Angela Wai- Nok Hui
/ percussionist and multidisciplinary artist based in London and Hong Kong.
/ Angela Wai Nok comes from a formal classical training. Her practice is ultimately grounded by a clear devotion to explore and expand the boundaries of music, performance and sound art. Passionate about the creative process and experimenting with different artforms by re- creating and re-imagining sound and music. She is determined to continue forging her own narrative and platform in order to support her own wild imagination. She is always in search of new media with which she can represent herself more fully.
/ Over recent years, she has started to create her own work which often engages with political references and themes of identity from both places she calls home, embedded within the kaleidoscopic and serene sound worlds Hui creates to surround us all.
Classically trained orchestral percussionist, graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2016 (MMus) with distinction as a classically trained percussionist and timpanist. And now she is seeking different medium to express herself. Exploring and expanding the possibility in live performance, music and sound art. She is dedicated to researching and promoting new music.
Angela Wai Nok performs as a chamber musician and soloist. Composing and sound-designing is her new hobby. Her first solo work, a multimedia experiential music performance - Let Me Tell You Something premiered in Hong Kong and the UK (supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the UK Arts Council) has received high praise from critics. Debut Album released with Nonclassical.
She works closely with Tim Cape, Gregory Emfietzis, Alex Ho, Lucy Landymore, Angus Lee and Nicholas Moroz. Other amazing international composers such as: Patricia Alessandrini, Lucy Callen, Frank Denyer, Farzia Fallah, Daniel Fígols, Charlotte Harding, Zhuosheng Jin, Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Jessie Marino, Scott Mc Laughlin, Alex Mills, Nemanja Radivojevic, Trond Reinholdtsen, Elnaz Seyedi, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Mátyás Wettl, Sławomir Wojciechowski, Raymond Yiu and more.
In 2018 summer, Angela Wai Nok and Yi- Ling Wo's creation, ManiMani has held a 3-days residency at the Hundred Years Gallery; for the same project they have been invited to headline at the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2018 Belfast. Yi- Ling afterwards has commissioned Angela to write her a piece of music which featured in ‘No Blue Thing’, premiered in Goldsmiths.
Angela Wai Nok is heavily involved in the contemporary classical scene in London. She has worked with many ensembles and composers, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Abstruckt Percussion Quartet, Tangram Collective, Explore Ensemble, Octandre Ensemble, Metapraxis Ensemble, Riot Ensemble, Plus Minus Ensemble, etc.
In 2020 January, Angela Wai Nok collaborated with Ghost and John, a Hong Kong Multidisciplinary Art Duo, premiered their work ‘Skirmishes’ at Resolution/ The Place which was supported by the Art Council; where Angela composed the music for the show.
Angela graduated from the Royal College of Music in BMus(Hons) and with distinction in Master of Music in performance. Angela was awarded the Joy Hockings Percussion Prize 2016. She was one of the percussion finalists in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010.
Angela Wai Nok has participated in many international contemporary festivals such as, Plug Festival 2020 / Royal Conservatoire of Scottish (Glasgow), Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (Belfast), the percussion studio at Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik 2018 (Germany), Linea Ensemble Summer Academy for contemporary music 2018 (France), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2018/19, Impuls - the international ensemble and composers academy for Contemporary music (Austria), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy) and Warsaw Autumn Festival (Poland).
Angela Wai Nok is a co-founder of Hidden Keileon CIC - A multidisciplinary artist-led non-profit enterprise aiming at building inter-racial solidarity, create the yet-to-exist and hard-to-imagine.
A good read about Angela here:
Rice on a glockenspiel: an odyssey into new percussion with Angela Wai-Nok Hui
by Fiona Thompson
'eavesdropping host Juliet Fraser talks to percussionist Angela Wai Nok Hui about how cool percussion is, the political versus the personal and how to offer our ears to a project.'