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Monday, October 10, 2011

Soundscape Composition: Sacred Soundscapes

Sacred Soundscapes. (5:49) by Zai Tang. This immersive audio-visual installation explores the significance of sacred sounds in the context of Singapore's contemporary soundscape. Drawing influence from acoustic ecology and psychogeography, Zai Tang’s work highlights how listening plays a crucial role in the way we perceive the urban environment.

Tang embarked on journeys around Singapore to study the soundscape, as well as getting feedback from local people to discover the places in which sacred sounds reside today. En route he collected and recorded the material used in the final work.

The work invites the audience on a journey through Singapore’s collective aural experience, revealing different interpretations of what we consider to be the sacred elements of our sonic environment. A space is created for these sounds to exist in, away from the hustle and bustle of urbanism. Read More: Sacred Soundscapes  and  the Esplanade Tunnel  a space that makes creative use of the 85 metre stretch of walls, floors and existing pillars that connects to the MRT at Raffles City

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