...this time I used recordings while placing myself at the edge of things. [...] it was all about capturing sounds that flow from the middle of a place (like the large office I work in) and merge with those on the outside. It's also about how documents, whether photographs, text, or audio evolve over time, taking in elements of the margins of life, and sometimes editing, and even destroying them.
These tracks were influenced by three writers: Barry Hannah with his wonderful collection of short stories, "Airships," a myriad of Donald Barthelme's work of focused American absurdity, and the romantic SF (precursor to Steampunk) work of Michael Moorcock, especially, "The Nomad of the Time Streams."
Japanese: ...You know that the Japanese stage is empty.
Inquirer: That emptiness demands uncommon concentration.
Japanese: Thanks to that concentration, only a slight additional gesture on the actor's part is required to cause mighty things to appear out of a strange stillness.