Bringing words to life with sound

Ng Sze Min (far left) with the co-founder of Artwave Studio, Pan Zai'en, at the "Say What Ah" exhibition at The Arts House.
Ng Sze Min (far left) with the co-founder of Artwave Studio, Pan Zai'en, at the "Say What Ah" exhibition at The Arts House.PHOTO: ARTWAVE STUDIO

The gentle sounds of gates opening, footsteps on gravel and plants being watered may not even register to most listeners.

To sound artist Ng Sze Min, though, these sounds are as essential as visuals in setting a scene and telling stories.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2020, with the headline 'Bringing words to life with sound'. Print Edition | Subscribe