A limited space becomes unlimited by allowing people inside to perceive distinguished hearing experience at their every movement.
“Melody of Motion” takes the image of the Mandarin Chinese character “洄” to represent the concept of water swirling, and the character as a pictograph as well displays the symbol of a transmitting dynamic of energy in motions of surrounding, whirling, flowing from or around an invisible center of an energy source. After the sound installation, “A Sound Journey” at National Taichung Theater, sound artist Olifa Hsieh again applies the full-sphere surround sound format, Ambisonics, and combines it with the technology of 3D motion detection to set up “Melody of Motion”, the immersive sound installation.
I imagine that sound can be tactile like water, and it has the full potential to fluid and change without limits in space. I would like to simulate the sense of touch by using sounds.
Stepping in the installation, the audience can feel they are surrounded by sounds coming from all directions. The changing coordination of their physical movements causes a series of production of data that promptly adjusts and changes the contents of sounds. The dynamic of movements creates immediate interactions between the participants’ bodies and the sounds, so that all the invisible sounds forms a kind of intimacy with the engaging bodies. Therefore, sound becomes palpable and visible, moves like water softly and subtly, and creates an immersive experience of hearing and touching in the unlimited, fluid space.
Live Electronic Musician/ Impro.453 Sound Theater Art-Director After Olifa HSIEH finished her horn classical performance degree from Taipei Soo-chow University(2001~2005), and Lübeck University of Music MA (2005~2009) in Germany, she continued to study new media composition and live electronic performance techniques at the Hamburg High Institute for Music and Theater/European Live Electronic Center (Certification). She has learnt contemporary composition, acoustic techniques, and analog/digital synthesizer performance under Prof. Helmut W. Erdmann. In 2011, she processed her study and research further in time-based media art at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, and collaborating with difference artists.
In 2013, Olifa returned to Taiwan and founded “IMPRO.453”, a sound theater with music ensemble in live art to perform in difference venues or spaces. Olifa is well known for establishing abstract sound performance vocabulary as a communication tool to link difference art materials. Her skillful uses of vocal, instruments, acoustic and electronic sound combining all kinds of materials in multi-channels sound techniques possess the feeling of expansion of another space in time for the listeners and try to create multidimensional listening mode. She now bases in Taiwan and continues her interests in sound art, architecture, contemporary dance and live-art.