Sea of Sand, 2021
Sound Composition for Performance "Sea of Sand" 15mins 16secs
Sea of Sand is a story told by performance artist Yunan Jiang. It is about a person who carries sand in the desert from one place to another during his whole life. They spent their life doing something that was essential to them, but actually didn't change anything for the world...
In the sound composition, Qiu uses field recordings from Sonoran Desert and electronic audio to express one day in the desert. The weather is changing with time. This corresponds to the timeline of the performer from birth to death. The work interprets the cycle of life from different perspectives of performance and sound.