation of 15 sets of music boxes. Participants could write stories on specially designed slips, and compose matching tunes by punching holes with musical scales. These punch cards were then played at the music boxes which, similar to the stage sequences, generated synchronized sounds and a stream of flowing lights.


MaD Forum 2016

Kwai Tsing Theatre


In collaboration with MaD (Make a Difference)


Steve Hui (aka Nerve)

Technical Consultant

Jason Wong

Software Designer

Cheuk Wing-nam

Assistant Programmer

Lok Man-chung Kel

Production Coordinator

Yip Kai-chun


Carmen Li Ka-man
Jody Nip Hiu-ching

Production Manager

Lee Chi-wai

Stage Manager

Tsui Wai-hong (Po)

Deputy Stage Manager

Meilin Ho

Sound Engineers

Lo Chong-yip Michael
Lou Jin-ming

Sound Operator

So Ho-chi, So J

Lighting Designer

Cherrie Yuen


Lam Che

Stage Crew

Chan Kin-hang Kenneth
Chan Kwun-wang
Lam Hiu-yin
Fong Ki-tuen

Listening Team

Yu Wing-kei RiK (Coordinator)
Chan Lok-hei Sky
Cheng Nga-him Crystal
Cheng Wen-hsin Tiffany
Chiu Kwan-yu Angelina
Ho Suet-lam Shirley
Kwan Ka-ying Hilary
Lam Lut-yu Yuuna
Law Cheuk-yu Cherry
Maydelyn Liauw
Or Wing-yee Natalie
Wong Chiu-nok Ceclia

year & locations

2016 Hong Kong, China


Artistic Approach Event