Fragility is a 3-part project exploring the grey areas between solid and abstract. It is an aural exploration of the grey lines between sounds in quotidian environment, their visual reference; and the music brought about by abstracting these sounds through sonic manipulation. Taking distinct qualities from patches of ambience and playing with sound’s inherent quality to signify anything other than its own, we experience waves of auditory perception where sounds shift back and forth, from being visually gratified in our minds to being appreciated for their abstract musical qualities. It is the subjective configuration of these meanings that witnesses the breaking apart and coming together of sounds in musique concrete.
It was presented as a performance-installation at the NUS CyberArts Studio, Singapore in 2007 as part of an independent study module with Prof Lonce Wyse.