I made this track after seeing the movie, “ The Cove.” The movie is about the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
“Taiji Dolphin Requiem” is an underwater soundscape featuring the unique vocals of dolphins. It is meant to serve as a audible experience to supplement “The Cove” in reflection of the dolphins that have died there as well as the living ones that still find it their home.
For me, participating in a discussion, argument, or debate, isn’t about winning or losing, it’s about understanding and coming closer to truth, to reality. I love it when errs in an argument or statement I might make is pointed out and corrected. I take out the trash and I learn something new.
I make healthy efforts to justify and support an argument or statement initially and may very well try to convince the other party in the truth of those claims, but it is not with expectations of changing their minds, it is with expectations that they will either agree or disagree, and if they agree or confirm my sentiments, we carry on believing it is the case, if they don’t agree, I can only hope that they make a better case or argument in support of their stance. And If I find it valid and the errs in my argument are revealed I come out of the discussion with new knowledge, and a little less polluted then before I started the discussion.
“Aluminum Sticks” was created for the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remix” Project. I made the track using sounds that were generated from drumming trash cans, bottles, buckets, pots and pans, etc… all natural sounds. Sounds I thought that when arranged carefully, created a feeling of thrift, of recycling, of being more resourceful. It is meant to demonstrate how we can reuse natural resources for other valuable means, how we can use them for other purposes after they have already been used up for their original intentions. All the sounds created in this track were on materials that weren’t originally made with the intention for them to be instruments, but with just a little resourcefulness, instead of throwing out these items, music can be made. Using resources this way in every aspect of life allows us to improve our sustainability. Less wasteful, more resourceful.