The Bus Stop Opposite Of The Refinery

Refinery Botlek with contact mic on glassChem­i­cal Indus­try is the main focus in Botlek Har­bor. For miles one sees only refiner­ies that resem­ble weird build­ings in outer space. There is whistling every­where, the chim­neys are like the pipes of a giant flute. This is an exper­i­ment try­ing to cap­ture this impres­sion on a windy day with two con­tact micro­phones which were glued to the win­dow of a bus stop. The glass enhances the whistling of the refin­ery and adds its own acoustic qual­i­ties.
Recorded on Botlek­weg, Rotterdam.