Featured image: Voices and sounds resonate through the Princeton University Chapel, as explored by Bora Yoon haunting its stairwells and alcoves.
This week on These Vibes, we open up to music and space with Bora Yoon, experimental multi-instrumentalist and Princeton Department of Music doctoral fellow. Hear Bora’s “sonic surrealism” where architecture meets sound, from the celestial Princeton chapel to the guttural “Little Box of Horrors.” We listen to (and occasionally narrate) the dimensions of these sound installations, wherein Bora mixes recordings of animals, heartbeats, voicemails, and illustrious instruments like wind chimes and music boxes. The compositions meld tensions, storytelling and environment—thanks Bora for sharing your musical methods in-depth!
In other news:
- A massive radio telescope in Puerto Rico, the Arecibo Observatory, was hit hard by Hurricane Maria and is still on the road to recovery.
- Paralyzed rats have regained their motor skills thanks to new gene therapy techniques that help dissolve scarred blockages in the spinal cord.
- Young manta rays have been a mystery for many years, but the discovery of a nursery in the Gulf of Mexico has opened a path toward studying the sea traveler’s full lifecycle.
The playlist can be found on WPRB.com or below.