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MEGAPHONICS

Megaphonics is a series of interventions in public spaces in Tokyo where Japanese-speakers use megaphones to recite a collection of lyrics from Latin-American romantic songs known as “Boleros”. The words are not translated, but phonetically transcribed from Spanish into Japanese using Katakana. What is uttered through the amplifiers is hence a phonic interpretation deprived of meaning. Notwithstanding the confusion, these puzzling echoes aim to alter the sonic landscape in the city.

2016

 

 

 

Thanks to: Hamada Miri, Jinushi Maiko, Hanasaki Kaya, Higashino Tetsushi, Ogawa Nozomu, and Tokyo Wonder Site.

 
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