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Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Winston Yeung, 2023]

Beyond the Loudspeaker is performance-installation exploring ways to produce electronic sound without the use of conventional loudspeakers. Almost all electronic music relies on the use of a loudspeaker in its performance or production. This exhibition presents alternative methods for electronic sound creation through high voltage sparks, plasma speakers and electromechanical devices to excite objects and summon sound. 

Beyond the Loudspeaker is a collaboration between Tim Shaw and Dirty Electronics, comissioned and first performed in Hong Kong at Sound Forms Festival at Tai Kwun Contemporary for Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong (CMHK).

Featuring spark gaps, plasma speakers, high voltage constructions, flickering lights, dry ice, motors and material bought, found and salvaged from Hong Kong.

Alt text Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Winston Yeung, 2023]

Alt text Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Winston Yeung, 2023]

Alt text Spark Gap Workshop, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Winston Yeung, 2023]

Alt text Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Winston Yeung, 2023]

Alt text Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Kris Yeung, 2023]

Alt text Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Kris Yeung, 2023]

Alt text Beyond the Loudspeaker, Sound Forms Festival, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong [Image: Kris Yeung, 2023]