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Stay

by Iu Takahashi

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Inori 03:40

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All proceeds for December 2021 and January 2022 went to Alzheimer's Association, the world's leading group working to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia "by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support." Visit alz.org for more information.

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released December 1, 2021

I made this work thinking of my grandparents with dementia.

Both of them are now living in a facility. I stayed for a few days at their house, where no one lived, and was inspired by the clothing, dishes, and plants left there. For the sound source, I used environmental sounds coming from the house's windows and an old electronic organ that I used to play when I was a kid. In the midst of realizing the changes in my daily life, the sounds of construction, cars, and crows cawing that may otherwise sound like noise make it feel as if time has stopped only in this house.

Japan is said to have an aging population and a large number of dementia patients. Dementia is a gradual loss of memory and language, which can lead to confusion, accidents caused by the person's perception not functioning properly, and sad events.

Produced, recorded, and mastered by lu Takahashi: field recordings, transposed electrons (electric organs), synths, voice, text
Photo by Hirofumi Beppu

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