Dr. Chow Yiu-fai will continue to write lyrics for pop songs to express his ideas


周耀輝博士創作歌詞永不言倦

Date: 20 Nov 2013 (Wednesday)

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Dr. Chow Yiu-fai wins Best Lyrics Award in CASH Golden Sail Music Awards

周耀輝博士詞作獲CASH金帆音樂獎最佳歌詞獎

Lyrics of a Cantonese pop song written by Dr. Chow Yiu-fai, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing, recently won the Best Lyrics Award of the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards organised by the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH).  

This is the second consecutive year that Dr. Chow has won the same prize, and he is pleased to have received the award. He said the winning piece, “Arrogant, is one of his favourites, and the award reflected a genuine recognition of his creative endeavours, because the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards were conducted without any commercial element and all adjudicators were professionals in the field. 

Dr. Chow said the idea of writing the winning piece was inspired by the recent popular TV reality shows which provide performers with a short cut to fame. He was of the view that society in general has become too competitive, too concerned with winning or losing, and too preoccupied with instant celebrity. He hoped people would insist on their dignity “arrogantly” and enjoy their lives in their own ways. 

With 25 years of experience in composing lyrics, Dr. Chow will continue to write. He considers pop songs to be a valuable platform to reach all walks of life, and writing lyrics allows him to express and enjoy himself. 

CASH inaugurated the annual CASH Golden Sail Music Awards 12 years ago in recognition of outstanding musical works as well as vocal performances of musical works first commercially released or performed in Hong Kong within a specified period of the past year. Judging is based on artistic, creative and technical achievements of each work or recorded performance.

人文及創作系助理教授周耀輝博士創作的流行曲歌詞,最近贏得香港作曲家及作詞家協會CASH金帆音樂獎的最佳歌詞獎。 

這是周博士連續第二年奪得該獎。他很高興作品獲獎,因為該闕詞是他喜愛和感自豪的作品,而由於奬項評選均由行內人負責,完全沒有商業因素影響,充份反映個人創作成就得到肯定。 

近年娛樂界盛行電視選秀節目,令周博士感到社會太重視成敗、競爭和一舉成名,因而引發他譜出「」歌詞。他希望人人都能有自信地「」,活出真我。

展望將來,有二十五年作詞經驗的周博士表示會繼續努力創作,因為流行音樂是一個難得的平台,讓他接觸不同階層,而作詞不但能表達自己所思,並可從中得到樂趣。

金帆音樂獎有十二年歷史,表揚於過去一年在香港作首次商業發行或演出的優秀音樂作品及歌曲演繹,亦希望提高大眾對香港音樂藝術素質的認識