Distant Dialogues: Gooooose
To participate in Gooooose’s ‘Dance’ project, please submit anything that makes you feel like dancing. It could be a sound, a music video, short clip or ambient sound recorded on your phone, or even some text, an image, or a video. Submit your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and ‘Dance’ as subject title.
I want to understand, what is dance music to British people? Or to put it another way, what kinds of sound make them feel like moving their bodies?
Users should submit anything that makes them feel like dancing. It could be a sound, a music video, short clip or ambient sound recorded on their phone, or even some text, an image, or a video.
I’m always interested in the influence of popular music on modern British culture. These influences could be as specific as to the impact of early rock music or club music on people’s clothes and lifestyles, or as macro as to how modern music shaped modern British culture. I would specifically like to know what British people themselves think about these questions. Do they think these influences are in fact a part of their daily lives? Or do they think they are merely marketing strategies invented by the media and music industries?
The plan is to utilize anything submitted by people online as raw materials, then transform these materials to produce a sound collage, and eventually a musical piece. I could also apply a similar artistic process and run the materials through computer programs to produce a video work, using the music as a soundtrack.
GOOOOOSE is Han Han. His multi-instrumental approach of making music usually leads the audience into a place where ambient soundscape, heavily synthesized texture and syncopated rhythms find their harmony, yet still fighting with each other. Apart from making music, Han Han is also a visual artist and software developer, also front man of one of China’s electronica band “Duck Fight Goose” and owner of Miniless Recordings.