4 - 5 August 2022

Nanyang academy of fine arts

Presentation (Video-On-Demand)

Day 1 (Video-On-Demand)Thursday 4 August 2022, 15:35 onwards

Ethnic Diversity in Sound, Thailand

Sirasar Boonma

This work aims to show the sonic sphere of the Karen people in Thailand. With lullabies, songs, stories and lamentation for trees and rivers. In addition, we will also present how Hear & Found works with indigenous musicians to promote cultural diversity.

The Karen people are one of the biggest indigenous groups in Thailand who lives in the forest, and they also hold much wisdom for taking care of forest and biodiversity.

Hear & Found is a creative social enterprise in Thailand. Our mission is to eliminate the discrimination against indigenous people through music - creating a new way of communication to create a multicultural society that can coexist peacefully.

A creative social entrepreneur with a professional background in music, sound design, business strategy, and experience design, Sirasar co-founded Hear & Found to connect local music and technology; as a platform to explore new ways of cultivating local culture and tradition.

She earned a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Music at Silpakorn University, Thailand and a master's degree of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (Music Pathway) from Goldsmiths, University of London.

She has more than a decade of experience managing high-standard creative projects, developing relationships with local and indigenous communities, as well as working on various projects with Thailand's leading social enterprises and tourism organizations. She was awarded the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) professionals UK Alumni awards for the social impact category.

Hear and Found is a creative social enterprise which provides access to distinctive local music and sound around Thailand. Their mission is to expose distinct cultural treasures for media creators and adventurous listeners while supporting the local creatives, especially those from marginalized and indigenous backgrounds.house art exhibitions by different artists who will explore environmental issues through their own perspectives and approaches.