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Crossing the Border

The end of the trip is here 21 days of engagement and reflection Much time on my own So many conversations and insights Moments of political awakening in the front line of protest. Here is my last group - seniors in Macau who laughed and sang together   And the thinking about the...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 October 2014
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Rooms of People

  I often define myself be saying that I love being in rooms with random groups of people making music. If that is the case then these last 3 weeks have been very good! 4 cities. 23 rooms. At least that many new songs. Political and social context. Breaking new ground, reconnecting with ol...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 October 2014
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A Sense of Macau

A Sense of Macau - for Ash Iced green tea bought from 7 11 fridges Fried noodles, broccoli and mushrooms, steamed lettuce Baked baccalau with white beans followed by custard tarts Black coffee and dry croissants, buttered sesame biscuits  Cold beer at the end of a long day out making mus...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 October 2014
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Listen and Learn

A day with friend, musician and researcher Samson as we make our way  From a 7am ferry from Hong Kong to Macau to the Portuguese international school From a Dim Sum lunch to a training centre for adults with ‘mental deficiencies’ From a tea shop to a Creative music session with 8 local...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 October 2014
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Five Hong Kong Haikus

Visits makes new friends Tempted to keep coming back Connect with old friends Ivan and Irene Harmony Music to buy Dizi and Mu Yu Lunch talk of protest A cappella and europe Yin and Amanda We gather stories Understand Community Music And sing together Rain soa...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 October 2014
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Art for All

Art For All  With the emphasis on Art Quality in the product is the critical focus for Evelyna Liang Evelyna has been working in HK for a long time, producing projects with the Vietnamese Boat People, Sichuan earthquake victims and over the last period with old people with dementia. This l...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 October 2014
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Changing City

Every conversation turns on the protest As I carry on with a normal day of meetings Remaking contacts and still trying to plan a community music strategy For this changing city where people are becoming a deeper community   First, with Eric, to see Mimi who runs the Music Fund a...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 October 2014
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Origami Umbrella

I run to the top of the fortress Where the typhoon warnings are hoisted high above the town Past milling group of mainland tourists around the ruins of the church Down more mosaiced streets where the blue and white street signs All confirm a colonial past that is integrated into this ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 October 2014
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Festival de Luminos

So many surprises today begin to make real connections in this beautiful city. I am staying in old Macau and start my day with a walk around, to temples, street markets and to a lovely indoor/ outdoor space where you can get congee breakfast and where men come and hang their birds and sit and ch...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 October 2014
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Tap Bit Dik Tun Tai

Planning, visiting portuguese school, session at school for excluded kids, OMB parade in Park, Festival de Luminarious and Show of the Dancing  Water at the City of Dreams. A full day.   Nearly two weeks away and I'm eating along Portuguese food in this eastern city of Macau A pl...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 October 2014
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More Music Macau

On the 2 hour bus journey through the Pearl Delta the rivers are immense, the fields of banana palms and rice paddies stretch on and on, the fish farms line the road and the factories come and go. I look out of the windows and listen to music by my good friend Yin Ng and his band Siu 2 - a fusion of...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 October 2014
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Protest reflections

As soon as the police action started on Tuesday night the firewall went up and the BBC website was no longer available here on the mainland. No news at all so, being suspicious, I started contacting friends via 'whats app' and soon the news started flowing about police brutality and the protesters...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 October 2014
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In school again

I have not been away a week yet - seems a long time already.  Now I am back in Utaloy school working with music teacher Hannah Baldwin. She first saw me 20 years ago when I came as a one man band into her school to do a show. She soon joined our carnival band, Baybeat, and then went on to be p...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 October 2014
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Wo men zai yi qi

Since 2006 I have been writing this diary documenting the travels, adventures, investigations and musicmaking that have developed as a response to the 2004 tragedy in Morecambe Bay. I have played music in many towns and cities and met extraordinary artists and 'visionaries'  who are working...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 12 October 2014
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Dalang

  How to describe this day - so much to take in, understand and hope to share. Yesterdays post was so long that even though today was more intense I will try to keep it simple Morning view from hotel window - the electric to power this Fashion District of 500,000 migrant workers and a ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 11 October 2014
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The next step

On the move again - I pack the one man band in it's case, say goodbye to the friends at Gen Ed taking another selfie with Chi Chung! The challenge of travelling across HK to the border awaits - a prospect that I am curious about. Not sure how it will go and quite what awaits me when I arriv...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 10 October 2014
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Connections

It seems it doesn't take long for me to get into the swing of things and get busy. As well as all the action here I am also keeping up with the emails and projects back home. It feels important to do that and an hour or two a day is all it takes at this moment. Today was all about HKU and the Co...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 9 October 2014
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Lost and Found

Waking up in my university accommodation to the sound of birds in the tall trees on this beautiful old campus I try to imagine how these few weeks will develop. There are many organised sessions and also many things that are awaiting confirmation. It is a strange limbo that is only heightened by t...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 8 October 2014
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Hong Kong arrival

A long transit and flight allows me to clear the email inbox almost entirely as well as watch a couple of lovely films. Arriving at 7pm at the hugely efficient HK airport that  gets you from plane to the Airport Express with fast moving queues and even faster wifi  allowing me to connect...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 7 October 2014
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Tour starts now

I'm off again and I get the same set of nerves as ever. This time it feels slightly more into the unknown for a variety of reasons. In Hong Kong the recent protests have consumed the energy and attention of my musician friends and have put our work there in a new context. In Shenzen I am goi...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 6 October 2014
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