- rando wiki gave me Aya Shimokozuru, Mahonia taronensis, and Moving Gelatine Plates. i chose the first article, Aya, as her story was bright yet tragic. her article painted a picture of potential mired by catastrophe: one financial, one nuclear. a bright, young olympian soccer star in and out of retirement due to forces beyond her control.
- wind from the whistles of the soccer fans cheering. lowkey i kind of forgot this was part of the prompt but upon reflection, whistles aren’t rly vocal (unless you go into the whistle register which i just learned about on the good ol’ google)
- i think (?lol) this is a waltz but this entire project has been put together this wknd without instruments (midi or otherwise) just the macbook keys and the clicky click mousey boi. i did my very best, i promise, but i know not what i am doing my dudes.
my hope was to paint a picture of the emotional journey of aya shimokozuru. from a cheered, beloved player, to an olympian, to a retiree, to a captain & back out into the ether. i wanted to play with presence and tension, and used the audio of the soccer fans to play with the atmosphere & shape of her journey.
please enjoy the waltz of aya shimokozuru (下小鶴 綾のワルツ)
Looking for feedback on
feedback on construction, and if it resonated with you, but not on mixing (i was away from home/access to studio monitors).