“There are real human beings at the heart of this recording. And what of those human beings? They could have been wrongly imprisoned – or maybe their incarceration was utterly justified. Were they cold-blooded killers or did they just steal some money in order to make ends meet? Whatever their crimes and circumstances, they (and their performance) deserved some respect.”
Our Dada sounds go to Amsterdam today, with reimagined sounds from Schiphol airport and from the Westerkerk church.
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“In Utopia, all religions are tolerated. In real-life, More was a hard-line Catholic, vehemently opposed to the Reformation and said to have approved of the sending of Protestants to the stake for heresy. This piece contrasts these two sides of the man.”
“Was it an animal in pain? It would have to be a mighty big cow to make that sort of noise…”
“Farm machinery? Again something huge and previously unseen or heard in these parts must have been imported overnight, if that was the case.”
“Aircraft?. The sound was too consistent for that…”