In 2016, I was asked to contribute a piece of music to accompany a still from a film for an exhibition at MAX in Tokyo on 1990's American films. I chose My Own Private Idaho, in particular the scene when Mike is on an airplane leaving Italy.
As my text for choosing this moment, I wrote:
"These moments come abruptly, but it doesn't always feel that way. You may be searching for something, and it's hard to see where you're going. Where you end up is unknown and busy without you, quiet and bright, or mysterious and confusing. You think you're always searching, but at the same time, you're always running away from something. Aren't we all, really?"
'Haruna' is part three of my long-form ambient series, after Soryu and Akagi.
All music by Will Long, recorded 2016 in Japan
Cover photo courtesy of Tamás Börcsök
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