Welcome to the website for the ‘Engagement Through Sound’ project. This project is being developed for the ‘VACC7030 Critically Engaged: Creative Practices in Context’ course, led by Michael Leung at Hong Kong Baptist University. My name is Edward Sanderson, and I am a PhD student with the Academy of Visual Arts at HKBU.
This project aims to investigate the potential of sound as a form of critical engagement, or its lack thereof. To that end I will be working with a group of Hong Kong-based artists and musicians to study their own approaches and understandings of “engagement” using the medium of sound. Over the course of this project I will post information about the artists and their work, as well as an extended conversation with them in which they share their thinking on this subject. The project will conclude with a performance to develop these lines of thought.
I hope you will enjoy meeting the artists and experiencing the project!