Munich Biennale, Festival for new music theatre, BUBBLE ❤
A coproduction of the Munich Biennale with Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District; in cooperation with Connecting Spaces Hong Kong / and the Zurich University of the Arts; and the Goethe Institute Hong Kong With kind support by LOVAAS Sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
In Bubble <3, an audience is led on a guided tour of an apartment block, repeating the same walk three times around the exterior of the building before finally entering a domestic living space. Audience members are encouraged to form different sub-groupings for each of the repeated walks through various methods of performative and spatial intervention. Specially conceived vignettes of everyday activities take place as the walk progresses; a cacophony of musical outbursts, random noises, and unfiltered dialog simulating the endless chatter of anonymous trolls on online forums.
With every repetition, a moment of familiarly is muddled by confusion about the authenticity of events encountered. This culminates in the interior scene, where the bubble of speech is replaced by the mute bubble of four walls, and previously unplaceable sounds take on new significance as a composed sonic-architectural configuration.
Sonic Anchor # 28, Site-specific
Re-recorded Spatial Dynamics
“A new series of Sonic Anchor, Second Coming Series, will be launched in the historic building Comix Home Base. In this series, we invite artists that we have featured in the previous Sonic Anchor to present works that response directly to this historical site.
To kickoff the Second Coming series, composer-sound artist Lam Lai will conduct an experiment in outdoor live looping, paying homage to Lucier’s tape-loop classic “I Am Sitting In A Room”. Since her last Sonic Anchor appearance, Lam Lai had spent time honing her craft in Netherlands – we can’t wait to see her transformation.”
July 9, 2016 7:30pm Hong Kong Comix Home Base
Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong (link)
Comix Home Base (link)
Eating the Sound of the Vibraphone for Vibraphone and Environmental sounds
Karen YU Vibraphone
To develop a new piece with a vibraphone and environment sounds and use different dimension of recording/playback methods as musical elements in the piece. The main focus is to set the live vibraphone sound into ambient sound.
The sounds of the vibraphone are recorded through 4 microphones at the same time. Microphones are placed in different location of the building (refer to the picture above) and pointing to different direction. This placement allows recording the vibraphone sound in different acoustic environments. So in the recording, you could hear the difference of sound distance and the sound environment among 4 different microphones. Two channels speakers use to playback the sound.