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the sound of ancient phoenicia

museal soundwalk in the ancient levant – listen to historic vibes

audio impression of a long-gone phoenician market; offered was livestock and goods of daily use

somewhere in phoenicia, 200 bc.
the land still densely forested.
at least the part where i got stranded.

mediterranean virgin forest;
early morning, late spring.
the air thick with the scent of … – lavender and rosemary.

lesser whitethroats fill my ears, nightingales – and roosters from the colonies.

hear the cattle?!

sounds like calf …

steps i take, on solid ground.

now i can smell it clearly!
walking down the hill, to where the livestock market is.

lively phoenician livestock market, 200 bc

busy here. it’s teeming with two- and four-legged folks.
pausing for a second.
immersed.

overwhelmed.

leave the scene inconspicuously.

fever harvest

– bigotry & lead –

fever harvest

a preview edit of the first sequel of a series of five.
produced end of 2020, it’s the by-product of a photographic work eusepia lehe did for a grant. so video shooting was rather quick & dirty. – sooo dirty, look at this grain:)
only light source was the moon. exposed already 360°, once around the shutter wheel. motion blurs. boundaries dissolve (and that indeed looks much better, almost pleasing, before it gets squashed by the youtube compressor. at least the grain is sharp and tight in the offline master file); but that’s life: dark at night. no clear vision;
trust your ears, trust your scent!
because the editing process is on ice, i’ve chosen to upload this one anyhow, since the finish line might be ten years away … – if ever reached …

no money, no time … – you know this mundane affliction);

in any case, the subject was the epidemic, which was still a very hot issue at the time. eusepia targeted social distancing.
for my part, in “fever harvest” i took the liberty of contrasting it with another topic that was just as pressing at the time, especially in germany, but completely underexposed in the media. particularly if one considers that our handling of it was (and still is) so completely different: the individual counts for nothing, vaccination is done with a leaden bullet. no noteworthy efforts to deal with the very unpleasant african swine fever on a medical level. i understand that – who should pay for this crazy undertaking?!
but to kill masses of healthy wild animals to protect the sales of the pig fattening industry is quite a special kind of health care. fortunately, the measures against covid-19 were not that bad. because we value everyone’s right to integrity and love life.

herbst – anthem of the wistful

musically interwoven field recordings released with the fallen leaves

hey folx, delighted to announce my new concept album “herbst” to be out now.
if you’re prone to enjoy dreamy to gloomy ambient tones woven into extensive field recordings, turn on your speakers, turn off your clock – and visit me on bandcamp:
https://onceweslept.bandcamp.com/album/herbst

hang your souls into the wind
and let it rain!

album cover: herbst, once we slept

unter flüchtigen fahnen

– am klang der taube, ep.1 –

produziert und gemischt als ein binaurales erlebnis, immersiv und niedrigschwellig: der griff zum bescheidenen mittel des kopfhörers (in umschreibenden worten: keine 5.1-, keine stereo-anlage; keine 11.4.irgendwas – zwei kleine lautsprecher: einen links, einen rechts; direkt aufs ohr. (sorry dafür, aber sonst schmeckt die suppe nicht.)) in ruhiger umgebung eröffnet sich dir eine welt wie die unsere – hinter geschlossenen augen.

ein auftakt zu einer großen antikriegserklärung;
durch die uns umgebenden jahrzehnte, zweifel und hoffnungen zu unseren möglichkeiten und der erkenntnis: die zukunft findet statt!!
 
 
 
(auch wenn die nächste episode noch ein paar hundert arbeitsstunden auf sich warten lassen wird ..:(

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