by Hiroki Nishino.

I moved to a new city, after spending most of my life in my hometown, to do a PhD program. So far, as a typical international PhD student here, my life is led just between my apartment and the university. I know this never seems so exciting and I definitely agree if someone says my life seems so boring. But what I have learned about life so far, is that the beauty of life sometimes depends on how we see the things around us. So, I decided to write a short tape piece using only the recordings of the sounds of the things around me in my PhD student life. This is not only a tape piece, but more like a private letter to my friends to tell them that I am doing fine in a new city and to write what my life is like here.