MEMORY OF A -SCAPE .01
2018 l beyrouth.bey(t)
tape noise, samples, frequencies and field recordings.
fund of the idea of working on site with the site, the primary idea was to build up a piece based on recordings made in the city.
beyrouth is about 20km2 with 363 033 hab. It is a very noisy city mixed with the whole complex geo-economical environmental and political situation bringing its inhabitants to a high stress level. noises coming from crowded streets, traffic, traffic jams, construction zones; all due to its density which is about 18 152 hab./km2.
In my experience, beside the stress level, I have experienced abnormal night sleeps as I have been used to calmness for my rest, cars’ horns, cars’ alarms, car’s washing to list a few would put me out of my deep sleep, bringing me back to the light sleep stage with strange dream symbolics.
thus, I decided to make a very calming piece in order to reach a paliative effect instead. using a few sound with micro changes to develop the piece making my own metaphor of the action of remembering.
memory being a main discourse in the country of what seemed to reflect beauty in a remote-lebanon, a lebanon that used to exist before the civil war in the 70’s.