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THE CULTCH’S RE/PLAY: DIGITAL PLAYGROUND AND THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE PRESENT
The Cultch’s RE/PLAY: Digital Playground and Theatre Passe Muraille Present
THE YEAR OF THE CELLO
by Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie
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A Theatre Passe Muraille and Music Picnic Co-Production
“The Cello, relentless, eternal, infinite in its beauty. I want to drown in its sound”
Adapted from the world premiere stage production, this audio work has been created with binaural sound to give a surround listening experience of the play. Wen and her friend Li-An are forever changed by their encounter with the Cellist, whose music unlocks all that was left unspoken. Co-created by Marjorie Chan and Njo Kong Kie, The Year of the Cello is told poetically, alongside cello music culminating in a lament for loves lost, and a Hong Kong that once was.
We recommend listening with high-quality headphones, in a quiet place, or maybe even by the water.
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Prelude, Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor — Composed by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello, 1717 – 1723
Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 in G major — Composed by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello, 1717 – 1723
Sarabande, Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor — Composed by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello, 1717 – 1723
Rain — Composed by Njo Kong Kie for solo cello, 2015 – 2022
The Year of the Cello — Composed by Njo Kong Kie for solo cello, 2015 – 2022
Njo Kong Kie
Writer & Director
Composer, Sound Designer & Musical Director
Njo Kong Kie
Indrit Kasapi & Karthy Chin
Vivian Chong & Jess Watkin
Rong Fu | Wen
Bryan Holt | The Cellist
RAVE REVIEWS for THE YEAR OF THE CELLO by Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie
Production photography by Dahlia Katz
Photo of Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie by Knowgood Studio
Image Collages by Emily Jung
Original Production Design by Echo Zhou
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