Reasons behind the project

Reasons behind the project

I didn’t mention much on the reasons behind the project on the About page, today let’s talk about it.

Old times

AK IN KK first established on 2016, as an assignment in the HKAPA, to do something I want.

Started the facebook page of the project after going to Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale, for myself going up the mountains more and recording some nature sound. There was no sound map nor sound library, just a page with google drive and sound cloud.

There were 11 recordings on 2016, and the tripod wasn’t even bought at that time, so many breathing sound were captured (they are now cut as much as I can do now). You may find them in the theme: early stage recordings.

A simple web was created on 2017, with a domain of akinkk.com, but the project was held then.

Redo

The redo of the project started from 2018, when Hong Kong was damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut. The idea started there.

Reason 1: There is so less audio recording of the nature in Hong Kong.

Unlike photos, it is very hard to find sound records of the nature part of Hong Kong in the internet. Sound recordings is a record of ecosystem with lives and human culture, I want to make one, especially after visiting nature sound map and radio aporee.

Reason 2: I am afraid of the sudden vanishing

Whatever caused, the nature could be destroyed in a sudden, it might be a typhoon, or some development plans of human, it will be too late to start recording the places when the day comes.

Reason 3: Bring up the options of using local nature sound materials

It was hard to find, and there is less opportunity for designers to use the local sounds for shows and projects. Apart from the big rainforest in Africa, we now have options to use the sound of Hong Kong.

 

About the price

I will be very delighted if the sounds can be used. But I have to charge for the sound as the cost of the project is unexpectedly high. Despite it, sound and music should not always be free. The pricing system depends on the length of the recordings, but it won’t cost you from 3 minutes. Why 3? 1 minute is too short for a plane to pass by, and maybe you would spend your waiting time for your cup noodles with the nature sound. 🙂

 

 

 

關於AK IN KK果頁,我無乜講個Project既由來,呢篇就講下啦!

黑歷史

AK IN KK第一次出現係2016年,果陣係一個演藝學院既功課Project,要做一D想做既野。

果陣無諗咁遠,去完越後妻有大地藝術節,想逼自己行多D山,投入下大自然。所以買左部錄音機,錄下山上既聲音,搞左一個Facebook Page,無聲音地圖聲音存庫,成件事好簡漏。用既係Google Drive 同Sound Cloud。

2016年錄左11次,果陣未買三腳架,都係手揸住錄(隻手好凍),好多都會有我既呼吸聲錄埋(D呼吸聲cut得到我而家cut返)。果陣既錄音係主題:早期錄音入面。

2017年放低左件事,無錄音,係免費平台整左個網頁,主要係放個人Portfolio,順便做堆個Project網。買左個Domain,都係akinkk.com,但都係好簡漏。

真歷史

直到2018年9月,颱風山竹襲港,其破壞程度唔洗多講,半個9月漁護署叫人唔好行山住。加上果排我好頹,剩係返工無乜做過自己可以有份諗既Project,就起左重做AK IN KK既念頭。

原因1:香港較少自然聲音記錄。

圖片就大把,聲音則少之有少,上網搵點都有少少,但真係好少,或者無一個界面放埋一齊。自己覺得聲音記錄緊既係活生生既生態,同埋人既時代文化,睇到幾個大型既聲音地圖,例如:nature sound map 或者 radio aporee都想自己整返個。

原因2:怕大自然一下子的消失,記錄唔切。

其實好簡單,天災人禍都好,打個風,山個火,幾架泥頭車倒曬D泥,發個展,乜都無曬嚕。既然預計唔到,未早D慢慢一個一個去記錄。

原因3:想用返本地既聲音素材

之前成日都用緊亞馬遜雨林既環境聲,係好正呀不過感覺好遠,想試下用返香港既,可能會親切D?其實都係一個假設尼,一路做一路搵緊呢個答案。當然未必下下都岩用到,做泰山用返非州既聲都好正常,但做左出尼起碼有香港既Option。

 

關於收費

其實我心入面係好想D聲音比人用得到,好過擺係到。但一路做一路發覺成本比預期高好多,無得開善堂,所以用錄音長度尼分左價錢,更何況總唔可以將聽得既當免費午餐既。三分鐘內免費比人聽同用,有人覺得已經好多,都唔洗再去買,但一分鐘真係聽唔到D咩,一架飛機都未飛過完,大約3分鐘陪到你淥到個杯麵食啦。3分鐘應該無2架飛機飛過既。

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