Artist, musician and researcher exploring the possibilities of meaning and context presented through sound and its materiality in relation to digital and audio technologies

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Sound Envelope HK-LDN

Sound Envelope HK-LDN 聲音信封 香港-倫敦 (2021)
Virtual exhibition with immersive audio as part of SPARK 2021 online festival supported by the British Council. Recommended browser: Chrome.

Led by Ryo Ikeshiro (SoundLab, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong) and Tom Tlalim (Creative Research, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London), with Dawn Scarfe and András Blazsek. Virtual exhibition by MetaObjects.

Sound Envelope uses field recordings and listening as a framework for encouraging dialogue and artistic and cultural exchange between Hong Kong and London – cities that are geographically remote but share a long history. The act of listening attentively whilst recording, playing back and mixing field recordings can make one attuned to subtle variations in our everyday sound environment, and become receptive to those of others. The title references the Asian tradition of giving money in envelopes, to wish for well-being and good fortune. The project is built on the notion of giving sounds as a gift, as a framework for artistic collaboration and exchange.

A diverse group of residents from Hong Kong and London including students from the City University Hong Kong and the University of the Arts London took part in workshops on sound and listening and created field recordings in their vicinity. The recordings were then shared amongst the participants in order to listen to a variety of sound worlds from the two cities to initiate conversation on their lives and experiences. Using the shared field recordings from Hong Kong and London, each participant has created a soundscape, presented here in a virtual exhibition. Visitors are free to click on the images in order to listen to each soundscape separately, or to walk around the exhibition space to hear an immersive mix of soundscapes close by.

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(Re)constructing Voices

(2018)
Installation with audio, printer and paper, and wall displays
In collaboration with Aron Rossman-Kiss

Based on a huge audio archive of testimonies from participants and statistics of victims from the Yugoslav Wars, the work questions the modalities of presenting this material as well as the power structures that condition their use and dissemination. Ironic and grave, it is both a memorial in the making and a reminder that describing events simply as “war” risks glossing over the imbalances, intricacies and causes of the conflicts. In conjunction with the uncanny ability of algorithmically-generated “fake” text to function as testimonies, the work serves to highlight the complexities inherent in the use of such material within the public sphere, education and documentary research.

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Live soundtrack to Tony Conrad’s The Flicker

(2017)
Live performance of soundtrack to film projection of Tony Conrad’s The Flicker, with Hangjun Lee.

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Challa

Soundtrack to audiovisual installation in collaboration with Meital Covo.

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Genosong

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Genosong is an improvising ensemble with live sampling. It incorporates live electronics as an augmentation of traditional acoustic instruments in an improvisational context through live sampling alone: no pre-recorded sounds or synthesis methods are used. A natural and organic electroacoustic soundscape is produced that acts as an additional voice in the ensemble; this results in further development of the musical material by the players that is then also sampled. The creation of this feedback allows for extremely interesting emergent behaviour where smooth and gradual processes are juxtaposed against abrupt and chaotic changes.

Outsider Rehearsals 2009

Track 01

Track 02

Play each track separately, or download album as single zip file (flac) with artwork.

Chien-Chun Lin: soprano
I-Chin Li: piano, percussion
Guillaume Viltard: double bass
Tom Jackson: reeds (track 02)
Ryo Ikeshiro: acoustic guitar, laptop

Track 01 recorded 02 Dec 2009 (take 1)
Track 02 recorded 18 Nov 2009 (take 2)

Live footage:


David Tudor’s Rainforest IV

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Tudor’s seminal work from the 1970s is a template for what is now called sound art today. It involves resonating sound sculptures, audience interactivity, collaboration, use of found objects and feedback loops and networks.

The group installation/performance took place in Area 10 Project Space in Peckham. It was a former Whitten’s warehouse which was used as an event space for several years before being closed for demolition and subsequent redevelopment.

All the material used for the sound sculptures were found within the vicinity of Area 10 which included remains from the timber warehouse, discarded objects from building and development sites and general junk. The event took place within the backdrop of the changing landscape of Peckham and the tide of gentrification that was to follow.


ry-om III

ry-om III

Album III (cs128; 2008) released on Creative Sources Recordings with ry-om, a live electronics duo.

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