Gentle Steps Tainan
躡步台南



Nigel Brown
奈鳩・布朗


We tend to privilege sight as the primary sense for understanding the world around us. The practice of sound walks, pioneered decades ago by people such as Max Neuhaus and R. Murray Schafer, gives an opportunity to reorient our experience of place.

Sound comes to us through time and its impermanence requires an active engagement with memory, physicality and imagination in order to derive personal meaning. The walks documented in these recordings took place in the neighbourhoods of Tainan City, Taiwan. They were part of my ongoing orientation in a new home. On each walk I carried with me a single tone emanating from my body and reflecting off the surfaces that defined the spaces I passed through. Hear them as a substitute for your body as your mind takes the walk transmitted by your headphones.
我們傾向將視覺作為主要的感知渠道去認識我們的身處的世界。聲音漫步是在十年前由多位聲音工作者,包括馬克思 · 纽豪斯(Max Neuhaus)和 R. 莫瑞 ‧ 薛佛(R. Murray Schafer)所開拓的工作方法,有助於重新組織聽者的在地經驗。

聲音透過時間所傳達,它是暫時的,且需要人集結記憶、身體、和想像的共和力量,積極參與聆聽的過程,得以煉出一種個人的意義。

我在這裡呈現的聲音漫步創作紀錄的是台南的四個地區,這些紀錄對我來說是我在台南(我的新家)持續發展的方針。在此計畫中,每次行走,我總攜帶著一個固定頻錄的聲音,這個頻錄從我的身體放射至周圍各種表面上來定義我所穿過的空間範圍。透過耳機聆聽時,讓聽到的聲音取代你的身體,帶您的意識出去行走。


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☯ ABOUT

Nigel Brown


Nigel Brown is a sound artist who enjoys delving into the unknown and working within a situation of instability and negotiation. This approach applies across the various contexts that he creates work - improvised performance, composition, documentation, design.

In 2016 he relocated from Melbourne, Australia, to Tainan, Taiwan to establish Ting Shuo Hear Say with Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, a studio and performance space for the promotion of listening practice and experimental music. Engaging with the soundscape of Taiwan through sound walks and recording projects he has been developing a closer relationship to this new home.



☯ 關於 

奈鳩・布朗


聲音藝術家,忠於探詢未知的領域和在非穩定、需協調的狀況下工作。布朗的創作涉及多種聲音領路,包括即興表演、作曲、紀錄、和設計。

布朗2016自澳大利亞的墨爾本移居至台灣,並和張惠笙在台南共同開設聽說,一個聲音工作室兼表演場地。透過聲音漫步和紀實錄音為方法,布朗參與台灣的音景並和這塊土地建立更深的聯繫。



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 tingshuostudio.org




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