Water is Falling Sophia Male

Water is Falling transformed from one project to another from December 1998 to June 1999. At first it was an attempt to represent sensations experienced by the narrator of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea. I could identify with the character at the time, and titled the piece Nausea/”It’s Good” both to represent existential nausea, but also to express the redemption in such awareness. After a couple of overnight stints in the studio, I was relieved by speech towards the end of the piece that to me sounded like “it’s good.” The following spring, while shooting images for a short film, I decided to make the piece the soundtrack, and titled it “water is falling”. In a way existence is just that — the existing, existing. Rain is just water falling, and it’s beautifully tragic.

  • Year of composition: 1998
  • Duration of the submitted work: 4:10

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