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.
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.
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. 🙂
係關於AK IN KK果頁，我無乜講個Project既由來，呢篇就講下啦！
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。
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。