The diversity of Tokyo’s sounds can make a string of connection about the Japanese noise culture. They seem influenced by it every day, by this constant knitting of different textures and tonic profiles. Mostly it is a mechanical profile, almost nothing organic but the voice of the whole humans gathered in one. Everything is wrapped in and comes through this artificial-synthetic medium, like poor speakers from the street or old radio. It becomes a walk of discovery of sounds and small areas of quietness, and the impact of the noise afterwards, for a short while, and basically a subtle flux, a drone.
Sound composition commissioned by SEMI SILENT for the program SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES organized by Asociația Jumătatea plină.
Photo by Simina Oprescu, 2019
Simina Oprescu is composing since 2012, interested in the possibilities of sound’s integration in the visual mediums and the capacity of sound to change radically the understanding of the image: „In the Beginning was the Sound”. Simina studied photography and video art at the Arts University in Bucharest and one year in the electroacoustic composition department at the Royal Conservatory of Mons, Belgium.
Recorded, edited and mixed by Simina Oprescu for SEMI SILENT.