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Archives Invites – Dr Marcus Tan: Sound as Cultural Archive

Archives Invites – Dr Marcus Tan: Sound as Cultural Archive

Sound allows the listener to engage with the physical, psychological and emotional characteristics of the environment, while expressing qualities that can foster a sense of place. During this session, Dr Marcus Tan will examine the importance of sound as a form of intangible cultural heritage. As archives are frequently oriented towards the visual or linguistic mediums, Dr Tan will introduce how and why sounds should be archived and how such an archive can reveal the changing cultural, urban and economic landscapes of Singapore.

About the Speaker
Dr Marcus Tan is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He is currently working with us to expand and develop SoundscapeSG as an archive of Singapore sounds. Dr Tan’s research specialisation includes sound studies and soundscapes in theatre. He also examines intercultural theatre and the politics of cultural practice and has published many books and journal articles in these areas. He is also the Secretary-General of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), convenor of the Music Theatre Working Group at the IFTR, and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies.

About the Series
Curious about what goes on in the National Archives of Singapore? Join us for this monthly series of talks, as we unlock stories of our nation through the archives’ collections.

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