Year 3012: Look! They are coming!… (Part One)
Nobody remembers exactly what happened. After the BIG-EVENT we all live at HOME. We all have been living perfectly happy inside this crystal sphere floating around what we call PLANET. From time to time people travel to the bottom of HOME to watch the green surface and blue waters of PLANET. The elderly people say that many years ago PLANET wasn’t that green, they say it was gray and the sky was dark with no stars. Nobody knows who built HOME. Nobody questions anything.
The LEGEND says that many centuries ago people used to live on PLANET in big groups. They were very primitive and savage. They used to drive very dangerous machines, they used to poison the air, the water, always competing, and they were constantly killing each other. There was no peace and harmony.
The LEGEND also says that after the BIG-EVENT of PLANET humans were divided. Many humans went to outer space and others decided to stay at HOME.
She is an extremely intelligent, strange, and sad girl. She rarely speaks and when she does she either talks about the broken hologram of “Ancient Civilizations” or about the returning of the other humans to PLANET. Sometimes She is at the edge of HOME spending hours and hours looking at the green landscapes of PLANET like she wants to be there. No one is allowed to go outside HOME, as a matter of fact, no one has been out of HOME ever. She also spends a lot of time looking at the sky at nights whispering “they will come, they will come back.” She is very convinced that with every advanced civilization there is always a crucial moment when they want to return to their ancestors looking for answers.
I will never forget the day she started shouting pointing to the sky “SHHHH! LOOK!!! THEY ARE COMING!!!, SHHH!!!” That was the first day I saw her smiling, full of life!. Then we all started looking at the sky, there were little lights floating around the sky, getting bigger and bigger, coming to the direction of HOME.
She was right!, they were coming back! They were landing on PLANET!. “It’s amazing!!!…” she cried.
Those beautiful big brown eyes never knew that every time she was projecting the broken hologram she was signaling them to come back, not to HOME, but EARTH.”
Again, another live musical improvisation (“Music on the Fly”) using the Kaossilator Pro tabletop and the original Kaossilator tabletop synths. Very few digital editing for basic restoration (background noise reduction) and slow 360 stereo field rotate effects. No compressor, no MIDI, no hard limiting, no pan/expand effects, and no normalizing process. Few background voices, sound effects and a simple “mixing” using a Belkin star and recorded directly to a Zoom H2 (wav-format: 16bit, 44100Hz).
For best performance use your headphones and turn off the lights.
Short Story: September 2011.
Music: September 2010.
Photo: September 2012 taken with my mobile phone and edited with GIMP.
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©Eduardo Nava – November 2012