ARE YOU READY
FOR A JOURNEY BY EAR?
CITIES TALK invites you to listen to the conversation of 8 European cities, it also provides a new way of travelling: It’s a journey by ear.
Whenever you walk through a city, you will hear different sounds. You hear a constant interplay between the physical environment and other sound, which is created by people or by living species. This dynamic interaction is a kind of conversation. Environmental sounds are inseparable from the locations and combined with all other sounds it creates an overall atmosphere. It represents the city's character with regards to its soundscape.
“The sound we hear isn't the only attribute, which creates the city's character. Sight and smell are important parts as well. But especially seeing things, sometimes distracts us from attentive listening. That's why I want to concentrate on the only sense hearing.”
LET THE CITIES TALK
With CITIES TALK I want to create a new conversation. During my visits I have focused on sounds, which you can mostly only hear in the respective city or which creates this kind of city sound character.
You are warmly invited to join me, feel free to take a little break. My recommendation would be to use headphones and to close your eyes, being present in the moment and imagine the places, which you will hear.
LET OUR ADVENTURE BEGIN
Please allow me to inform you about our destinations:
Venice, Warsaw, Budapest, Pisa, Riga, Alicante, Barcelona and Berlin.
Available on all streaming platforms:
EXPLORE THE CITIES
“Venice can be very busy and beautiful at the same time. 150 canals are running through Venice and of course, the Grand Canal is the most important one, due to its function and its social importance. Crazy, but it is only 5 meters deep! … “
“Palace of Culture and Science is for sure a building, which dominates the skyline (234 m). Back then it was a gift by Stalin in 1955. Four mermaids are featured on each side on the clock, which is the symbol of Warsaw, also known as syrenka. … “
“Along the Pest side of the Danube between the Chainbridge and Margaret Bridge you will find the most expensive building ever built in Hungary: the Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as Parliament of Budapest. … “
“One of the most famous building of the world is without a question the Leaning Tower of Pisa. When constructions started in 1173 they had to stop it on the 3rd level, because the marble tower started to lean due to the soft ground. …”
Bon dia Barcelona!
“The Freedom Monument is located in the center of Riga, close to the old town and it is surrounded by a park. It is an important symbol of freedom, independence and sovereignty of Latvia called "Brīvības piemineklis". …”
“To enjoy this view, you have to go up the hill to Castillo de Santa Bárbara. The Castle of Santa Bárbara is perched on top of Mount Benacantil at a height of 166 metres and stands one of Spain’s largest mediaeval fortresses. …”
“Barcelona’s most famous sight, La Sagrada Familia’s construction began in 1882 and is planned to be completed in 2026. The great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt only took 20 years to build with ancient tools. …”
“Berlin is considered by many as Germany`s greenest city with over 44% of its area made of waterways, woods, rivers and green areas. It has more bridges than Venice! You will find Berlin’s most recognisable landmark: the TV Tower …”
On Instagram you will find more background information of some beautiful places, which you will hear during our journey.
WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM IT?
With CITIES TALK I want to create a unique sound experience, it may be used in many different ways. It is my intention to take you on a special trip from one European city to the next one, to demonstrate the different sound character. I want to stimulate your interest in these European cities, enhance your creativity and to give you the opportunity to take a break from everyday life.
Accordingly, it can be used in any meditation places. It also can be applied for educational purposes in schools regards Area Studies. Another possibility would be for the tourism market to promote the cities, which are presented. Theme design hotels have the opportunity to play it as well and it may replace elevator music. Art installations and any other events, which refer to the introduced cities, could benefit from it as well.
As an electronic music artist, I produce mainly House Music and Techno. Music is my passion and I love to combine my productions with productions by other artists to create flawless mixes. My work also includes video productions to support my music output.
Phonography, also known as field recording, is something I am very excited about. In 2019 I have introduced myself to this recording technique to express my creative side and to create this unique experience.