Multiple Portables

Play these tracks with your mobile / smart devices. They can be your phone, your old phones, your tablets, or your laptop instead of dedicated headphones, stereo systems, or monitors.

A new piece will be released every Monday for five weeks, each consists of two, three, or four channels. Use one device for each channel, hit play simultaneously, or not simultaneously, or play the tracks one after another, or play a three-channel piece with two devices in different combinations.

Place the devices in different locations, move them around during playback. You may muffle the speakers, move the devices around or swing them with your arms. Turn the volume up, or preferably, turn the volume of each speaker down to as low as barely audible, and let them gradually fill up the space.

 

If you live with your partner / children / flatmates, or if there are other people around you, join with them and move around in the space with the devices during playback.

Please switch on Do Not Disturb mode on your devices and lock the screens while listening to avoid pop-up notifications.

#1 - Steps Drifting Off

Sounds are triggered or compressed at different rates, and they drift apart.

 
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#2 - Drip, Permeate, and Mutate

Arpeggiated chords, stretched differently in different outlets. 

 
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#3 - LF Modulations

What you hear may not travel with you.

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#4 - In Tune and Wandered Off

Chords go out of tune.

 
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#5 - Relatively Pseudo-Cantonese

Cantonese has six tones that are relative to each other. Some pronunciations are phonically meaningful only when combining with other words. Many sounds don't fit all six tones, and those fall into wrong tones may not have a corresponding word for them, i.e. pseudo-words.

 

Voice:

Steve Hui 許敖山, Viola Yip 葉天慧, Charles Ng 吳漢紳, Lam Lai 林儷

 
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