Max Reinhardt with Samson Young’s Mixtape
Internationally acclaimed artist and composer Samson Young compiles a mixtape of sound pieces collected from fellow recordists and creatives in Hong Kong.
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist and composer Samson Young delivers the latest Late Junction mixtape, in which compilers are given thirty minutes of airtime to guide listeners on a sonic journey. Tonight we are taken to the place of his birth, Hong Kong, and to the very edge of the human voice, through sound pieces collected from local field recordists and sound artists.
Having studied music, composition and philosophy in Australia and the USA, Samson Young works primarily in the medium of audio, including sound art and radio plays. Last year he represented Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale, and produced a live radiophonic performance for Manchester International Festival, in collaboration with the BBC. The magazine Art Review says, ‘Samson Young exists in a moment when concept and reality touch’.
Elsewhere on the programme tonight, enjoy a visit to the Neolithic sites of the Maltese islands via the music of percussionist Renzo Spiteri.
Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.
Image credit: Samson Young, Landschaft (Rouen Cathedral (side garden) (slightly different position): Aug 22, 3:15pm-4:15pm, 2015. Ink, pencil, watercolour on paper. © Samson Young. Image courtesy the artist.