During my first visit to Japan, I made various sound recordings of urban and natural sounds. By immersing myself in a, for me until then completely foreign culture, I tried so to appropriate the reading of the new hearing impressions and make artistically available. Based on listening experiences that I found to be particular acoustic situations – the sound in a bamboo grove, for example, or the overlapping soundscapes of inner-city business streets with their continuous sound or the diverse variety of nature sounds – I began to relate sounds and sounds to real objects and everyday objects in order to make the audible tangible in these new contexts. The sounds recorded by me imagine the material properties, e.g. of water, stones, speech sounds or street noises and create a musical context through their presence.