Violentiam [for World Listening Day 2018]//

VIOLENTIAM. This is a collection of eight audio files recorded using mobile phone within 2016-7 while I was undergoing cancer treatment. The files were unaltered. They were sequenced based on when I have heard them, usually moving from only two locations--my house to the hospital. The bird song that were persistent in this 5mins piece were recorded after my treatment, when I was already allowed to return to my other city of residence, signaling a new lease in life. The piece is called “violentiam” because these were the sounds of the most violent years of my life having faced mortality.