SOUND POEM SAPPORO
A secret code
i wonder what thing that is coming out in opposition to time.
A secret code from the future
It is however not that of a human being,
and of course not either from anything like a god,
whose existence cannot be imagined.
Over there on the desert underneath the non-objective sky
which is drying up bit by bit,
clinging to the one single blade of grass that is left on earth
it is the last butterfly sending up a signal.
(Shinjiro Kurahara 1889-1965)
Compositions made from field recordings, voice and around the dual principles of
Chi-Ka-Ho is an underground walk way in the heart of the city of Sapporo. Where once natural streams were flowing their is now a constant flow of humans. A human stream in a human river bed - the tunnel. Here a visual how sound could be placed in the tunnel via geolocation.
This simple stereo composition contains 2 field recordings: left side the flow of traffic in Sapporo, on the right side the flow of a small river stream from Hokkaido.
AGF and Prof. Hitoshi Furusawa, Sapporo Museum Activity Center discuss evolution of Hokkaido.
How did we become modern people ? What were the turning points of decisions made, inventions executed and influences to shape our reality now. Everything we do effects evolution. How will technology effect and how will humans be able to preserve their space. After visiting the Ainu museum and the Nature and Science Museum in Sapporo many questions arise for the consequences of our impact on the planet and our species.
The selected poems from Japanese poets are connected to the place, history, implications of the festival theme City & Nature. Different layers of music and additional dimensions of poetry do not just intermediate meanings, but rather deliver a comprehensive experience.