Designing an original work does not mean imposing personal choices or tastes on the end customer.
It is above all to listen to his expectations, and try to perceive what he imagines, to transcribe it as close as possible.
Here, the producer's request, for the sound illustration of its production credits, was that a particular sound had to follow the movements in space of the main light source.
Better with headphones…or in a movie theatre ;-)
With a minimal set (cheap MIDI keyboard, cheap second hand Squier Strat guitar, cheap audio interface, LogicPro X, FinalCutPro X, my MacBook Pro laptop computer), I finally made what I had in mind.
Using live footages from Hong Kong MTR and protests, composing new music, putting them all together with the photos I made from last summer protests, here is "Hong Kong on Fire" (audio and video), first part of a new "Hong Kong Standing" project.
My tribute to this city I love, and to its brave people that always welcomed me gently.
Here's "Hong Kong on Fire" video:
And the audio track:
It sounds different from my other tracks, and I wanted it to be not related to my intimate story.
But it was.
When I just finished it, I met a guy in Paris: his name was Hanz, and Hanz was a singer.
He decided to put words on my music, and to sing them.
Once again, his own words was related to my story…
I used his voice track on the video.
The video was made in Paris, on April 2019, as I had just finished a photo shooting with two Taiwanese dancers.
They accepted to improvise a choreography after I told them…my story.
Thank to them.
Here's the video with Hanz's words:
And here's the original track: