Roland Etzin

works in the genres of field recordings and audio art. He is co-founder of Gruenrekorder. 

I did not only want to be an eyewitness. I also wanted to be an earwitness. As I usually search images for my photographs, I searched my surroundings for sounds, which had an effect on me because of their rhythm, their monotony or their complexity. At the moment it occurs, the effect of the sound is exclusive to me, the listener. But by recording it, you can cut it out of its context and analyse it later. What has been will mean something different to every person. Imagination is given room to tackle the acoustic world of a moment which is gone.




"The Two Sides Of The River"


Recorded during nighttime at the river Rhine on point 670 km.

14.07.2007 | 00:30 | Germany