Recently, I decided to revisit the Haiku project from 2016 and do some work on it, aiming to eventually post all 12 ‘reduxed’ versions.
Haiku # 4 – Koi, was originally a much bigger piece but, as with all these Haiku’s, I decided to pare it down and experiment with tiny samples from a longer field recording of a babbling brook.
As Museleon, I am really interested in the tiny sounds, the anomalies and the mistakes, as together with a self imposed limit on processing, they can create beautiful patterns, rhythms and sounds, which are often best listened to through headphones.
Haiku #4 was originally based on a modern Haiku by Bernard Gadd –
lake’s brown surface
scarlet, orange…the koi
However in the new version I imagined the Koi swimming and coming up for air in a large tank at a local Garden Centre, hence the gushing water sounds of the oxygenators. Not quite as romantic.
The artwork, Two Koi, was created by Museleon but this is what the image of the soundfile looks like –