Berlin Ringbahn

by 3dtorus

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A guest release composed and compiled for Cities and Memory by long-time contributor 3dtorus.

"When I recently visited Berlin I finally came to realize a field recording I already had in mind when I didn’t even make field recordings. Of course, by then it was more the shapeless idea of creating an arts tribute to an architectural, infrastructural and social landmark of Berlin:
The ‘Ringbahn’ (which means the BVB transportation lines S41 and S42, to be exact)."

"This album on the one hand is a full cycle (anti-clockwise) recording of a ride with the S42 on a Saturday afternoon (September 26th 2015, 2pm - 3pm CET). The entire cycle takes 58 minutes, this recording was started at the station ‘Halensee’ and takes until my drop off at ‘Halensee’ one hour later."

"You can hear a trip through a variety of Berlin districts, better described in the PDF that comes with the release."

"On the other hand I realized a piece of sound art, entirely based on the formerly described recording and containing my personal associations with Berlin, big cities in general and public transportation. This piece is also one hour in duration.



released November 9, 2015


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