Hear how sound becomes art in one of the few multichannel sound galleries in Canada – the +15 Soundscape. Showcasing the creations of local and national sound artists, Soundscape takes your daily walk to a new level and makes it an immersive arts experience. Located on the +15 level near the Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects administrative offices, just west of the City Hall +15 walkway.
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Immigrant Story Project: Experiment No. I
In 2021 I worked on a research project titled Immigrant Story Project (ISP) with my colleague Teresa Tam, conducting interviews with 8 immigrants in Calgary through a call-for-submission process. The project was intended to reflect on my own experience as a Chinese immigrant during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to learn from and connect with other immigrants through their individual stories.
Last summer I went back to China for the first time since 2019. I realized that the more years I spent in Canada and the more comfortable I got in my surroundings, the more distanced I felt from my original home. I was like a tourist documenting everything: the nature, the culture, the food, and people’s lives.
This soundscape work is my attempt to experiment with speech, field recordings, and technology. I especially wanted to thank Teresa Tam and four of the interviewees from ISP - Danny Loung, Saba Bidar, Hebert Poll Gutierrez, Xin Sun - for their contributions to this piece.
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