I am Teresa Barrozo, a Filipino sound artist and curious listener who has been working professionally as a composer and sound designer for film and theater since 2007.
My background revolves around telling stories using music/sound as the medium. This has since expanded to artistic investigations on the practice of listening and exploring the myriad ways this act affects the daily lives of people from all social classes. I am concerned about how sound--both its form and function--can “visibly” and “invisibly” mold or transform communities, draw or erase borders, and make or unmake the world in varying degrees. I believe that as we collectively come up with new ways of listening, we are also discovering together new perspectives, new approaches, and new ways of understanding situations.
Throughout past and present projects, I use my habitat as a personal starting point, but my bigger aim is to create works that engage my local and the global community to think about new ways of listening--to the environment, to society, and to each other. I believe that once we learn how to truly listen, this can lead to a deeper, more embodied understanding, and eventually move us towards a kinder world.
THIS TOO SHALL PAS(T)
A contemplation on the concept of ephemerality experienced through framed sounds in a performance structure.
How you listen determines what you hear. This too shall pass.
Karnabal Festival 2015 | UP Vargas Museum, Philippines
Sound + Environment 2017 | University of Hull, United Kingdom
A site-specific sound installation commentary on the transmission of Philippine oral and aural history and tradition, creating echoes of another space and time through the multi-sensory form of listening experience.
Performatura Festival 2015 | CCP Library and Archives, Cultural Center of the Philippines