(Prototype) Hong Kong is a city of amazing sights and sounds. It is also a city where the predominant language is Cantonese, a language comprised of 9 distinct tones, very difficult for foreigners to decipher. Scoring the City explores the idea of sound as landscape.
Sounds from around the city were recorded digitally. Using the open-source program VVVV, sounds are triggered when viewers pass their hands over the glasses. The movement also triggers lights to move on opposite cups, causing the sound to build and layer. In its ideal form, the piece would consist of dozens of pedestals of varying heights, creating a literal lansdscape in which users could compose their own experience of the city.
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VVVV, servo motors, wood
School of Creative Media
City University of Hong Kong SAR
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