by Ken Ikeda
T33 19 - 2007
Ken Ikeda writes: \"I started to keep a sort of \"Sound Diary\" in 1990. And it has become a bulky record (over 140 tapes!) of improvisational, fragmental pieces of sound reflecting my everyday life over these years. The present album resulted from this \"Diary.\" I avoided an ordinary way of making music, that is, editing and transforming sound sources into a fictional composition independent of any particular time and place. For me, the process was more important than the result. Each note evolves following its own time and there is no hierarchy between them. Everyday life is affluent in sounds which escape from being represented by symbols. Behind a piece of sound exist numerous incidents. I did not try to throw light on them. I just wanted to present them as they were with their shades and shadows.\"