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“Monsoon”    Soundscape     05:14     sounds best with headphones

 

From my Monsoon-Notebooks (3 of 3)

Daytime humidity almost 90 percent.
Sudden heavy downpours.

A hotel room.
No 125, sea view. –

Here I live for over a month now and I like it quite a bit.
It is 4 p.m. I look out of the window.
I just came back from the humid streets and the cascade-like noises, that I like actually, although this hotel room is my refuge.

I have switched off the air conditioner. It booms in my ears and I can’t hear anything else, that makes me nervous. The air in the room now is sticky and warm and bad to breathe in.

 

One day,
may be, I’ll recall these moments as I stay here at the window and I’ll think,
yes, that’s where I was, and it was one of the best times of my life.
No! Stop. I’m not there yet.
I am here.
Now! I am here for a start, in this hotel room.
No 125, sea view.

A film of moisture has formed on the wooden furniture, on the side board and the cabinet door. And the floorboards have misted up too, so has the nice old English style writing desk. I write with my finger on the desktop the word ‘Monsoon’.

Then again I look out of the window.
I see the clouds as they become one with the sea.
I think a sentence.
I think:
It’s raining.

 

… the sounds of
cities and
landscapes

I like the desert. In fact, I like ‘empty’ landscapes in general.

Strasse leeres Land

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But I also like big cities, their sounds, their pace, their anonymity. Yes, I even like the anonymity. It’s honest, it doesn’t add anything, it doesn’t cover up anything. You’re alone and you know it. You know where you stand and are alert.

Tempel

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See you in Siam II    soundscape   03:36


in Bangkok

I was fascinated by the crowds of people and
how they move,
how they stream together from different directions
in the streets and shopping malls and
pass by one another
so gracefully.
When I, too, joined the crowd in Bangkok,
it seemed
as if everybody was moving like a fish.
Even when people were walking alone or in pairs,
their bodies moved with the sleekness of swarming creatures.
In Bangkok
my body also took on this sleekness.
And even in the most dreadful crush
we swarming creatures moved effortlessly together
and pass one another
in a smooth motion.



© F. J. Burbach

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