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Listen! road show

Sound Bum Project exhibition

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Ebisu, Tokyo 2003)

The Listen! exhibit constructed by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (MeSci) and Sound Bum traveled to the Digital Forest show running at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from April 6 – May 24 2003.

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Along the back wall a line of wooden benches was set up. Here, apart from listening to the sounds issuing from the 24 speakers, visitors could don headphones and listen in their own time to six different varieties of sound (sea, city streets, people, morning forest, radio, birds) recorded at various locations around the world.

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Travelling light is a notion that also applies to Sound Bum.
For the show a few basic necessities for a voyage in sound were displayed along with items such as maps and tickets unique to each the country, and recording notes.

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The story of Sound Bum since 1999 was presented in a slide show. MeSci kindly supplied a few of the round worksheets, left over from their show, to hand out to visitors.
As well as comments on the sounds, these were crammed with enlightening fragments of the lives of those who visited the show, such as the person who wrote, “I dropped in while out job-hunting, and found it very relaxing!”

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thumbnail image The sun in winter time

A sunny place at the Yoyogi Park….

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I wonder why the morning dews are so clear.

thumbnail image Sound Bum CD “Traveling with Sounds″

Sounds that were always there, but had escaped our awareness
2,000 JPN

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Public media for a concourse in Minatomirai Station, Yokohama

thumbnail image Mind the World

A 27m wide sound installation held at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa