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Published on 07.16.2016 in [myfavoritesoundisyou]

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Quiet Music and Weak Sound || 静かな音楽、弱い音

Published on 06.28.2016 in [myfavoritesoundisyou]

I recently came across an article written by Sakiko Sugawa about my sound art
workshop at Reverse Space, and its relation to my upcoming residency in at her
art and culture space, Social Kitchen. Japanese and English translations below!







Before at Hanare, I was contacted by sound artist Johann Diedrick, and he shared
with me his workshop. He is a sound artist/programmer, and his recent workshop
was around "personal sounds" — specifically, "small" sounds in one's daily life.
These sounds are collected with a kit he made, consisting of a microphone,
amplifier and earphones. Listeners bring the kids outside to find sounds that we
don't usually associate with every day life, as well as sounds tha are barely
audible. The theme of the worksho was around gathering and collecting these
sounds, and building the kits to do that. In the near future at Social Kitchen,
Johann will work together with a Japanese researcher/sound artist, beginning by
teaching workshops and studying these sounds. It is for these reasons that I
went to observe his workshop.

His workshop reminded me of Hanare member Kumi-san, who says: "Social Kitchen
wants to be a place for quiet sounds, weak sounds". Hanare was once featured
in a Taiwanese art magazine, and those words comes directly from her feature in
the magazine. Kumi-san is an experimental musician, and Social Kitchen is also a
place to meet to hear "quiet music", through our sponsorshop and hosting.
"Sounds without flashy harmony or popular music cliches...", these things are
good. Sounds like this are important, and having a space for them is equally
important. This is what I think Kumi-san really means. Since then, these words
are often on my make a place that preserves and showcases sounds like

For example, what is a weak sound? Disregarded, unimportant...sounds displaced
to the outer fringes...sounds that are not useful...sounds that are not
judged as being beautiful... Are quietness and weakness things we choose? When
collecting sounds, how do we make them more important? There are already sounds
with elevated volume that people are able to hear. In contrast, there are
smaller sounds that few people listen to carefully, along with few people
helping to hear and investigate these sounds. Potential access to these sounds
by making them audible through a device can offer a path to hear, explore and
investigate these sounds.

The original article can be found here.




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