Tahl Georges Swieca, Tools for Musicking
An exhibition of work by MADA Master of Design (by Research) candidate Tahl Georges Swieca.
Musicking describes participating in any manner and to any degree in a musical performance. Dancing, performing, composing, listening, conducting, engineering, supporting, rehearsing, critiquing, sound checking, cleaning, making and beyond can all be forms of musicking. This term transposes an understanding of music from a noun (a performance, an MP3, a record or a jam) to a verb, an act that exists in relationships between participants, no matter how direct their impact on physical sound might be. Within this room you will find a series of objects created from this perspective within the field of industrial design. More specifically, these instruments emerge from a free-improvisational methodology, leveraging ideas from the musical world to enrich a kind of design practice. From bells to drums to stringed instruments, these objects reflect the tools at my disposal. In developing new ideas in form, it is hoped that these musical instruments can in turn facilitate further musicking.