A SONG WITHIN US combines virtual reality and sound interaction with ambisonic system.
Lights turn on. The stage of a theater. A dozen Taiwanese aboriginal singers stand around me on a circle. The dancers move in harmony, singing together a traditional song. you sing with them and, under the effect of your voice, the environment is changing. On the walls of the room, the variations of lights form infinite landscapes that evolves, grow and, gradually, occupy all space until… The dream takes over.
A Song Within Us is a sound-interactive experience, with Ambisonic audio. It is an experience that encourages viewers to become involved in a Taiwanese aboriginal fantasy ritual.
In the experience, viewers can witness the preparations like a behind- the-scenes person and learn about task arrangement along hierarchies in the ceremony. Since dancing and singing are the most significant cultural symbols among indigenous peoples in Taiwan, viewers can learn the characteristics of “No move un-danced, no voice unsung.”