At the end of the traditional carnival procession, the waggons and orchestras were supposed to dissolve in a narrow street. But they just didn’t. The Bavarian samba band insists on playing on, while a tractor is blowing its foghorns, finally giving way to the distorted bass from other loudspeakers. Acoustically the medieval street works like an intimate boombox for this lovely mess.
Recorded at Rottmayrstrasse, Laufen, February 2018
Next to his alpine hut 2000 m above sea level, the owner uses his wooden sink to draw water from the nearby artificial lake. To make a long story short, you will hear water doing happy drumming, captured with two piezo mics. This posting is the only way to avoid publishing the beautiful silence up there, really, it could never be played back.
Recorded at Tauernmoosseealm, Hohe Tauern, Austria
How to react to movement with only sound? On 16 December 2016 I had the chance to accompany the improvised dance piece “Not Red” by Jennifer Ocampo and Jasminka Stenz. It was an inspiring evening of contemporary dance, also thanks to the open discussion afterwards at Lake Studios Berlin.
With its yelling whistle sound, this groundhog is telling his brothers and sisters to stay in their cave. None of the alpine hikers was aware of the fear they had caused to those almost invisible animals, until the alarm cut through the sonic scenery.
Stereo recording near Gaisstein, Hohe Tauern, Austria
Take a sonic ride through the temple of doom. The rollercoaster passes by creatures that make scary sounds and cause other visitors to scream.
Pure Christmas feeling recorded at the fun fair at Berlin’s christmas market close to Alexanderplatz.
Toy animals and toy soldiers crawling on the pavement, posh Siberian high heels, megaphones announcing the best deals in town, music and all other signs of a consumers’ mess. Ulitsa Uritskogo in Irkutsk, from one end to the other, binaural recording.
This recording is part of a larger series about the sound of Siberia.