This week's Junto pays tribute to the late Bassel Khartabil by turning his spoken words into music.
I took the sample and listened through, selecting out interesting blocks of sound. The two large gaps with no speech both sounded quite like heartbeats, which I felt would serve as a reminder of his life, and conversely by their absence his death. To this I added a sparse arrangement of percussive sounds all taken from the sample.
No other sound sources were used. I found the 'hello' part of the speech sounded quite questioning when given a large reverb, and gained a new and more disturbing meaning when paired with the 'I can't see you'. I had hoped to make a more uplifting track that celebrated his life and work, but in truth this music reflects the sadness and anger I feel at what is just a horrible situation.
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