Thank you for visiting this site.
For the picnickers who don't already know me, my name is Njo Kong Kie.
Why Music Picnic? Well, I like what the name suggests:
music which is casual, eclectic, joyful, whimsical, romantic, intimate and delicious -
key ingredients to a great picnicking experience.
Please follow the links above for my various pursuits in composition and performance.
Come picnic with us!
This spring we presented the concert theatre Picnic in the cemetery in the Macau Arts Festival. We took over the Macau Live House, a venue usually used by pop/rock concerts and created an installation that transformed the space into something suggesting a world six feet under. A sold-out event, this event also garnered very positive reviews.
This fall saw a remount of Playing Landscape, a dance theatre piece developped in collaboration with artists from Macau, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. We performed in the Mindelact Festival in Mindelo, Cabo Verde and also made a stop at Praia, the capital of the country. We were honoured with the Homage Prize from the presidency of the republic. Spending the rest of the fall in Macau working on a song cycle which will be workshopped in early November.
Also working with several Macau and Hong Kong choreographers for their productions at the Contact Festival in Singapore and the Hong Kong Arts Festival.