“urban sound stories” Vol. 04 — Dublin/Ireland – Roland Etzin

 


 

Location 01:

O’Connell Street – 20/09/2009 – 12:15 PM

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Location 02:

Parnell Street – 20/09/2009 – 4:45 PM

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Location 03:

Heuston Station – 20/09/2009 – 7:15 PM

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Location 04:

East Link (York Road) – 21/09/2009 – 2:20 PM

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Location 05:

Aikenhead Terrace – 20/09/2009 – 2:50 PM

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Location 06:

Phoenix Park – 20/09/2009 – 6:45 PM

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Location 07:

Blackrock – 21/09/2009 – 12:05 PM

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Location 08:

Wicklow Mountains – 21/09/2009 – 6:50 PM

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For the project urban sound stories vol. 01-05, I spent two days in Dublin, the capital and biggest city of the Republic of Ireland. I searched for interesting sounds which characterise the city. It was not easy to find fine, rhythmic, and multilayered sounds in the permanent noise of engines and voices – which sometimes appeared to me as a mixture of annoying and disturbing frequences. The flight into parks was part of the project, of course. But it also became a physical need. The park, too, though, was not quiet. The noise of the city left no room for silence. I still tried to capture sounds, that vary from the more dominant and familiar soundscape. With each recording I felt closer to the city, listening into it. I very much enjoyed the moments in which I immerged into the sounds and become one with them.
There were also plenty of interesting sounds which I missed. The siren of a ferry, for example, was only to be heared after I had switched off the recorder. The next ferry left three days later – too long a time to wait. I take it as a sign – the world is full of sounds which are only waiting to be found.

 


 

urban sound stories” Vol. 01-05

online: www.kunstradio.at
on air: Ö1 Kunstradio, Sundays 11.03-11.45pm (CET)

 

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Listen > Vol. 01 — 08.11.2009 — London / EnglandSimon Whetham

Listen > Vol. 02 — 15.11.2009 — Vienna / AustriaTobias Bolt

Listen > Vol. 03 — 22.11.2009 — Paris / FranceEric Cordier

Listen > Vol. 04 — 13.12.2009 — Rotterdam / The NetherlandsLasse-Marc Riek

Listen > Vol. 05 — 27.12.2009 — Dublin / IrelandRoland Etzin

 

  

 

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