Lost and Sound - Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage
Hong Kong has preserved a wide variety of periodic traditional events, including festivals, birthdays of deities, ancestral worship and the Jiao Festival. These events not only embrace our rich and long history, but are also a testimony to the folk wisdom of traditional craftsmanship and the vibrancy of folk culture. Some of these festivals and craftmanship have been inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory of Hong Kong. The exhibition showcases a variety of ICH items associated with traditional festivals and craftsmanship in an innovative way, by presenting them according to four types of sounds, namely "vocal", "instrumental", "physical" and "situational". These different aspects refer, repectively, to the sounds produced by the throat, the clattering sounds generated by instruments, the sounds produced by body movement, and the noise of the hustle and bustle heard at different festive occasions. Through the display of the relevant crafts created, articles or tool used, and recordings and videos, visitors can experience the wide diversity of these events and appreciate the timeless ingenuity and perseverance embedded in Hong Kong's ICH.
Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre