The Works

The Works

類型:視像語言:英文分類:Personalities FeatureArts & Culture狀態:播放中 節目簡介: RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.

The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .

Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also in – most weeks – a live studio performance.

The Works is aired on TVB Pearl every Tuesday at HKT 1900 -1930 and on RTHK 31 & 31A every Wednesday at 00:00-00:30 and a repeat at 17:30-18:00.

Archive available later after broadcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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Egyptian mummies from British Museum & in the studio: handpan & shakuhachi 00:21:57 2017-06-21
From Boris Karloff as the ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep, to Hammer’s Christopher Lee, to the more recent CGI blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, Egyptian mummies have certainly long fascinated filmmakers. And it’s not just the movies. The popularity of the British Museum’s Ancient Egypt collection shows that many of us are fascinated by the ancient civilization’s approach to death and the afterlife. Around 150 Egyptian antiquities were among the 71,000 objects collected by Sir Hans Sloane that the museum was set up in 1753 to preserve. From those humble beginnings the antiquities collection has become the largest outside Egypt itself, popular not only for what it tells us about the ancient Egyptian way of death, but also what it tells us about their way of life.

It’s quite likely that, apart from the voice, man’s earliest experience of music was banging one object against another and seeing what noise it made. Discovering that other objects made interesting noises when you blew into them probably came not much long after. Primitive bone flutes at least 35,000 years old have been found. From those beginnings have evolved a whole range of sophisticated percussion and wind instruments, including the Japanese shakuhachi and the more recently developed handpan, an evolution of Caribbean steelpan instruments. Joining us in the studio with Billy from our sister programme 藝坊星期天 are Seeman Ho and Jasper Ng to talk to us about their attempt to merge the music of those instruments with the music of language.