AK IN KK
Nature Field Recording
AK IN KK is an independent field recording Project based in Hong Kong. It aims at recording and documenting the soundscape of the nature part of Hong Kong, meanwhile, establishing a local sound library of natural ambience for artistic and media usage. The recordings are presented in a sound map and a sound library. The project is funded by HKADC in 2020 and supported by donations.
Founded in April 2016;
Activity Freezed from Jan 2017;
Retain operation in October 2018;
Re-Opening with new website and social media pages on 12 March 2019;
HKADC Project Grant funded in 2020.
The name “AK IN KK” means “I am in Hong Kong”. “AK” is the founder’s name, and at the same time represent the field recordist’s presence. The field recordist makes choices of what and where to record in the field adventure. “IN” means the localization where the project locates in Hong Kong. “KK” means Hong Kong, which is the common seen abbreviation from the gird reference coordination system covering the major part of Hong Kong. The two-letter symbol are commonly seen on distance posts and maps upon the hills. In the UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) and MGRS (Military Grid Reference System), Hong Kong is covered in the zone 49Q GE, 49Q HE ,50Q JK and 50Q KK, where most of the lands are in 50Q KK.
Nevertheless, the project mainly focuses on the hiking trails in Hong Kong, as this is the local way of people to reach the nature in the condense space of land.