b:inaural uses binaural recording techniques and sound designs to emphasize a space that is once massive and intimate, public and private. This project is a collaborative and research oriented performance and architectural installation, creating a dialogue between two distinct disciplines but migrating practice in dialects, music, opera, languages and architecture by engaging professional and amateur Cantonese opera singers alike. It offers opportunity to discuss on vernacular and traditional cultural heritage, and in turn their influences on sound image in music, via oral tradition.
Thomas Tsang’s work integrates artistic practice with architecture in installations and exhibitions, and he is currently an Associate Professor at HKU. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Marion O, the Maximilian E. Rome Prize, and he was the first architect to receive the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. Du Yun is a composer, muti-instrumentalist, performance artist, and activist for new music, working at the intersection of orchestral, opera, chamber music, theatre, cabaret, pop music, oral tradition, electronics and noise. Since 2014, she is named the Artistic Director of MATA Festival, a pioneering organization dedicated to commissioning and presenting young composers from around the world.