This exhibition documents a series of works that explore the collaborative potential between the sonic arts and architectural installation. Each work marked a stage in Soundtecture: Density as Intensity, a project supported by HKU’s Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange Project Fund that brought together the Department of Architecture and Department of Music at The University of Hong Kong as well as leading partners in an exploration of the relationship between sound and architecture. The Knowledge Exchange initiative aims to facilitate projects to create impact in the community by building on interdisciplinary creative outputs in the university.
Soundtecture: Density as Intensity combines musical and architectural expertise to deepen our understanding of the effects of Hong Kong’s extreme built environment on its sound ecology, create knowledge that will transform the understanding and use of performing arts venues, and inspire the creation of new public artworks informed by the mutual implication of sound and architecture. Work from collaborations with Ken Ueno (Professor of Music, UC Berkeley), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Osage Art Foundation, and Goethe Institut Hong Kong will be featured in the exhibition.
Team: Thomas Tsang (Associate Professor of Architecture, HKU); Giorgio Biancorosso (Director, Society of Fellow in the Humanities and Professor of Music, HKU); Deborah Waugh (Assistant Lecturer of Music, HKU); Nanamu Hamamoto (Artist)