Cities and Memory

cities-and-memory-2I am super pleased to share that my photograph -Inside the decommissioned nightclub ‘Atlantis’, Toronto, ON – was included in the  -global collaborative Sound Project –  Cities and Memory, encompassing field recordings, sound art and sound mapping from around the world. 

My photo – Inside the decommissioned nightclub ‘Atlantis’, Toronto, ON – inspired the soundscape “Dance of the dust (the smell of a previous life)” and the sound artist explains the track as  …”an improvisation inspired by the pictured elements, a long and evolving soundscape which wants to take the viewer through different moments of the building’s life. The atmospheres require to view different areas of the picture and let that moment speak through the soundscape.

The photo offers the possibility to learn about an indoor and outdoor space, a continuous, calm and evolving environment outside and a decaying atmosphere indoor, we decided to narrate a story of the invisible protagonist, the floating dust particles which are always there, in a perpetual dance.

The soundtrack is made of 3 main parts:
Part I
Introducing the noises and atmospheres, scattered, warm and sporadically bold, it echoes the past events that took place in the abandoned space
Part II
Takes the viewer to a different moment, the sound is quieter and longer, trying to reach that horizon in the long distance, outside the window
Part III
Interference and static noises have witnessed hundreds of hundreds of people and events. This is what’s left. Combined with the calm and vacuumed atmosphere pictured on the outside.”

Follow the rabbit down the hole of the internet to see what you might  hear.

 

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