Vel Vel: A Sonic Walk

The annual Thaipusam procession could not take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so sound designer Ramesh Krishnan and theatre collective Brown Voices recreated the festival’s music, sights and sounds in a series of audio tracks.

Designed as a web app that combines sound, mapping and photography, Vel Vel: A Sonic Walk may be experienced while walking the Thaipusam route in Singapore’s city centre, or from anywhere in the world.

Presented by The Arts House, the audio-visual online experience runs until 18 January 2022 at ︎︎︎

Designed with Laura Miotto and Ramesh Krishnan. Photos by KC Eng and Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer. Web development by Er Yeow Hwee. 2021.