Spectres is an artistic response to the Anthropocene epoch, a geological time when human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Evoking dystopian narratives of a future in which the wildlife of Singapore has all but vanished, Spectres takes the form of an immersive audio-visual installation. Its environment is haunted by the remnants of sounds that once inhabited this island.
Derived from artist , composer and sound designer Zai Tang's archive of field recordings in local natural habitats, Spectres brings these deceased sonorities back to life, re-animating them using digital imaging and sound visualization techniques. Yet, these ethereal images and sounds no longer resemble the creatures from which they originated. They have metamorphosed into myriad phantasmagoric forms and disfigured expressions, embodying a deep, full vision of a desolate horizon. An unforgettable, immersive aural experience from the artist who brought you "Respect", featuring recordings from Bukit Brown Cemetery.
By day, Spectres is an audio-visual installation exploring the spectre of extinction. By night, it transforms into a performance space, Spectres LIVE. Each evening, three Singapore-based musicians are invited to play with Zai Tang. Through 2 hours of improvised, experimental music, they will explore sonic dialogues on the theme of disappearance. Come listen to veterans and newbies of the Singapore indie electronic scene as they create raw and passionate music together.