A journey on a train towards nowhere.
Nowhere better where I am.
To explore my desirable state of mind in contrast to the current one.
To portrait pictures of my various mental space and the transitions among them in this sound narrative.
Impetuous, Extreme, Cynical, rebellious, pessimistic
The world in my eyes
Full of artifacts, noise, and fakeness.
The beauty of the world, on the other side, magnifies all those hideousness and hypocrisy which are intolerable for me.
Personal emotions against these flaws
Panic, fear, perplexity, willing to escape.
Wake up In the lift(Spatial transference into mental space)
Helplessness from the world Towards Nature and Authenticity
Symbolism and Sound Transformation
All sounds are self-recording except the final train sound – Symbolise the world around me and my imaginary world
Characteristic of the sound pieces
Sound symbolized my daily life: Get up from bed – drinking water – walk into the lift.
Transition sound：Lift going down.
Abstract sound：Knocking, scratching, rubbing, fan rotating-Mix with-
Noise of people talking——Symbolize the imperfect world.
Sound of nature—-Symbolize inner peace and self-forgiveness I yearn for.
Also, the soundscape follows chronologic order in a sense that everything will eventually go into peace at night. Ironically, that’s when I am sober.
- It is an extraordinary challenge to find sounds in accordance with minds.
- The technical problems to produce original sound effects for real to surreal transition.
- Difficulty pushing the soundscape to the climax.