Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

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

Disembodied voices in Lidice

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2019-04-11
Recorded: 2019-04-07
Licence: All rights reserved.

The world first learned about Lidice via a brutally detached Nazi radio annoucement broadcast the day after the attack June 10,1942 “All male inhabitants have been shot. The women have been transferred to a concentration camp. The children have been taken to educational centers. All houses of Lidice have been leveled to the ground, and the name of this community has been obliterated.” Especially for the task, a Schutzpolizei (state police) unit had traveled 300 km from Halle an der Salle – Heydrich’s birthplace. They murdered the 173 men of Lidice.

Recording from Galerie Lidice, with the famous collection of René Block, The sound is from the sound object of Dagmar Demming: old pick up and gramophone vinyl plate. Stronger could be if this sound of disembodied voices would emerge from the empty desolate landscape where used to be the village.