The small green mobile vendor is a cherished memory for the locals in Taichung. After school, a young girl holds her father’s hand as they wait in line. Their conversation is as sweet as the tofu pudding that Ah-bor sells—everything is delightful.
The music design in this segment emphasizes echoing Professor Laila Fan’s concept that everything is sweet. Therefore, the music design begins with the vendor calls of Ah-bor selling tofu pudding as a motif. Then, using the same motif as the waltz melody, it deliberately uses a retro piano sound to symbolize the delightful flavors of tofu pudding in the memories of Taichung locals.
This place was once called Nioupu Village, and mango trees were the most common sight. Beautiful rice paddies still exist, but the nearby elevated highway brings environmental noise. Fortunately, a laundry area remains, allowing people to engage in a final conversation with the past through the sound of water.
The music design in this segment focuses on echoing Professor Laila Fan’s concept of allowing people to converse with the past through the unmistakable sound of water. Therefore, the “music” in this segment uses nostalgic and dreamlike water sounds and synthesizer tones to symbolize a dialogue between the past, and the present, where the soundscape represents the past and the music represents the present, harmonizing and conversing with each other.