Back to the Ocean



16-Channel Composition/ 2022
11’38”

Back to Ocean is a 16-channel spatial sound composition exploring the bodily and spiritual connection with the ocean.

The work is inspired bya near-death-experience (NDE) of drowning in the open water of Saipan. Upon crossing the borderline of losing consciousness, an ineffable sensation of belonging and boundaryless emerged to the artist as if going back to the mother’s womb.

The composition is structured based on the NDE to craft a sonic narrative in four stages: immersion, exploration, deconstruction, and reformation. Materials employed for the composition are predominately recordings of water and human body.