People are carried away by rumors. I created a work called Rumor, which projects the emptiness felt by rumors.
This time, I made field recordings on Nagashima, a remote island in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, where the historic National Hansen’s Disease Sanatorium is located.
There was no sign of people on the beach where we mainly recorded, and it was a beautiful place where we could forget everything about our daily lives and immerse ourselves in the scenery and natural sounds.
The songs were created using the same process as past works, layering selected sound sources with guitar performances. A total of five songs, all at 9:58, were created. This time, the music was presented on a CD and a booklet describing my personal feelings.
This work is not yet available for distribution. The physical version of the CD + booklet shown in the photo is available at “Cafe Sazanami House (@sazanami_ensemble)” in Nagashima Aiseien, Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
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.