數字, the word translated from "number" in Chinese, has more than one connotation. It is not only used as a noun but also a verb in describing the action of counting. The score is derived from the dates of events and incidents happened during the democratic protest in Hong Kong, 2019.
“Chant for Sleep” is a piece of 225 bars, which represent 225 days from 14th February, the first day of covid-19 death in Japan, to 25th September 2020. It is a piece of 1539 notes, which represent 1539 people in Japan who died of covid-19 during 225 days. It is intended as a requiem for the peaceful eternal sleep of covid-19 victims as well as a lullaby to make coronavirus sleep. .
Track Name: Chant for Sleep (featuring [dance] Osamu Jareo and Shin Sakuma; Toshie Kusamoto; [piano tuning and recording] Yasunaga Ueno @Stimmer Saal, Shiga; [mastered] Yusuke Kataoka; [filmed by] Toshie Kusamoto and Teruaki Okamoto @the bank of the Kamo-gawa River, Kyoto; [coordinator] Mari Satomura) || Date Created: 26 September 2020 || Date Recorded: 13 October 2020 || Duration: 6.29mins
This piece is a composition in Tidtu Kamamatuan, a Maguindanao traditional kulintangan. The melodic contours is an attempt to portray a soundscape that would describe the lockdown experience. Melodic modes were clustered according to the type of lockdown that were implemented in Metro Manila. This is an optimistic attempt to look forward to better days. And the opportunity to respond by adjusting and adapting to new normal. .
Track Name: Lockdowns and Sounds: Kilos, Pakiramay, Pag-asa. Arrangers: Eva Cuenza and Jaime Dela Cruz. Performers: [Kulintangan] Marla Anonuevo -Kulintang, James Gazmin- Agong, Kiks Ferrer- Babandir, Miguel Matthew- Dabakan; [Voices] Lhareen Lazo, Jeannae Dormido, Joseph Tinio, Jaime Dela Cruz, Angelo Laureta || Date created: September 18, 2020 || Date recorded: October 2-18, 2020 || Duration: 1.53mins