A simple evening field recording next to the river Elbe, sitting on the bank and listening to the boats pass by – surely one of the most typical sounds of Hamburg and one which, listening to it now, takes me right back to those moments.
Our final stop on the Landungsbruecken is with sound artist Laurence Colbert, who’s taken on another of the distinctive sounds the structure makes as it sings along to itself – this time, the clanging of one of the sections joining two parts together down by
This is the first time that a field recording and the resulting reinterpretation are both by us, with the Cities and Memory take on the Landungsbruecken. Here in the original recording, you can hear the irregular but distinctive creaking of one of the floating platforms,
As we mentioned a short while ago, a couple of artists picked out boat recordings despite not being especially fond of boats, to say the least. So why did La Cosa Preziosa pick out the sound of a tourist boat trip? Here she explains eloquently:
You can’t really be a tourist in Hamburg without taking a boat trip. EVERYONE takes a boat trip. And to be honest, it’s the best way to see what’s most known and loved about the city – its harbour, its maritime history. I love boats,