In early 2020 much of Mainland China was placed under lock-down to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Since May the country has intermittently relaxed or re-imposed restrictions in various areas where infections have been dealt with or have re-emerged respectively. For performers this has curtailed many events and gatherings. Addressing sound artists and experimental musicians in particular, the artists who prefer in-person events, my research will investigate the effect of the COVID restrictions on their practices, and how sound can work within this environment.
My thanks go to all the artists who have so generously given me their time during my research. Special thanks to my PhD supervisors Dr. Mak Hoi-shan, Dr. Cédric Maridet, and Professor Leung Mee-ping, all at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University for their invaluable knowable and guidance.
This website is a work in progress. My PhD thesis is due to be submitted in early 2022, at which point this website will be in its final form.