DERIVE SOUNDSCAPES

a collection of soundtracks, each one inspired by the wanderings of photographer Cody Ellingham on his journey through various cities in Asia.

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DERIVE Kyoto

DERIVE Kyoto made its debut on episode two of DERIVE Soundscapes Radio.

 
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DERIVE Akan

DERIVE Akan made its debut on episode two of DERIVE Soundscapes Radio.

 
image © Cody Ellingham

image © Cody Ellingham

DERIVE Hong Kong

DERIVE Hong Kong made its debut on episode one of DERIVE Soundscapes Radio.

 
© Cody Ellingham

© Cody Ellingham

POST DERIVE

The Derive series takes a look at what sounds are evoked from cities in Asia. It asks the question “what does it mean for a city to have a sound?”. Post DERIVE was created as a response to not having one particular city in mind but the amalgamation of everything I’ve done with the Derive series thus-far.

 
© Cody Ellingham

© Cody Ellingham

DERIVE TAIPEI

The old meshes with the new here much like the city of Taipei. The monotonous pulse throughout is reminiscent of distant sirens.

 
© Cody Ellingham

© Cody Ellingham

DERIVE TOKYO

Inspired greatly by Gisaburō Sugii’s movie Night on the Galactic Railroad and an all-night jam session. We wandered and created together.

 
© Cody Ellingham

© Cody Ellingham

DERIVE SHanghai

The first piece made using one of Cody’s images as inspiration. The glowing neon light obscured but in plain view amongst the skyscrapers evokes my methods of making music; first creating a thick wall-of-sound, cloud-like texture but then having this melodic movement hidden deep within, waiting to be discovered.