|Composer:||黃學揚 Alfred WONG|
|Work Title:||Digital Hub (wind band)|
|Year of Premiere:||2010.07.25|
|Premiere Information:||Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra / Fanny Ma|
The Sham Shui Po district in Kowloon is popularly known as the ‘digital hub in Hong Kong’ with its concentrated source of computer products and electronic accessories. It enjoys equal fame with Akiba of Tokyo and the Guang Hua Computer Market of Taipei. The landmark sign of ‘The Digital Hub’, which can be found at D2 exit of the Sham Shui Po MTR Station, was unveiled in 2004. It not only highlights the area as the hub of computer products, but also reinforces the status of Ap Liu Street as one of the earliest sources for electronic products in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Computer Festival, which has become an annual event in recent years, is also a major attraction in Sham Shui Po as the largest open-air IT exhibition in Hong Kong. Digital Hub is originally scored for a large Chinese orchestra in 2008. The wind band version was commissioned by the Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra in 2010 for the open division contest at Singapore International Band Festival, and the 1st prize (gold) was awarded. The subsequent performances were given in Hong Kong (2010), Europe (2011) and Guangzhou (2011).