What is the Role of a Music Studio in the Arts?
Music studios across time have functioned as record labels, post-production houses for film, and for concepts such as a music studio as an instrument.
Here, we’d like to think of the music studio as a producer of sound work for theatre, local literature, installations and more. Could it spear head interests and the potential of sound works? Or challenge the world of sound art?
When Artwave started, we wanted it to be a centre for everything sound related in the arts to convene.
In the literature scene, we’ve sung the words of poems, written audio plays as creative responses for book launches, interviewed authors for the marketing of their book and composed performance works for poetry. One may say this is the work of a sound artist but without the involvement of a music studio, we wouldn’t have been able to produce and disseminate the songs, audio plays and interviews.
Can the music studio push out original sound works that sit just as well in the galleries and is capable of occupying public spaces?
As a theatre company produces original plays; a book publisher publishes books, a music studio while caring about how all these might sound, can also play a part in the arts beyond the walls of cinemas, live concerts and streaming services.