Be Like Sound

Be Like Sound

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Free

Location

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

Canada

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BLS is a a six channel surround sound work designed to respond to the acoustics esthetics of the courtyard.

About this event

Join us each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm to experience a brand new, immersive sound installation by renowned artist Paul Wong at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden’s Hall of One Hundred Rivers courtyard. Be Like Sound (BLS), specially commissioned by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden and funded by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, features a variety of curated sounds that evoke auditory familiarity for the soul - from sourced historical, sampled, remixed and new audio recordings.

BLS is a a six channel surround sound work designed to respond to the acoustics esthetics of the courtyard. Visitors will hear a 28-minute sound artwork composed of celebrations, ceremonies, music, games/play, spoken languages, labour, food preparation and the natural world. Sounds include Cantonese opera, canto-pop, the bustle of restaurant kitchens, the clatter of a Mahjong game social, the chatter of conversations, the languages (Cantonese, Mandarin and English), ping pong, badminton, trees falling in the deep forest, water in the forms of waves, babbling brooks, sounds of everyday street life, birds, and the rustling of blowing bamboo.

Wong used the ancient Chinese Feng Shui system of the five elements - fire, earth, air, water and metal - as a conceptual source of inspiration for considering and gathering sounds.

Admission to the Garden is not included .

For more info please email us at events@vancouverchinesegarden.com

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