Back to the Ocean

Spatial Sound Composition/ 2022
Presented at EiS Immersive Audio Conference, University of Gloucestershire, 2022, “ELECTRIFY”, 2022, Iklectik Artlab London

Back to the Ocean is a spatial sound composition exploring our human’s bodily and spiritual connection between with the ocean, inspired by a drowning experience in Saipan's open waters. As consciousness teetered on the edge, an ineffable sensation of belonging and boundlessness emerged, reminiscent of returning to the womb—an experience of "oceanic feeling".

The composition predominantly utilizes sound recordings from ocean water and the vaginal region, captured with hydrophones and field recorders.  This sonic narrative unfolds in three stages: immersion, deconstruction, and rebirth. The first stage explores the underwater soundscape, while the second deconstructs the body through granulated sounds, culminating in a bubbling sonic bath. The third stage conveys the ineffable sense of boundlessness akin to a fetus.