posts with tag: sound art

… the sounds of
cities and
landscapes

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

Strasse leeres Land

© rb

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

© rb













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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.



I’m not
very good at
cooking, a pity,
but …

Küchenschrank

© rb

… but other nice things occur in my kitchen, sometimes. Just when I opened the baking oven door putting in my first “Sauerbraten”, I happened to hear Alice-in-wonderland and the white rabbit.

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Alice in my kitchen. A mini-radio-play.



the noises
of snow

in your hands


when you made snowballs as a little child …
The noises of your footsteps trudging through the snow …

For those of you who like to feel and to hear the snow under their feet but are getting a little fed up with the cold temperatures – here is a piece of my ‘winter collection’ …. You can listen while sitting comfortably warm at the computer or on the sofa, having a nice cup of tea and your headphones on.  Enjoy!

snow

© Ulrich Scholz

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soundscape rb 02:32

© F. J. Burbach

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strasse invert

creating
a blog

means making decisions. Many people who’s website I visit live in different corners of the world. So do people I am happy to have met personally.
When we ‘meet’ in the net, we write English. I like the idea that they can now visit my blog. And I also like to make it possible for them to read it. I live in Germany in this little northern corner of Europe. My native language is German. There are only three German-speaking countries in the world. What to do? Write ‘English only’? What about people here in Germany who prefer to read German? What about me? I’m not in the mood to write English every day although I enjoy it most of the time. Sometimes but the words just don’t come so easy in English – nor do they in my native language …
So I’m going to write in English and in German. I will not translate word by word. I wouldn’t keep up with that. Sometimes even I may write a post only in German or only in English.
This is going to be

a blog with sounds …

… at the first place, with collages I made and soundscapes and recordings of everday noises. Sounds need no translation.
My non-sound-posts will also be about my work with sound, I guess, and my radio work, we’ll see.

Thank you for being here.

I hope you enjoy!