ROSMAINY BUANG X JONIT ON
NADA (that of a tone), the voice echoes in a distance. Chatters of yesteryears given new timbre. An excavation of the silenced beneath the mortar. And a wail of yearning. A symphony, a requiem. Exhausted, the Nada whispers,
"I remember it like it
A time canvas. In order to create music, we have to decorate time. But, what happens when time is being removed?
Penuh. Or, complete. I came in to share my perspective of sounds/voices, using my experiences as a gamelan practitioner, highlighting different generic elements that put together sounds/voices, and the returned responses was gold. It got even exciting when I translated these 7 different responses to the context of this project; it became something else. After which when the associate dancer pitched her thoughts on top of these existing materials, NADA expanded. Like, this subject of sound/voices, went around being explored and expressed in many different ways and I'm really looking forward to the final performance.
Once Upon A Time, 2020
Cloth artwork decorated with tape
with MKAC participants
at Gamelan Asmaradana
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I am always looking forward to learn something new. This project put me into interesting and unexpected spots and I was very excited to give deep thoughts about every angle of this project that I had to produce from workshop to white cloth.
- Rosmainy Buang
An alien in limbo trying to fit in.
It is mind opening seeing things from a different perspective through storytelling and meeting other artists working on their own dance films.
Dance film shot
at City Plaza
7 soundscapes created with
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Documented by Koh Maan Lin
The elderly began to talk about their favourite songs. One of the makciks got emotional talking about a song that meant a lot to her, and there was a general consensus that songs from the 1960s were the best as they were the most relatable. For a while, Rose took music requests from the elderly and played them on her computer, while everyone chatted about their memories with music and Geylang Serai. It was nice to see the elderly warming up to each other and connecting through shared experiences. Read more >
Documented by Syarifuddin Sahari
Listening to the audio clip which has ambient sound while walking around; detachment? Connectivity?
Echoes of past recordings about the present, heard in the present.
Lingering presence, adding to the soul of the place, like snakes shedding their skin and contributing to the forest.