Coke into Cola is an experimental sound project. A comprehensive study and presentation of the sounds are of the ubiquitous Coca-Cola in its modern 500ml bottle. This project was inspired by Andy Warhol’s work in the ‘60s with Coca-Cola bottles and how this product links all classes of society within our western culture:
“All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good.”
All the sounds within the composition are recorded from Coca-Cola in a 500ml bottle, using three different recording methods to capture not only the familiar sounds we hear from outside the bottle, but also from inside it and the within the liquid. The ‘outside perspective’ samples from the bottle were recorded in a professional studio whilst the ‘inside perspective’ were recorded in and variety of common spaces; from the comfort of a bedroom to public parks, and high streets. The collection of these discoveries were arranged chronologically, from the first grasp of the bottle to the final disposal, taking the listener through the whole process of consuming Coke.
These sounds are presented at a fast-pace compared to the reality of which these sounds follow each other, in order to create a more intense experience. To illustrate the variety of spaces in which Coke is enjoyed, the ‘outside perspective’ recorded audio is processed with a variety of digital convolution reverbs, which adds early reflections, echoes and decays to sound like a specific space, such as a school corridor, mall or gym. The listener is taken on a familiar journey at a rapid pace with a new sonic perspective and appreciation of the sounds produced by us with this common everyday product.