The Sound of Shadows #2 Six Trees (2010)

3min 40sec Video Installation

 

This is about what kinds of melody would be generated if the simultaneous movements of many leaves are linked with sounds. I recorded trees’ shadows playing with sunlight, and played piano following them. For recording, I decided which interval to use depending on the type of trees, and played piano watching the video like referring to a score. The shadows’ movements were a mixture of leaves and branches affected by various winds. I recorded many tracks for each section and put some tracks together as I couldn’t translate all of shadow’s movements, . I also controlled the volume carefully to create the aural distance between leaves. In a large dark space, I intended to recreate the experience of the viewers being surrounded by trees’ shadows like being in a forest, and projected the same image to three walls.