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Three Returns

Soundscape Composition, 2012

Three Returns is a part of the Three Cities Project by three composers–Pete Stollery, Ross Whyte and Suk-Jun Kim–and uses the sound recordings collected by the team while they were making journeys to three cities, Aberdeen, Bergen, and St. Petersburg.

Three Returns is the composer’s revisit to the sound materials, some of which he himself collected and some of which others did. Through the revisit, the composer wanted to become sensitive to what he has experienced, remembered, forgotten, and imagined. To the composer, Three Returns is evidence of both the fragility of our memory and fascination of place–the very reason for which place haunts us.