JrF: when & why did you become interested in field recording ?
HS: In recent years we can easily own the equipment such as the high-performance microphone or recorder. It was a chance to have owned one portable recorder before, and it caused an interest for field recording. By experiencing some field recording, I was able to know that a lot of sounds that we cannot predict were included in daily life and nature. The possibility that they have is unknown. This element of expression can be, with sensitivity, endless. I am interested to explore this.
JrF: how do you use your field recordings in your own artistic output ?
HS: Field recording is very important in my all works. When I express all characteristics of the material, sometimes I use them unprocessed. Or when the focus it on a specific part of the material, I approach an outline of the material and the internal details through processing several times. I restructure them again and compose meditative soundscapes. I usually reflect the inside of the material that it is difficult to notice. And their existence becomes clear again. Also, I believe that it affects the inside of listener.
JrF: do you regard 'natural' sounds as a musical element (bearing in mind that the conventional definition of 'music' is rapidly becoming obsolete) or as sound ? is this definition important ? does it matter ?
HS: As for natural sound, the expression of every field is possible with feelings or a scene. I think about these as a musical element. In addition, these can change in various styles by the thought of the listener. I do not like limiting a way of hearing of the music. I think that is to lose a part of the possibility. Of course even if it was only a simple sound...
JrF: has the act of making field recording had an effect (positive or negative) on the way you listen to your everyday surroundings and how has it affected the way you listen to other music and sound (if at all) ?
HS: Field recording has really many influences for me. There is still frequently a change in the idea to the sound now. As for me, such a new discovery is very exciting. And such an environment will bring growth of the music to me later.