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24 Jul - 06 Aug

Freespace Noise Fest

By Lily Valette 5 July 2024

Event Information

START DATE 24 Jul 2024
END DATE 06 Aug 2024
Freespace, 18 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District

Header image courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

West Kowloon Cultural District’s upcoming Freespace Noise Fest is unlike most music festivals, offering visitors the opportunity to engage with an exploration of sound and sonic experimentations through performances, workshops, and talks. Organised in celebration of Freespace’s fifth anniversary, the festival will run from 24 July until 6 August.

Spanning two weeks, over 30 international artists will perform and cover various genres, from improvised music to harsh noise, ambient sound, and even live coding. To get a better idea of what to expect, here are a few of the artists in the lineup: Yuko Araki is a multi-instrumentalist who creates abstract and dissonant sounds of the industrial genre; Ken Ueno works with breath sounds such as throat or circular singing; and Vica Pacheco creates melodies using ceramic instruments.

Most excitingly, Freespace Noise Fest will come to a close on Tuesday, 6 August, with a double performance featuring Japanese composer Otomo Yoshihide improvising on his turntable guitar, and Indonesian band Senyawa, an experimental music iconic duo.

Free workshops include a session on the fusion of spontaneous sound creation with physical movement in performances by Vica Pacheco, and a sharing session on the intricacies of noise music led by Dr François Mouillot of the the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Tickets are available for purchase. You can choose a single-day ticket if you have a specific performance in mind, or a two-week pass for multiple entries. Specific tickets to attend just the closing concert are also on sale. Get your tickets here.

Lily Valette


Born and raised in the French countryside, Lily arrived in Hong Kong looking for an adventure. Passionate about books, she spent some time in Parisian publishing houses and is the author of an illustrated book about hair. Life in Hong Kong for her entails looking for seaside places to eat and a lot of hiking.