‘Sonata’ is a collaboration between digital artist Saeko Ehara and producer, DJ and instrumentalist Xiaolin. To create the extraordinary sound composition, Xiaolin used acid sound design, mirroring water bubbles and mostly analog synths, imitating natural textures with white noise. Everything is played by hand and she has layered real violin recordings on top. Ehara’s visuals are inspired by the ‘Monotropastrum humile’ plant - a plant with a unique ecology that is parasitic of fungi. Thriving in difficult conditions, it produces colour without chlorophyll and as such becomes a symbol of hope and survival.​​​​​​​
Music by: Xiaolin
Presented by: OpenLab
Curated by: Kate Neave