10'43'' 第一次與趙子明見面前的十分四十三秒

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The 10'43'' Before Meeting With Zhao Ziming For The First Time

It was in the morning on April 5th, 2015, at 9 sometime. I’d ridden the night train from Guangzhou arriving at Xiamen. My friend, Zhao Ziming was supposed to meet me at the train station. We hadn’t scheduled a time but knowing that he'd just waken up and needed a while. Never before had I met Zhao Ziming in person. We’d only talked online once through 3 emails. I remember a poem he wrote. It is titled “The Temple of Enlightenment”, which Zhang Wenxin had it send to me. I had no idea what Zhao Ziming looked like, nor did I know when he would get there. I just sit on the low stool that I found in front of a KFC. It had been nearly 10 years that I hadn’t been at the same spot. It was in front of the KFC on the ground floor on the North Square of Xiamen Train Station on April 5th, 2015 where and when I was waiting for my friend Zhao Ziming. I had no idea when he would show up, nor did I know when I turned on the sound recorder. The construction machines on the square were generating loops of two pitches and their partials; the soundscape in the mall was layered with rhythmical noises. Not until a voice called my name did I remove the earphones and press pause.

Once I subconsciously pressed the record button, "I am waiting to meet a person I’ve never met” became a fabricated script, namely “The 10’43” Before Meeting Zhao Ziming For the First Time". The performance started as a result of the act of recording. The length of the performance was unknown until I met this person. The 10’43”-long recording documents the sound field where and when I was sitting and listening to, which also proves the presence of me recording/performing.

第一次与赵子明见面前的十分四十三秒

二零一五年四月五日晨,不到九点。我坐了一夜火车,从广州抵达厦门。我的朋友赵子明会来火车站接我。没有约定时间,只知道他睡过了,还得一会儿。我 从未见过赵子明,在网上的交流仅一个来回的邮件。我记得他写过一首五言绝句,叫《启明寺》,是张文心发给我读的。我不知道他具体长什么模样,也不知道他什 么时候会到。于是就这么坐着,在肯德基门口找了个施工用的板凳坐着。距离上一次我出现在同样的地方,大约过了十年。这里是二零一五年四月五日位于厦门火车 站北广场世贸中心一楼的肯德基门口,我在等我的朋友赵子明,我不知道他什么时候会出现,也不知道什么时候打开了录音机。广场上施工的机器发出两个音和其偏 微频率的循环,商场里有节奏规律地制造噪音。直到有个声音叫我的名字,我摘下耳机按了暂停。

当我下意识 地开始录音时,“我坐在那儿等待见到一个未曾谋面的人”成为了一个虚构的脚本,也就是“第一次与赵子明见面前的十分四十三秒”。这个行为因录音这一行动而 存在。这个行为的时长在当时是未知的,直至我见到了这个人。录音记录了我静坐聆听当下周围的声场,同时记录了我行为/录音的在场。

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Xuan Ye

Xuan Ye is techne agnostic and genre eclectic. object sounds, sound improvises, body transmutes, space resonates. indeterminate. stuttered. overflown. at the mountains of madness. as the definition of (soma/sound) experiences morphs. situations bent. ideas dying aborning.

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Track Name: 10'43''
檐頭鳥兒響,
霧氣山前寺。
若是無緣起,
怎會有人生。

-- 趙子明《啟明寺》

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