Mo-Men-T

Genre
experimental
Location
Hong Kong
About
About
Mo-Men-T is a Hong Kong-based experimental quintet
http://soundcloud.com/mo-men-t

Biography
Mo-Men-T is a Hong Kong-based quintet, formed in 2012 as an ultra modern jazz affair. The collaboration soon bore fruit, as each member pitched their unique musical influences into the band. From this came a creative mixture of such musical currents as modern jazz, funk, and post-rock.

The result is a fresh sonic experience, one that is at once familiar and unpredictable. Compositions from Mo-Men-T are edgy and adventurous, able to stretch from a piano whisper to fiery fortes. Each member is empowered to freely express themselves, together pushing the music forward in search of new artistic heights.

In live performance, Mo-Men-T bonds with an audience through music born in the thrill of the moment. As it evolves from logical to free-form, patient to aggressive, the listener is exposed to the shifting gravities of improvised music. To add more fuel to the fire, Mo-Men-T is not afraid to tread the avant-garde, a bold and exciting musical frontier replete with meter-less and atonal forays.

Following its 2012 debut EP, “Compositions and Improvisation,” Mo-Men-T remains active in the studio, and completes a new full-length album. Released in April, their 2013 effort, “Infinite Lines”, features new compositions to inspire and capture their onstage adventurousness for the enjoyment of home listeners.

Mo-Men-T has performed at a variety of local and international music venues, notably the Hong Kong westKowloon Freespace Happening, Hong Kong Green Jazz Festival, Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival, Taipei Fringe Festival, and the Taichung Jazz Festival.

成立於2012年的五人獨立樂團Mo-Men-T,樂隊創作以爵士音樂為基調,揉雜多種不同音樂元素,將放克、後搖滾和具實驗性的自由樂風即興融入其作品內,塑造出風格多樣的原創音樂。

Mo-Men-T的現場演出往往違反邏輯本性,以無框架限制、帶實驗性玩味、在沒有預設編排下,隨興所至地自由彈奏。從琴鍵的輕絲細語到歇斯底里的結他旋律,在無調性的合奏當中夾雜著狂亂而緊密的鼓擊,無形地瀧上一股沉默的爆炸力;從靜止的段落到天崩地裂的突襲高潮,一段段激情澎湃的合奏,搭載著一份與別不同的爵士風味。

自2012年推出首張EP 《Compositions and Improvisation》,最新專輯《Infinite Lines》已於2013年4月正式推出。專輯收錄8首原創樂曲,當中包括一首在錄音室裏即興的作品,可讓聽眾體驗Mo-Men-T即興演奏的魅力。Mo-Men-T不時舉行現場演出,而且積極參與本地及國際音樂活動。當中包括:香港西九文化區自由約、香港青年爵士音樂節、香港藝穗民化節、臺北藝穗節以及臺中爵士音樂節,獲得一致好評。

Current Location
Hong Kong

Band Members
Lui Ngao Yuen - Double Bass
Mike Yip – Guitar
Vic Tsui – Drums
Siu Hin Chuen - Saxophone
Paul Bebington – Piano

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Past Gigs

無極爵躍​ Wuji Ensemble "Boundless Groove"

8 Jun 2019 (Sat) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
9 Jun 2019 (Sun) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Hong Kong, Hing Ning Rd, 12號號

Mo-Men-T x Lost Stars Livehouse

19 Apr 2019 (Fri) 8:00PM - 9:50PM

Venue: 
Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery
Square Mile, 11 Li Tak St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

自由約 Freespace Happening (13.1.2019)

13 Jan 2019 (Sun) 2:00PM - 7:15PM

Venue: 
West Kowloon Cultural District
West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Music in the Orb | Mo-Men-T & Mavis Lam

30 Aug 2018 (Thu) 9:00PM - 10:15PM

Venue: 
1563 At The East
Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

<實驗,原創爵士> - Mo - Men - T

18 Aug 2018 (Sat) 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Venue: 
Brew Note Coffee Roaster
19 Fort St, North Point, Hong Kong

Mo-Men-T w/Mavis Lam x Lost Stars Livehouse

30 May 2018 (Wed) 8:00PM - 9:45PM

Venue: 
Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery
Square Mile, 11 Li Tak St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

爵士樂聲色時光 導賞音樂會 Jazz Re-visit Guided Concert - 咆勃爵士樂 Bebop

20 Apr 2018 (Fri) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong