June 2 2022
An emotional event is usually something special to a person. In reality, however, it is not so special; it is just one of countless events. Any joy, anger, sadness, shocking event, or life-related matter loses its vividness with time and is eventually forgotten. So if you look at the vast number of events instead of thinking about yourself and others this way and that, you will realize that you are just one of them and that you should not get caught up in each and every emotion. At the same time, you will also realize the emptiness of the feelings that make you feel special. This work expresses such feelings by comparing them to the generation of ripples that are born and then disappear.
Betts(JP) is an electronic sound artist from Okayama, Japan. He is a multi-instrumentalist who mainly plays live instruments such as guitar, but also uses various instruments. He uses field recordings in his works and edits them on the computer.
The performance is done with very little equipment, just a guitar and a microphone connected to two delay loopers, and the electronic droning is processed by computer in real time. Starting with his second release, “Misago,” the strict limit of five songs per piece, each 9 minutes and 58 seconds long, has given him more freedom and a wider range of expression.