There are moments in your life when something changes as you hear and become aware of the sounds around you. Why do the sounds that cups and chairs make feel so distant? It seems that ‘I’ as an existence won’t be forgiven for being my ordinary self. The meaningless noise that reverberates in the living room opens up the possibility of connecting beyond the horizon... Then, I become alone and say goodbye to the ‘Me that was pretending to be like me’.
By assimilating these everyday sounds I get away from the everyday me and get closer, little by little, to the universe of ‘eternity and nothingness’. At this point – meaning the moment I change – I enter a personal time and space which could never be shared with others.
During the 2 years spent on this project I used an instrument made with rubber bands and nails to document my daily involvement with sounds. There exist various faces of ‘me’ and through the process of recording I became aware of the concept of ‘beyond the window’ and got lost in this vague daily space.
What could you see beyond the window? The whole universe and at the same time the usual me living my daily, ordinary life.
released 21 June 2007
All music composed and performed by ken ikeda
Mastered by Zengyo
Photography by Mori Koda
Photography (inner sleeve top) and art work design by mondii
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