Ever Inventive Artist and Composer Samson Young
Following the latest artistic adventure of experimental artist Samson Young
Samson Young’s career is on something of a meteoric rise. He’s won a series of awards and has just represented Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale – one of the most important international art fairs in Europe. He is an artist and composer with a fascination for sound and experimentation. During his career he’s worked with a long range acoustic device, a sound cannon usually used to disperse crowds and wildlife; he’s created an orchestra of smartphones and laptops. He is witty and wonderfully unpredictable.
For this edition of In the Studio we are following his latest project, a work that begins with a 17th century mythical story of a group of Chinese migrants who are said to have traveled all the way from China to the UK, on foot! Andrea Kennedy follows Samson through the months of preparations of this piece, from the first spark of an idea through to a journey to the remotest parts of China, to a final performance in front of a live audience at the Manchester International Festival.