“The power exhibited was intense when KJ Wong’s fingers touched the keys.” Arts and Cultural Commentator
“What we can feel with the musicality of KJ Wong’s entirety is the vicissitude and sentiments of life.” Liu Hui-jun, Writer
The performance of First Lessons in Heart Sutra held at Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, at 8:15pm today will take place as scheduled. See you!
Form is Emptiness
Emptiness is Form
KJ Wong in piano spiritual-solo
Mindful interaction with music and image
“Open your heart to music’s infinitude” ~ KJ Wong
The famous line Form is Emptiness; Emptiness is Form comes from the Heart Sutra. The full Sanskrit title Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya conveys the meaning of “transcending life cycles of birth and death, and attaining the liberating wisdom of non-arising and non-ceasing”. Only 260 words in total, this ancient treasured text encapsulates the deepest wisdom of Mahayana Buddhism and is the most translated and most frequently recited text.
From his first encounter with First Lessons in Bach to adept performances of Bach’s music, KJ Wong plays as if engaging in the traditional hand-copying of the Heart Sutra, highly absorbed in mindfulness through the doors of eyes, ears, hands and mind, practising skills as well as transcending them on each key, at each step. With emotions guided by the interaction between music and image, the celebrated piece that is well-practised by every piano learner will take us into the realm where Emptiness meets Sound.
Music Director︰Yu Yat-yiu @PMPS
Visual and Creative Director：Mathias Woo
Performer: David Yeung
“Heart Sutra” Calligraphy by Ba Da Shan Ran
Lighting Designer: Zoe Cheung
Sound Designer: Candong Ha
Creative Coordinators: Cedric Chan, Charmaine Cheng
Video Designer: Mathias Woo
Video Production & editing: Wing Chan
Production & Stage Manager: Chow Chun-yin
Deputy Stage Manager: Zeta Chan
Video Operator: Johnny Sze
Assistant Stage Manager: Chan On-ki
Stage Crews: Ray Chan, Chim Man-lung, Keung Cheuk-chung, Tse Man-kue
Modeling and Graphics: Lai Tat Wing, Rachel Chak
Photographer: Johnny Au
Promotional Video: Wild Lin
Graphic Design Assistant: Coco Cheung
Translation: Vicky Leong, Moyung Yuk Lin
Dr .Tsui Chung-hui
6 Senses Lifestyle
Maison ANT Nouveau
Tung Lin Kok Yuen
・Performed in Cantonese
・Running time approximately 70 minutes with no intermission
・No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance.
・Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements.