MO Sound-Bites Presents Be Svendsen

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The first ‘MO SOUND-BITES’ electronic music event of the year on 23 March is set to the biggest and most dramatic yet, featuring avant-garde artist Be Svendsen’s unique, mesmerizing visual performance that defies trends, breathing a fresh new life into sounds that hint at ancient nomadic stories, the familiar and obscure.

“The music should ultimately connect you to a bigger picture.  The goal is to express and convey a feeling, and to behold the moment – the essence of oscillating between a simile and a tear,” says the genre-bending Danish musician whose unconventional, pure sound delivers a fusion of the playful and the ironic, with syncopated beats, rendered vocals, world-music, a-typical sampling and live instrumentals, synthesized by the meditative qualities of repetition.

The artist’s first swept onto the global electronica music scene in 2011 with an extraordinary solo performance that led to live festival performances at Portugal’s BOOM, Fusion, Burning Man, AfrikaBurn Symbiosis, and tours through Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Africa.

His innovative ‘Tarantino Techno’ sound – a world away from conventional electronic music - is an eclectic blend that skirts the digital for the low-fi with the musician at the forefront mobilizing Tribal-tech, field-teased vibes, woozy Arabic melodies via a rusty spaghetti-western soundtrack that evokes the deserts and planes of the classic American west. It’s playful, yet profound, euphoric and somber and an experience to remember.

 

“The music should ultimately connect you to a bigger picture,” explains the desert-circus-shaman-cowboy artist.  It is, he adds, “in some way a celebration of chiaroscuro – the light and dark – of existence.” 

MO SOUND-BITES presents Be Svendsen on 23 March 2018.  Doors open at 9pm. Tickets on sale now at Ticketflap at HK$300 per person.  Tickets at the door at HK$350 per person.  VIP Tables for four are available on limited basis at HK$2,000 per table, table is including 4 access tickets. Listen at www.mosoundbites.com. For enquiries please contact MO Bar at +852 2132 0077 or lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com

About Us and Our Partners

Jason Swamy

Jason has over 18 years of entrepreneurial experience in the electronic music space, during which he has worn many hats: DJ, promoter, talent buyer, booker, booking agent, club owner, curator, festival producer and creative director. Founder of marketing agency, Do What You Love, he has influenced the electronic music world in both America and Asia. Jason is best known for his role as co-founder and creative director of Further Future, a technology lifestyle driven festival, and Wonderfruit, Asia’s first family-friendly sustainable lifestyle festival, and was responsible for bringing Ultra Music Festival to Macau/Hong Kong and Manila.

Visual System

Visual System (VS) is a collective of artists from various disciplines (image, sound, plastic arts, programming, design, architecture), created in 2007. Positioned at the frontiers of art and design, they draw their creative inspirations from cinema and architecture. Their world-renowned sound and light projects are guided by a vision of the media in the city of tomorrow. By playing with new technologies, VS uses light and sound as a spatial and spectral tool.

KEF (still sponsoring or not?)

KEF was founded in 1961 by ex-BBC electrical engineers, Raymond Cooke OBE (1925 - 1995). Keen to experiment with new materials and technologies, he created sound equipment with superior acoustic quality able to reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance. From the very beginning, the pioneering inventiveness of KEF was undeniable, and audiophiles around the world continue to revere the company for its innovative, high-performance loudspeakers.

Don Julio 1942®Tequila (still sponsoring or not?)

Celebrated in exclusive cocktail bars, restaurants and nightclubs, the iconic Don Julio 1942®Tequila is the choice of connoisseurs around the globe. Produced in small batches and aged for a minimum of two and a half years, Don Julio 1942® Tequila is handcrafted in tribute to the year that Don Julio González began his tequila-making journey.

Dom Pérignon

Dom Pérignon’s commitment to vintages is absolute. Each bottle of Dom Pérignon is a true act of creation, made from only the best grapes. The champagne’s intensity is based on precision, so inviting, so mysterious. Each Vintage has three Plénitudes, and embodies a complete faith in the Power of Creation that Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy, has never failed to renew. Coupled with a bold sense of playfulness, Dom Pérignon inspires the greatest creators in the world.

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About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel opening planned in Doha.  Mandarin Oriental is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

 

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