Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

Covid Soundwalk in Vršovice

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchov...)
Submitted: 2024-01-01
Recorded: 2020-10-08
Licence: All rights reserved.

October 8th, 2020, a sound walk was held, ending with a musical performance by Jan Trojan and Miro Toth. It was designed by Jan Trojan and started in Petrohradská cultural center. The route led through the Vršovice station, then towars the football stadion Bohemia, along Botič creek towards Grébovka park and then on the square in from the church of St. Václav. The temporary footbridge over the tracks at the train station is long gone, and the Covid 19 as well.

Original recording by Ladislav Železný is about 90 min long.


The building that hosts the Petrohradská kolektiv’s was built in 1903 as a bakery founded and was by Hedvika and Karel Müller. By the end of 1930’s the building went under reconstruction and became a chocolate factory for the comp Korda and Co. Currently, the building is intended for demolition. In the meantime, Petrohradská kolektiv has been using the building as a base for cultural events and a platform for contemporary arts since 2015. There are 36 studios that have been for more than 200 artists since the beginning. Beside the studios, there is the cinema Kino Petrohradská, community area Klub Petrohradská, a photographic studio, a recording studio, Jedna Dva Tři Gallery, and the facility for art residencies.