Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

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

Dark stories from the basic school in Strašnice

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2020-10-11
Recorded: 2020-10-08
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: strasniceahort.mp3

Ambient soundtrack for an interactive installation by Petr Válek in the boys' toilets of a primary school in Strašnice. The installation was part of the 4 + 4 Days in Motion festival, organized on the theme "Everything is different". The interactive installation was made for toilets had a hygienic issue and includes a ambient collage running in a loop, composed of archive recordings. Sound comming quietly behind the closed door of one of the toilets. This version for sonicity web is shorter and condensed, the original track is interspersed with pauses and takes about 20 min. It is one of the variations on the project Sounds for Architecture and evokes the concept of sonic memory of a particular space. I made similar "memory sound installation" already in 2004 for the 4 Days in Motion Festival in the empty building of the former Šlechta restaurant in Stromovka.