synescape: live performance

The Synescape (synesthetic / landscape) projects were interactive audio-visual installations held Hanoi, Vietnam.

The live performance edition of synescape was presented in an art studio-cum-cafe as part of the creative complex 60S in Hanoi, and was an introductory event for its sister; synescape: please touch

The audience were sitting facing five suspended panels on which black painted triggers were outlined. During the performance LinhHaForNow freely ‘played’ the painted panels to trigger her own pre recorded vocal phrases to an improvised backing score, and projection mapped visuals from myself and collaborators 2nanas respectively.

The performance followed a narrative of journeying from the depths of the Vietnamese countryside to the heart of hectic Hanoi and back, which provided the arc for LinhHa’s routine to progress. As such, I gathered relevant sounds first hand to evoke feelings of these locations. LinhHafornow as a local of Hanoi also contributing to the sonic palette with her selection of indigenous instruments.