Developed during Punch In 2, an open studio residency held by Punch Creative Arena in 2018 and finished in 2019, Surround Sounds experiments with captured sound effects created with objects representative of the sound, memory and culture of the island. Juxtaposed with equally culturally retrospective, yet mismatching images, it mirrors the cacophony of Caribbean life.
Part two of this project is now in progress. Surround Sounds 2 (working title) is a piece created in collaboration with Glenn Reece, a Barbadian composer and music producer and co-owner of ChromaLab. Based on the initial concept of using only local recorded sounds and sound effects to create music, we have begun experimenting with the sounds and visuals of a journey through Bridgetown.