Echoes & Fragments is the 30th song in the Free Background Music series. It is a gentle and minimalist synth-piano song (performed on a Korg M50 synthesizer and recorded using Cakewalk’s Sonar Home Studio). The name of the song is about memory. As I get older, long-term memories fragment and slip away; sometimes they resurface, bubbling up from the boundless sea of time; sometimes they simply sink and are never seen again. For many memories, I am unsure whether I am remembering the actual event or remembering a story that I once told or that someone once told me. Do I remember the house I grew up or do I simply remember its image from photographs? It seems that a lot of what I call ‘memories’ are merely faint and distant echoes.
The video features public domain footage from NASA.
Tempo: Around 70 bpm
Music Download Links
- MP3 file 320 kbps, 48 khz (Box)
- MP3 file 320 kbps, 48 khz (Google Drive)
- MP3 file 320 kbps, 48 khz (OneDrive)
- WAV file 48 khz 16 bit (Google Drive)
- WAV file 44 khz 16 bit (One Drive)
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This is the video on my main channel. The photos are about something entirely different. These focus on the problem of homelessness in Hong Kong. The photos of the homes of the homeless were taken around Kowloon. Though Hong Kong is a rich city, there is a high level of income inequality. To compound the problem, even tiny apartments are expensive to rent and their is a long waiting list for public housing. Quite a few people just fall through the cracks. Some of them cannot afford to live even in tiny ‘cage homes‘) while some simply prefer the freedom of the street. The photo set is here on Google Photos: Homeless in HK
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