Steve Hui (aka Nerve)

Steve Hui (aka Nerve) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong, whose practice mines the boundaries between contemporary music, sound art, multimedia theatre and underground subcultures. He studied composition and electronic music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

His work has been presented at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Microwave International Media Art Festival and New Vision Arts Festival. He has received numerous commissions including the City University of Hong Kong, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Contemporary Dance Company, among others. Hui's recent works including: 1984 Cinematic Opera, live soundtrack of 1950s film Family, Spring, Autumn with Kung Chi-shing, The Four Infinities for the opening of the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Collaborating artists in the installation performance Zoo as Metaphor, digital opera The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci, Wittgenstein, and Rotten Big Ass.

He is the founder and Artistic Director of DECADE Ensemble, the first music ensemble in Hong Kong to specialize in experimental music. As a performer and DJ, he also participated in CTM Vorspiel, Kill the Silence, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival (LUFF) and Outlook Festival Hong Kong, and is active in the underground music scene.

“Keep putting extreme things together and producing new definition and boundary.”