“urban sound stories” Vol. 05 — Rotterdam/The Netherlands – Lasse-Marc Riek

 


 

Location 01:

Haringvliet, july 09

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Location 02:

Schiehaven, july 09

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Location 03:

Westerkade, october 09

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Location 04:

Willem Buytewechstraat, july 09

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Location 05:

Achterhaven, july 09

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Location 06:

Station Rotterdam Centraal, october 09

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Location 07:

Maashaven, october 09

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Location 08:

Het Park, july 09

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Following the concept, Rotterdam seemed like a promising place for a variety of sounds. After having visited the city a couple of times I chose some spots for recording. However, given circumstances such as whether, time and social movement within the city, I had to change plans: I systematically followed routes through the city, searching for paths and finding sounds.

 

On the outskirts of Rotterdam large lakes and parks (Kralingse, Zestienhoven) promised to provide sound spectacles – this was not the case, private places or motorways contaminated the sound of nature. In the harbor I came to the decision to open my ears in an alternative way, to hear and to see what was there rather than what I was looking for.

 

For the recording I used a directional microphone, a contact microphone, an ultrasonic detector (bats) and a binaural microphone.

 


 

urban sound stories” Vol. 01-05

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

 

 Broadcasts archive: click here

 

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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