Yannick Dauby & Yen-Ting Hsu ‎– Chiayi Sounds #2

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14 × File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps


1 Birdwatching With Gu Rui-Yuan, 09.05.30, Yongfu 4:45
2 Muller's Barbet Chick, 09.05.30, Matoushan 4:01
3 Pigeon Whistles, 09.03.12, Yizhu 2:28
4 Whistle Making, 09.03.12, Yizhu 1:11
5 Rope-Making Machine, 09.09.18, Minhsiung 2:48
6 Crop In A Tea Garden 09.10.27, Meishan 3:08
7 Drying Tea Leaves, 09.10.27, Meishan 1:59
8 Latouche Frog, 09.06.23, Dingbenzai 3:36
9 River After The Typhoon, 09.08.11, Tefuye 3:00
10 The Mayor Tells A Joke, 09.08.13, Tapangu 1:22
11 Treefrogs During The War Ritual, 10.02.16, Tapangu 4:12
12 Serpent Crested Eagle, 09.05.31, Matoushan 1:13
13 Hitting The Sticky Rice, 10.02.15, Tapangu 2:43
14 Mo-o Sings "Crab Song", 09.07.22, Tapangu 2:01


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.
Three years after the "Chiayi Sound Project" was completed, Yannick Dauby, Yen-Ting Hsu and Wan-Shuen Tsai extract some sounds from the vast field recordings archive to construct an aural environment to be presented at TheCube (Taipei, Taiwan), an exhibition space curated by Amy Cheng and Jeph Lo. The exhibition area is divided into several zones. The main room is a multi-channel listening space set up with various sound reproduction devices. The composition work has been influenced by sound documentary and spatialization experiments. Even though the visual element is deliberately reduced, this exhibition is not lacking in images. A catalogue of this exhibition was published containing sound anecdotes written during the Chiayi Sound Project field sessions and interviews between the curators and artists.