[Event postponed due to Covid-19.]
Avant-garde multi-instrumentalist Glen Lloyd, a.k.a. JUNK!, works with HKUST’s music technology students on performing with virtual reality equipment. Students get to inhabit VR spaces, observed by the audience from the outside, in which they build and play virtual instruments. The event is open to the public. You can hear and see Glen’s own performance at the Cosmopolis Festival event Synesthesia: An Electroacoustic Music and Multimedia Concert.
JUNK! is the alter-ego of Hong Kong-based, avant-garde multi-instrumentalist Glen Lloyd, who uses technology to push the boundaries of live performance. Glen has been experimenting with music technology since high school, using loopers, video game controllers, and other unconventional hardware to build live shows. When consumer virtual reality equipment became available, he took on the challenge of creating live music from inside a virtual space that could be simultaneously enjoyed by an audience. Glen has performed extensively as JUNK! in his native Australia, Japan, Vietnam, China, and Korea. Alongside his work as a musician, Glen runs a voiceover and music production business in Hong Kong.