Together, We Carry ON... MUSIC


“MUSIC IS POWERFUL.
As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” – Ray Charles

Music is an integral part of our lives.
POP MUSIC and SONGS from each era represent and reflect the CULTURE, the CONTEXT and SOCIAL ASPECTS of the era. What impact does pop music have on different periods since the 60s? How does each era affect the songwriters, and how do the songs written subsequently exert its influence on the era?

In this series, we will look at HOW POP MUSIC EVOLVES over the years and highlight some of the key pop music phenomenon. Each session will be devoted to a decade starting from the 60s to 2010s. We will EXPLORE how different eras consume music differently (from AM radio to Streaming music platforms), the IMPACTS of various media and formats (from vinyl to MP3), and how technology EXPAND the reach of pop music to all parts of the world. Participants are encouraged to explore the impact of pop music to their own lives and their responses to it.

Date / Time?

Mar 2, Mar 16, Mar 30,
Apr 13, Apr 27, May 11

(Saturday)

(2pm – 4pm)

* Drop-in welcomed

* Please arrive 20 minutes ahead to settle down and get checked in

Where?

Across U-hub

232 Hood Rd.

Who?

16 to 30 years old

How Much?

$30 for 6 sessions
OR
$8 at the door for each session

* Non-transferable and non-refundable

* No make-up class for missing class

Objective

EXPLORE music culture and transformation

DISCUSS the impact of how music integrates into our daily life

APPRECIATE different generation of music

Who is the instructor?

MICHAEL LIANG

A member of the Chinese Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) band ZiON NOiZ, was first in touch with ACROSS U-Hub as part of the songwriting and music team in the drama “Coffee and Tea” in 1997.

ZiON NOiZ’s mission is to INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE their listeners to live lives to their FULLNESS WITH MEANING, LOVE, FAITH and HOPE. Over the years, the band has published 4 CDs and has performed in Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. Michael is a writer member in the Composers and Authors Society (CASH) of Hong Kong since 2002. Professionally, Michael has been an IT and Management Consultant for over 20 years.