It was 7.30 h in the morning when the square was taken over by 500 sheep, 4 shepherds, 3 dogs and 1 donkey. Some sheep are apparently so happy about their breakfast that they sing their solo parts even with a sore throat, others prefer to sing along with the group during the choral parts. Note also the different sizes of bells being used and the shepherd’s cane and voice conducting all this.
Recorded in Braone, Valle Camonica, Italy
Somewhat worn out the man’s steps appear in his sandals, pushing his trolley further along the narrow street of the bazaar, repeating the same words over and over again. Until somebody makes him stop.
Followed close to Kavajës Street in Tirana, Albania.
After 30 meters, when our poor flashlight failed to allow a glimpse at the size of this unexplored cave, it started revealing its secret inhabitants to our ears.
Recorded in the mountains close to Pëllumbas, Albania.
Listen to the warm sounds of an electric organ in a tiny, tiny chapel for seafarers. This is the ending of a regular Sunday service when the attendants get up from their chairs, return the songbooks and pass a gentle word to the lady who helps the chaplain.
Recorded at Mission To Seafarers, Schiedam.
Pallets of old cardboard get fed to a recycling machine which gladly starts to squeak and crunch it, draws itself back and starts over again.
Recorded at Voedselbank, Rotterdam.
On a summer’s day dozens of teenage skaters were practicing on the theater square. Due to the weird architecture of
the space, their tricks got reflected over and over again making the echoes themselves perform their very own dance.
Recorded at Stadsschouwburgplein, Antwerp.
For decades these wind chimes must have served as
an audible remembrance. They lend a voice to the wind, sweetly breaking the silence of the cemetery to sing along with the birds and to counterpoint the distant traffic. Lifeless motion.
Recorded at Sint Barbara Cemetery, The Hague.
Thirsty as they were, every marathon runner welcomed the drinks at the provision post and threw the cups on the street. This is how the sound of paper marked the steps of the runners more than their silent high-tech shoes. Rotterdam Marathon 2012.