tisdag, augusti 24, 2004

"A Gothenburg Diary (Summer 2004)"

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"From my window, the deep solemn massive street. Cellar-shops where the lamps burn all day, under the shadow of top-heavy balconied facades, dirty plaster frontages embossed with scrollwork and heraldic devices. The whole city is like this: street leading into street of houses like shabby monumental safes crammed with the tarnished valuables and second-hand furniture of a bankrupt middle class.

I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all of this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed."

(Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin)

”A Gothenburg Diary (Summer 2004)”
(Recordings by Viktor Sjöberg.)

1. "08.00" (4.00)
2. "12.00" (4.00)
3. "16.00" (4.00)
4. "20.00" (4.00)
5. "24.00" (4.00)
6. "04.00" (4.00)

Recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden on (Monday) the 23 of August 2004. A microphone was placed just outside of my living room window, facing the street.

Equipment used; Sony ECM-F8 Microphone, Sankyo Stereo Cassette Deck STD-1410, Samson Mixpad 9, Computer.

The sounds on this record were recorded with care. With the exception of running them all through the same – customized - form of hiss reduction, these recordings remain unedited.

(c) viktor sjöberg - structures sonores 2004.