Ka Chun Lin
Lin is an experienced cultural administrator. He embarked his journey as a cultural administrator as an Education and Outreach officer for Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013. He managed ELCHK Men in Jazz orchestra from 2015-2019. He also established Men of Winds in 2019, a senior wind band and is presently managing the band. He had organized various types of cultural and artistic events in different countries, in collaboration with local and international musicians. He led ELCHK Men in Jazz to win 2018 Hong Kong Arts Development Award (Art Education).
He graduated from University of Otago, New Zealand with a major in Politics and Asian Studies and earned an MA in Cultural Management from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Pegaso International.
Lin is particularly interested in music history, cultural policy, wind band development and senior citizen arts development. He been awarded a research grant from the Hong Kong Art Development Council to consolidate history and progress of Hong Kong's wind bands i.e., The forgotten wind band history of Hong Kong published by the City University of Hong Kong Press. He had previously published four articles on Hong Kong wind band history for PIPERS, a prominent Japanese wind band magazine. He wrote academic papers on senior art for the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Apart from managing his senior wind band, Lin serves as a lecturer at the HKU SPACE and is an independent wind band researcher.
A new perspective on the development of wind band culture in Southern China and Southeast Asia: The role of the Chinese community in the rise of wind band culture during the pre-war period.
Wind band is an important cultural artefact in Asia towards the development of western music. Traditionally, people believed western music, including wind bands, was introduced and propagated by colonists. This article presents a fresh perspective on the development of western music in Southern China (Lingnan) and Southeast Asia (Nanyang). Instead of colonists, western music was in fact, disseminated and popularized by the Chinese community during the pre-war period (1920-1945). This article discusses various facets of how wind bands are incorporated into the cultural fabric in Southern China and Southeast Asia. This subsequently contributed to the preservation and promotion of western music. This article also presents the analysis that was carried out to comprehend the means by which the Chinese community spread Western music via wind bands, from economic, political, and social viewpoints.