Toolbox Percussion has promoted percussive arts programming in Hong Kong since 2012, and has curated diverse innovative music projects. As a creative incubator, the group is active in commissioning, collaboration, professional training, performing, recording, and touring contemporary performances. With a strong focus and belief in the potential of every young talent, Toolbox is committed to empowering audiences to discover the versatility of daily soundscapes by relating its work closely to the actuality of today’s Hong Kong.
During 2018-19 season, Toolbox Percussion travelled to Asia Culture Center in South Korea, and made its US debut at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Invited by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, the group curated a sound-based exhibition titled A Double Listen to showcase its works. The exhibition reprised at H Queen’s in Hong Kong in 2021, in collaboration with different cross media artists.
Supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, Toolbox launched its annual festival, Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA) in collaboration with mainland and overseas universities from 2019-2021. The academy aims to provide professional apprenticeship opportunities through specifically focused areas of study and learning occasions with industry professionals.
Toolbox Percussion is currently a three-year grantee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.