2019.Talking Knots



Talking Knots, 2019

A revolving cylinder releases a long black cord with successive knots, which in fact constitute a sound notation encoded in both the knot’s position and its thread type. The knot positions correspond to the timing of each note, and the thread types connote each a specific hiss/click sound. The sonification of the knots is generated by a circle of twenty-four readers , results in a swarm of tiny repetitive sound patterns, combining to build a 30 minuites chilling soundscape of a surreal marshland. “Talking Knots” is a digital sound score inspired by Quipu of Inca , which allowed people to read it by only fingers in the dark .


Talking Knots on cylinder —— Talking Knots thread types


Talking Knots original score

Trangle Montain night recording 2019 –
Performers:游博能、李銘偉、李宜謹、朱宴仁、鍾易修、許雅紅、楊禮榕、汪綺、蔡奉瑾、陳秀彤、吳岱焄、黃瑋瑋、楊寶、吳貞儀、范宥弦、吳欣霏、白哲、楊雨樵、柯昭銘、田以哲、簡上儒、賴世壕、朱正明、吳啟新
Video Production: 影片製作小組:攝影、燈光‭:‬林敬堯/錄音:羅頌策/影像製作:‬陳芯宜/製作‭人:陳芯宜‬、何柏勳