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Sound Shuttle
by Videotage
Location: Videotage
Artist(s): Max HIRSH, Michael SCHIEFEL
Date: 7 Jan - 7 Jan 2011

A suitcase that filled with sound from all over the world has finally arrived Videotage at this one night exhibition on Friday, Jan 7, 2011!

Videotage is proud to present the Asian premiere of the sonic art installation Sound Shuttle, a collaboration between Max Hirsh and Michael Schiefel. The work takes a playful approach to the acoustic dimensions of life on the go. Reconfiguring the noises produced for and by people in transit, the exhibition highlights the critical role that acoustics play in shaping our experience of the everyday urban environment. Traveling and commuting is the essential everyday experience shared by many, from the MTR in Hong Kong, the Sherut, ‘shared taxi’ in Tel Aviv, Israel to the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France. Around the world, transit spaces enable our movement across cities, countries and continents.

Sound Shuttle is an intersection of sound art with urban studies. The project has been ongoing for 4 years and was shown in Berlin previously. The sounds are field recorded of commuting networks in various cities such as Berlin, New York, Tel Aviv, Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing with a special made electronic device designed by Max. In this version, Michael edited and remixed the urban soundings into a new sonic composition for Hong Kong station.

SOUND SHUTTLE - An installation that explores transit spaces around the world
...First Stop in Hong Kong: A one-night-only sound art exhibition @ Videotage by Max Hirsh & Michael Schiefel

Date: 7 January 2011 (Friday)
Time: 7-10pm
Venue: Videotage
Address: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kln. HK.
*Free admission* (Artists will be present.)

About the Artists

Max Hirsh
Original from Berlin, Max is an urban and architecture theorist and is currently a PhD Candidate in Architecture at Harvard University. His dissertation—Airport Urbanism: The Urban Infrastructure of Global Mobility--investigates the expansion of international air traffic and its implications for architecture and urban design in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Max has been a visiting faculty member, guest lecturer, and design critic at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and South China University of Technology. His writing were published in Log, History & Technology, The Next American City, and Informationen zur modernen Stadtgeschichte.

Michael Schiefel
Michael is a Berlin-based experimental/electronic jazz vocalist and Professor of Vocal Jazz at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Weimar. Michael has recorded 15 albums over the past decade. His solo performances feature multilayered vocal loops that vary between grooves, soundscapes, and lyrics. Michael’s latest album, My Home is My Tent, was released in Fall 2010. Michael has been a visiting scholar at Harvard; and has given concerts and master classes in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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