About Skymap

Skymap and Rainbow is a registered non-profit making cultural organisation in Hong Kong founded by Dr. Kimho Ip. He brings his intercultural and multi-artform projects with iMAP started in 2004 in Scotland. Skymap’s interactive music programme has been evolved from the long-term collaboration with Professor Nigel Osborne of the University of Edinburgh, who is a pioneer of community music and intercultural studies in the UK. He has been honoured an MBE by the Queen Her Majesty for his War-Child project in Bosnia-Herzegovina in Eastern Europe.  Through the emphasis on the social function of music, the educational programme helps numerous children to reopen the window of communication and expression.

 

One of the key features in Skymap’s creative educational programme is the theme of “cultural travelling”. A range of short-term programme including workshops plus performances have been held in Scotland, the Netherlands and Germany.  Apart from the experience of other cultures, Skymap believes that participatory music-making activities can bring together the idea of creativity, community and well-being. Through performance and travelling, we explore how music can improve our life's quality,  connect us to experience our environment, and help us to restore a sense of direction, as what maps are created for.

 

 

《天空地圖》是葉劍豪博士在香港成立的注册非牟利文化機構,在香港引入歐洲式的跨文化及音樂教育理念。自2004年葉博士在蘇格蘭成立iMAP ,多年來與愛丁堡大學Nigel Osborne教授合作, 設計出跨文化的創意與音樂課程。Osborne 教授是英國推動創意及跨文化音樂活動教學的先驅者,他在東歐國家如波斯尼亞等地幫助戰爭中受創傷兒童,以音樂活動重新打開他們與世界溝通的門,因而受勲於英女皇。

 

《天空地圖》的創意多元文化課程,強調音樂的社會角色。其中課程與工作坊特點是加入深度文化旅遊的概念,安排學員透過短期旅遊行程,真實體驗不同國家的文化,了解音樂在其他國家所建構的社會角色。課程足跡遍及英國,德國及荷蘭。《天空地圖》現正在亞洲積極介紹有關跨文化音樂活動的理念,邀請音樂教師參與教學及文化旅遊行程,或安排國際性的音樂交流演出。目標期盼不論中西音樂愛好者,從初學者到專業音樂人,都能夠經歷音樂活動的參與性帶來的創造力量(creativity),社群合作性(community),及提升生活素質(well-being) 的另類選擇。而音樂與文化旅遊的概念,更可以引領我們去感受環境,如同地圖一樣,尋回對生命的方向感。

Newspaper Collection from Past Projects

A New Voice to the Muted – Live Music for Chinese silent Films

Dr. Ip and Marianne Yeo published the article on the April 2013 issue of Friends of the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Skymap will present further performances combining silent films with musicians playing the soundtrack live.

2008: Dialogues of Wind and Bamboo

China Now 2008 in Edinburgh

Compositions by Kimho

Scene 15 Piano solo: Ruan’s Son

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Scene 2 Yangqin Solo

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Goddess (2007)

(Soundtrack to the Silent Film 神女 1934)

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An Offering of Flowers 花祭 (2008)

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Mountains and Hills 大山小山 (1997/2008)

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While Script Speaks…筆在說 (2003)

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