stories" vol. 01-05
Sounds and photographs as soundscapes of European cities
curated by Gruenrekorder, Germany
London, England – Simon
Wien, Österreich – Tobias Bolt
Paris, Frankreich – Eric Cordier
Rotterdam, Niederlande – Lasse-Marc Riek
Dublin, Irland – Roland
Five sound artists explore eight places each, in five different cities
– using the means of phonography and photography. The
exploration of artificial and natural space within the city takes place
within the same space of time.
The field recordings are presented
as a narrative. The photographs will be transformed into audible
signals, with the help of digital processes. The whole composition
presents the listener with a concrete soundscape opposed to one
artificially produced from the photographs, transferred in the space of
Each digital image carries acoustic information. We see the image, yet
we hear nothing – is it possible to make these data audible?
A phot shows a place, frozen in time and memory. There are many ways of
looking at it and listening into it. The audio material recorded by the
five artists is translated into music signals, using a special
software. The compositions based on field recordings and photographs
present the listener with a transformation of aesthetic states, whilst
all the original information is maintained.
The soundmaps to the broadcasts
are available on the internet. They provide a visual and spatial idea
of the recorded places.