sabi

sabi



Title: sabi
Author: Nakamura, Shigenobu
Date: 1998
Type: Video
Genre: Experimentalfilm
Abstract: »Sabi« is a piece of tape music which was composed by computer sound processing. The main acoustic materials used in the sound processing are the voice of a ‚Gidayu’ singer (type of music used in the Japanese traditional puppet theater), background sounds from the German town of Karlsruhe, and electronic noise. All of the drama's accompanying music, noises, dialogs, and narration are expressed by one singer alone with the Shamisen (three-string Japanese banjo). In the »Sabi«, white and pink noise are the main electronic noises used. These noises are easily generated by a computer. In addition, a lot of computer sound processing was added to these noises in order to accentuate the expressions made by the singer's voice and the material from the soundscape of the town. »Sabi« is a word for expressing the hidden beauty in something that has withered and grown old. It is also used for expressing the traditional idea of beauty in Japan.
Extent: 00:11:25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10858/13796
http://hdl.handle.net/10858/13796
Producer: ZKM | Insitut für Musik und Akustik

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