Field-recordings, soundscape composition, 8-channels

52min., loop

The installation make use of sound to document the mining exploiting process of Garzweiler opencast coal mines and explore topics such as soundscape transformations, noise pollution and sound-activism. The piece has been composed using fied-recordings captured in the area surrounding the mines. It include recordings from 2012 of villages that no longer exists. Empty towns, demonstrations and protests. The constant noise of the pit mine, the sounds from “Unser Aller Wald” and the eviction of Lützerath.

[Sound recordings from Borshemish, Holz, Immerath and Pesh: Peter Cusack and Udo Noll]



Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR recovery programme.