Chiayi Sound Project
During the end of 2008 and all the year 2009, the inhabitants of the different areas of Chiayi County in Taiwan could meet two unusual motorcycle riders, carrying microphones and recorders…
Yen-Ting Hsu and Yannick Dauby collaborated for building an archive various sounds of the region. This may look impossible and/or pretentious, but the intention was to make an overview, a sampling of what could constitute an auditory memory of Chiayi County. Religion, music, nature, local industry, oral history… The idea was to find a few sounds in each of the different geographical and cultural contexts.
Yen-Ting Hsu and Yannick Dauby worked in complete autonomy from the survey to the mastering and organization of database. Aside of the recording session Yannick and Yen-Ting proposed series of workshops, classes and listening sessions in universities, communities and bookshop. The Cultural Affairs of Chiayi County created this project which was held at that time by Treesmusic, folk music label who invited us. Due to some reasons, this project stopped in the end of 2009. Originally the aim of this project is to establish a sound archive, but for now the sounds still need a home and the public still don’t have access to the collection.
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