What does extinction sound like?
Liangqia Huang's body of work uses recordings of an extinct species to evoke the feeling of extinction. Her practice recomposes the extinct sound into a classical piece, which can be experienced as live performance with choreographed dance, or can be listened to in its sonic form alone.
The composition amplifies the helplessness we may feel in the face of extinction, whether that of another species or the inevitability of our own end. In this helpless state, the work is intended to produce a reverie, invoking the beauty of the extinct creature. In this sense, the experience is a sort of time machine, a sci-fi melancholy fantasy that asks us to reflect on past and future alike.