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Sound of The ‘Known’ Hidden - In The Race of Reality and Pretense

Sanat Subhangam, Srishti Savant & Aarushi Jaggi

In the race of Reality and Pretense,
A world of pretense, a world of two-faced people, a world of inner turmoil shines in this marvelous music piece by Guilherme Bernardes.

“What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality.”
-Otto Rank

This great saying touches one’s heart to leave behind the outer pretense and listen to our inner voice, which we often neglect to fit into the society of the world. We forget our roots, our interests, and what truly made us in the first place, continuing to play a role on the stage of the world. As Shakespeare rightly explained, 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.' We have a role to play, precisely seven roles, but never a role as our 'real' selves. It is saddening to think about the loss of our true voice amidst the chaos of others around us.
This music piece brings back rushes of our inner being's existence, even in the chaos of the outer rush.

What does ‘caves of dawn’ mean? Is it a trail of something emerging? Perhaps it symbolizes the lightness amidst the darkness we see and feel in the world, obstructing our path to true existence.

The piece starts with subdued drops of rain, it seems, falling, and a melancholy note on the piano appears, overlapping the backdrop of falling rain, which is in silence. It feels as if something is struggling to be heard, a need to express real emotions, but one overpowers the other to suppress that voice. A sense of suspense develops, feeding the listener's curiosity about whether the subdued voice could ever manage to surpass the loudness that comes with the world.

For many minutes, the piece strikes a balance between the two voices, but there is always a sudden, ear-scratching voice that reappears again and again. However, in the end, it finally falls silent, giving room for the voice in the backdrop to shine and have its moment.

The explanation is an attempt to personify the two piano notes as human voices—the inner and outer voices that forever compete. This understanding has helped us design an abstract architectural space that allows our real selves to shine, and that side of ourselves should never be forgotten. By highlighting portions of the space we designed, we aim to convey the feeling and message that there always comes a time when the real self can outshine the pretense; it just needs the right day and timing.

“Our inner voice brings out the best in us. It possesses a sense of authenticity, honesty, gentleness, and clarity that outshines every other voice."

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