Suanplu Chorus, an A Cappella Group, Suan Plu Chorus performed four songs, especially rearranged and adapted for Isara Winitchai Throne Hall. This 360 video is one of four performances which took place over the course of the exhibition.
Taking an innovative site-specific approach to sound, Suanplu Chorus derives inspiration from both the time and space of any given performance. Inspired by the medley of residual layers of history in the Isara Winitchai, they rearranged songs from the early Rattanakosin (Bangkok) era and composed movements and vocals that are informed by the unique acoustics of the space itself. As an acappella chorus,they use vocals to reinvigorate these songs with more modern melodies and methods to create in the audience an experience of the period’s intangible heritage that corresponds directly with the space, and that is done in a way that blends both the essence of the past and the power of the present.