The Story of a Virtuoso Blind Musician is the result of the tireless research of Professor Bell Yung and Sonia Ng. When The Hong Kong Memory Project approached soundpocket, we went through the textual and audio materials and coordinated with web design team XEX group and our audio editor on making a meaningful web presence for the materials. The experience conceived emphasizes the speaking and singing voice of Douwun. Dr. Sonia Ng’s narration offers an important layer (orientation) to the way Douwun’s story is experienced. The role of soundopcket, with the assistance of Natalie Lo as our editor, is to include a contemporary angle of analysis from Professor Yu Siu-wah to the articulation of the materials, and to offer advice, where needed, on the configuration of the listening experience.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sonia Ng and Bell Yung for their guidance, Patrick Mok of Hong Kong Memory Project for his constructive comments and patience in leading the project, and their tireless effort in balancing loyalty to the historical materials and ingenuity.