June 12 2021
Set in “Yotsude”, an area where hut fishing is popular, this piece expresses the image of a scene with guitar phrases while looping sound sources recorded in the coastal area. Each song begins with a small number of notes, but in the latter half of the song, these notes transform into a drone. Since the subject matter of this piece is local scenery, I was very particular about the equipment I used. I used voice memos on my iPhone for field recording, and Garageband for song editing. Only two types of delay loopers were used when recording the guitar. Despite being in a cheap and simple environment, I took great care to express my work.
Recorded ambient sound :
music & Photograph by Betts(JP)
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.