Zul Mahmod Website

10 08 2017

Please connect and direct to my website Zul Mahmod for all updates of my work.

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Soichiro Fukutake Prize Award.

15 01 2017

Totally surprised, grateful and deeply honoured to win the inaugural Soichiro Fukutake Prize award. Thank you Mr Fukutake!

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Zul Mahmod new website

10 11 2016

My website is up and running. Do check it out!
http://www.zulmahmod.com





SONICreflection at Singapore Biennale 2016.

10 11 2016

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SONICreflection

10 11 2016

SONICreflection is a sound installation that explore and investigate sonic territories and sonic tension in an urban city like Singapore. Singapore, being a melting pot has attracted a lot of migration to the city. Most of the countries in Southeast Asia have set up their little towns in Singapore, bringing their cultures and traditions. We have Little Thailand, Little Myanmar, Little Vietnam, Little Philippines and so forth. Each of this town is so distinct in terms of culture, food and sound. These little towns have their own sonic characteristics. With this sonic characteristic, it creates sonic territories of each town. I am interested to do sound recordings of these places. All these recordings will be layered together with found sound in Singapore like e.g city sound, MRT, markets, nature sounds, coffee shops and shopping malls.

These recorded sound recordings will be transmitted using multiple tweeters mounted on wok lids. Wok is predominantly used in Southeast Asia for cooking. Wok lid is being used to cover or protect the dishes. In a way is like protecting each of their cultures. In this work, it reveals and exposes using sound. The tweeters will be faced inwards to reflect the sound to transmit it widely. These recorded sound will be group according to the town e.g 10 tweeters represent one town. It will be played back at different times and also at one point all will be played simultaneously. On top of that, I will be using pencil microphones to amplify the physical space. I am interested to experience whether this will create sonic tension in one physical space.

 New commissioned artwork by Singapore Art Museum





DIALOG at Esplanade Tunnel, Singapore

12 04 2016

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DIALOG, 2016

10 04 2016

 

In this work I am creating a structure using copper pipes with different thickness and depth on the wall. 512 pieces of solenoids will be mounted on the copper pipes at different places of the structure. There will be a composition on how the solenoids will be triggered to hit the copper pipes. The composition will last for 20mins and then it will go on a loop. The sound will travel from one place to another and also it will create a dialog with the space. Audience will be able to listen when they walk passed the tunnel space. The sound created by the solenoids hitting the pipes will correspond to the acoustic of the tunnel space at esplanade. The work also explores the aural architecture of the space and challenge the audience perception when listening to sound.

 








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