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The Sounding Museum fuses anthropology, acoustic ecology, soundscape composition, and trans-cultural communication inside the context of museum education. Based on the piece “Two Weeks in Alert Bay”, it supplies researchers, practitioners, and audiences with an instrument to gain an acoustic image of the contemporary cultural and everyday life of the Kwakwaka’wakw of Alert Bay, BC. The project mediates intercultural competence thorough the affective agency of sound.
With the coeval Session Musician’s Approach, introduced and analysed in text, audio, and interactive form, it also bridges the gap between art, science, and education.
The Box of Treasures contains a book, 2 DVD’s and 1 CD:
Two Weeks in Alert Bay, 2nd edition (audio CD), with the main piece and 9 supplementary tracks
Two Weeks in Alert Bay (audio DVD in DVD-video format); the original piece in surround sound (full, medium, and short version)
Raven Travelling (DVD-ROM); a flash application with extensive supplementary materials, such as raw field audio, recording logs, photography, a little bit of video footage etc., accessible on an interactive map, and
Four Worlds (book, 419 pages), which discusses theory and practice of the Sounding Museum by the example of “Two Weeks”.
With a foreword by Barry Truax.