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these sound files were made for "Himekuri Calendar": a daily exhibition on the web by the artists who joined through the internet. my 30sec. c. m. is all set in the same duration of 30 seconds like a commercial video; each sound has its "conceptualized" background. contributing artists were asked that they should make their work under a monthly given theme.
インターネットで知り合った作家達による「ひめくりカレンダー」という、ウェブ日替わり展示企画用に作られた音ファイル群です。私の30sec. c. m.は、コマーシャル・ヴィデオのように、全て30秒の長さに揃えられています。参加する作家には月毎に決められたテーマに沿った作品が求められたため、それぞれの音には「コンセプチュアル」な背景があります。
Indigo Tones image 01. Indigo Tones

theme: ai テーマ: アイ

I took "ai" for "ai-iro (indigo)". the noise spectrum is classified into colors, similar to the light wave spectrum; lower is red, higher is blue. based on this, Indigo Tones are made from the sound around indigo.
Treasure Search image 02. Treasure Search

theme: takaramono テーマ: タカラモノ

means treasure. I searched the web for treasure, like pirates go on a treasure hunt. text data I found was edited as a poem, then transformed into background sound.
Thai Foo image 03. Thai Foo

theme: tai hoo テーマ: タイフウ

uses rhythm patterns which are popular in Thailand country pop music.
Surf on Jane image 04. Surf on Jane

theme: tai hoo テーマ: タイフウ

it reads as "typhoon", too. each typhoon, called by a female name, makes a bigger wave. it's a big try for a surfer but will also swallow him up.
Cut, Plug image 05. Cut, Plug

theme: cut テーマ: カット

sometimes, a spoken word in broadcasting is cut away if it's considered dirty or socially unacceptable. the word goes into silence, or a beep sound. sometimes, I hear music in it.
Smile SETI image 06. Smile SETI

theme: uchoo テーマ: ウチュウ

the space. sine wave frequency curves draw a smile for ET.
Sonic Zoom image 07. Sonic Zoom

theme: zoom テーマ: ズーム

zooming the sound in strength and length.
Hitomi My Love image 08. Hitomi My Love

theme: hitomi テーマ: ヒトミ

a lonely man sings a story about a girl: Hitomi!
Dolphin Party image 09. Dolphin Party

theme: iruka テーマ: イルカ

means dolphin. using the simulated sound which dolphin will make.
Kill That Bug image 10. Kill That Bug

theme: mushi テーマ: ムシ

means bug. the bad electric contact makes a noisy bug.
Urban Cricket image 11. Urban Cricket

theme: mushi テーマ: ムシ

when travelling to Seoul, Korea, I heard a strange sound of crickets. they were alarm clocks that a man was selling along the road.
Technocut image 12. Technocut

theme: techno テーマ: テクノ

a haircut with no sideburns is called as techno cut in Japan.
The End of Groove image 13. The End of Groove

theme: groove テーマ: グルーヴ

simulated sound of an analogue disk player playing at the end of the groove.
e-massage image 14. e-massage

theme: massage テーマ: マッサージ

put stereo speakers onto your shoulder, then play "e-massage" with maximum volume. is it cure? I do not guarantee you or your speakers, if you try this.
Prayers Echo image 15. Prayers Echo

theme: inori テーマ: イノリ

means praying. a mixture of chants from three different religions.
The Last Aphorist image 16. The Last Aphorist

theme: choh テーマ: チョウ

means ultra. an ultra high-speed full-length version of Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss.

All files conceptualized and generated by Yamaoka Yasuhiro in January-December/2001.
Background vocal on Hitomi My Love by Molder. ©2001 Yamaoka Yasuhiro. All rights reserved.

release date: 24.05.06