聽說 Studio opens in Tainan

by Nigel Brown

Ting Shuo Studio is open and operating as of August 2016!

Ting Shuo Hear Say is an organisation based in Tainan, Taiwan with sound at the centre of its activities.

tingshuostudio.org

Upcoming events here

 

We engage with a diverse community through encouraging participation and encounters with contemporary listening and sound creation practices from around the world. Ting Shuo Studio has an open space for workshops and performances, a sound studio, and a listening gallery for experimental music publications.

Ting Shuo Mission

  • To promote sound and experimental music culture

  • To generate improvisation and collaborations

  • An inclusive space for sharing and listening

What happens at Ting Shuo?

  • Experimental music performances and sound art presentations

  • Workshops introduce focused listening and sound making for children, youth and adults

  • Workshops on technical skills and conceptual approaches to sound as a creative form for beginners and experienced artists

  • Experimental music publishing labels are featured in the Listening Gallery

  • Music and sound collaboration for dance, theatre, screen and interdisciplinary projects

  • Improvisation meetings increase opportunities for artists to develop alongside peers

  • Local and international artists are hosted to research, make and present work

  • Female presence in experimental music is supported

  • Community exchange and collaboration involves local traditional practices and history 

  • The environment and social conditions are considered through field investigations and site-listening activities

  • English conversation groups provide opportunities to practice communicating in a foreign language around topics of mutual interest

  • Therapeutic and participative voice and arts making for individuals and groups to inquire into meanings in life

  • An open and supportive working environment encourages participation and inclusiveness

Who we are

Ting Shuo is run by Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Nigel Brown. They have been making experimental music since 2003. They both have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sound from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2006. Alice has also completed a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice from MIECAT, Melbourne, Australia in 2014.

Recent performance footage

by Nigel Brown

Two video excerpts of recent 12 dog cycle performances in Taipei were kindly made available on Youtube by audience members. 

Take a look/listen:

Exhibition opening performance for Ghada Da & Ting Chaong-Wen Double Solo Exhibition at Pon Ding(Taipei), 18/06/2016, video by Jan-Wen Lu

【聆聽零OOO-LAB】at Treasure Hill Artist Village, 19/06/2016, curated by Li-Ping Ting, video by Rubette Liu

Wachau Passersby project live

by Nigel Brown

Over 10 weeks between mid-August and end-November Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and I are artists in residence in Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria. 

Wachau Passersby, our residency project, involves making in-site recordings in public spaces in the Wachau region. These will be published on a map on the project page to enable people living in / visiting Krems to listen back in situ. 

By registering an email address, locals can also be updated about upcoming in-site performance/recording times and locations and other public events as part of our residency. 

Those located elsewhere are also very welcome to listen and undertake a bit of mental space projection! 

New recordings will be added throughout September/October.

Visit nigelbrownsound.com/wachau to listen to and read about the project.  

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Mimic Mass exhibition in Leeds, UK

by Nigel Brown

New mix of Mimic Mass Split Radio exhibited in the group show Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! at Blip Blip Blip gallery in Leeds, UK, curated by Hayley Dixon.

15/08/13 – 07/09/13

Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! brings together 24 audio works that have been made for, or repurposed to be played in a 45 minute time period. Structured to play two works back to back each day, a duration of 90 minutes, the exhibition references the two halves and two sides in a football match. Although the participants appear to be matched against one another, the order in which the works are played out has been selected randomly - adopting the method used in a football tournament, pulling balls out of a hat - and most importantly, there is no system in place that one might determine a winner.

The nature of the works in the show mean they become some kind of football chant; a form of folk song, used to support a team, or slight the opposition. One thing all chants share is an inclusive nature to the people around, they encourage the audience - other supporters - to join in. Many of the 24 works highlight common traits found in chants; references or appropriations of popular song, repetition and call and response. Some are created to exist as a type of chant in their own right. 3 DJs have also been invited to contribute 45 minute selections of existing music. Together, through use of sound and song the works explore the emphasis on choice in such abundance of material and the power and associations made or taken between the makers, selectors and the audience.

Liquid Architecture show

by Nigel Brown
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Liquid Architecture 14

 

Camilla Hannan, Nigel Brown and Eamon Sprod conduct a collaborative intervention into the service passageways of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. They explore the solid and air borne vibrations found, captured, activated and manipulated in-situ. Hannan, Brown and Sprod create an immersive sonic situation within the hidden but fully functional bowels, heart and lungs of the hospital.

Date: Friday 30 August 2013

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, with entry at 30 minute intervals on the full and half hour. Last entry 8:30pm.

Price: Admission: Free. Bookings required as capacity limited

Venue: Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus 300 Grattan Street Parkville VIC 3051

Shifting Ground Green Room nominantion

by Nigel Brown
Transient

Zoe Scoglio's Shifting Ground has been nominated for the Outstanding Production Award in the Alternative and Hybrid Performance category of the Green Room Awards

I was the sound designer on the project, with Zoe Stewart (set/costume) and Chris Heywood (Interactive programming/integration).

More information on the show here.

Gig at West Space, 28 Feb

by Nigel Brown
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An evening of improvised sound featuring local and visiting artists dealing in instrument extension, microsonics and abrasive textures. Duo/trio combinations. 

8pm sharp, Thursday 28th Feb 2013

West Space Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne 

crys cole (CAN) - electronics

Anthea Caddy (GER/AUS) - cello

Nigel Brown - modified accordion

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (TW/AUS) - extended vocal technique
 
entry : $8/12

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/130352247136073/

Chunky Move - 247 Days

by Nigel Brown

I'm sound operating for Chunky Move's new production, 247 Days at the Malthouse for Dance Massive.

Info and bookings

15 March - 23 March

Merlyn Theatre

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247 Days

A dynamic new work from Chunky Move.

How do we view the world? How does the world view us? Do we behave as expected, or accept who we truly are? And, if we could observe ourselves in an unguarded moment, what would we see? In this world premiere, Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk collides what has already been with what could be, challenging us to examine the importance of the individual. 247 Days is an exploration of human dynamics within the context of a shifting Australian landscape.

Credits

Malthouse Theatre & Chunky Move present
247 DAYS
Choreographed by Anouk van Dijk

Composition & Sound Design Marcel Wierckx
Set Design Michael Hankin
Lighting Design Niklas Pajanti
Costume Design Shio Otani

Performers Leif Helland, Lauren Langlois, Alya Manzart, James Pham, Niharika Senapati, Tara Soh