This shift in energy that I observed was remarkable. As a consequence of this experience, I wanted to create a composition that followed the natural flow of the underground soundscapes. This cycle of noise / silence encapsulates Japan for me - as a country of stark contrasts and flagrent contradictions. The stop / start and buildup / wind down felt familiar. ie emulating natural patterns found in nature, like the ebb and flow of water.
My composition follows this natural flow - With audio the buildup and wind down sections are represented by the sound changing frequencies to match each section of calm / tension. I have experimented with Beta and Gamma frequency binaural beats for the buildups - which can physically shift the brainwaves from alert / panic --> calm / relaxed. For the visuals - a generative grid reacted to these frequencies, similar to a virtual oscilloscope. In this way, the frequencies become visual as well as audible. Anything digital starts with a 0 or a 1 - in short - it's either on or off.