Untitled (a.k.a Vanishing Vantages;
Installation for Drainpipes; Still | Remains)
(In development and looking for an exhibition space).
Developed with Sajid Akbar and Tim Bamber, this installation drew on the proliferation of drainpipes which punctuate the famous walkways throughout the Heygate Estate, subtly intervening in the quietude of its abandonment by using them as vehicles to embed a diffuse sound field within the existing soundscape. Feedback loops are propagated through the pipes by burying a small mic element and radio transmitter in the bottom end, and a radio receiver and mylar speaker in the top. Variations in the pipes' length produces different pitches. Emerging frequencies dissolve and reflect across the surrounding decaying walls, amplifying the skeletal buildings whose infrastructural sounds and the domestic auditory presence of their former residents have long been silenced.
A story told through Music, Sound, and Imagery.
Lillian is an audio picture-book that also takes the likeness of a concept album. Led by composer and producer Terry Peng, the project was first conceptualised in early 2014, and started to take its form later that year, when Hina Fujimoto became the project's leading artist. Joined by a group of talented and beautifully obscure composers (Yupo Chen, Shuzhen Chan, Josh Anderson, Luci Holland, Jacob Pernell, and Stuart Hosking), the team set out to craft Lillian's musical journey.
The project was created in an attempt to explore the relationships between imagery and music, and how they relate to each other in order to tell a story. It follows a girl and her companion who journeys through an unknown world in search of something. The story is divided into 7 chapters, and replacing the words, the story of the picture-book is told with 7 pieces of music. Each track is a composer's interpretation of a chapter from our protagonist's bizarre journey.
The process of creating Lillian, and its storytelling aspects are very unique - whilst creating the story, the artist and all composers involved were never given the full picture of what the story is about. Instead, all they were given was the overall theme, some keywords, and a project brief include the collaboration guidelines.
For the illustrations, the overall theme was given to the artist, and the rest were left for her to improvise and nurture them into 7 illustrations that act as chapters for the title character's journey. The illustrations were then distributed randomly to the composers as inspiration for them to compose a piece of music.
For this music, and in addition to their visual influence, the composers were also each asked to use the music composed for the page before theirs, by the previous composer, as a source of inspiration. They were asked to reflect on and consider continuity or discontinuity in relation to the previous composer's piece. What these elements have created, is a story told with individuals' voices, and their interpretations of the narrative chapter before theirs.
For more information, please visit Lillian’s Official Website and Facebook Page.
10 Films 10 Days
(5 Films 10 Days)
10 Films 10 Days (or 5 Film 10 Days) are a series of collaborative events/projects held annually by the Animation and Music departments of Edinburgh College of Art, along with various partnered institutions; where participants of the project are encouraged to produce a work each day (composers for music, and animators for animations), throughout the span of 10 days (or a work every 2 days for 5 Films 10 Days).
Note: Due to nature of the project, some videos below are in lower resolutions; please refer to the animators' or Edinburgh College of Art's Vimeo acounts and websites respectively.
10 x 10 x 18
10 x 10 x 17
10 x 10 x 16
10 x 10 x 15
Note: Participated under pseudonym Té Rachmaninov
10 x 10 x 13
5 x 10 x 13