Commissions & Premières
Lam Lai received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Composition and Electronic Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and further studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She has been expanding the meaning and properties of performance by employing various elements of theatre as she works on the concept of music, exploring a place where different concepts of the listening experience can coexist and advance towards a balance with other art forms. Her areas of interest as a composer are not limited to instrumental music, but also encompass multidisciplinary works predominantly featuring electronic sounds and performative elements. She also collaborates with theatre directors, choreographers, actors and visual artists, exploring indoor, outdoor and virtual performance spaces. She has worked with, among others, music theater company de Veenfabriek (Leiden, The Netherlands), SWR Experimentalstudio (Freiburg, Germany), New European Ensemble (The Hague, The Netherlands) and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. She has participated in art festivals such as the Munich Biennale, Stuttgart DIE IRRITIERTE STADT, Musica nova Helsinki, Iceland CYCLE Music and Art Festival, Hong Kong New Vision Arts festival and Sonic Anchor.