The Water that Moves You is a soundwalk designed for a specific section along the river Maas in the city centre of Rotterdam. The audio includes parallel narratives of different characters that blend the past, present, and future together. They speculate on our watery destiny from the specific angles of the Maas as a trade carrier, a public space, a potential threat as the water levels are rising and a place for contemplation.
Put on your headphones and imagine along this multifaceted watery world.
credits: Special thanks to Alina Turdean and Thom Driver.
Text materials: written by waterybeings fragments by and inspiration from Donall Dempsey 'Monkey in a Red Fez Dancing to Abba', Gerrit Kouwenaar 'I never', Harley White 'Cross that Bridge', Adnama17 'Direction', T.S. Eliot 'The Fire Sermon', Walt Whitman 'In Cabin’d Ships at Sea', Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 'The Bridge', Hermann Hesse 'Siddhartha', Aidan Chambers 'This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn', Albertus Magnus 'De animalibus III' (149), Brooke Holmes 'Fluid Feelings (Fluid Matters) - In Flux', R. Buckminster Fuller 'Pattern-Thinking', Alice Oswald 'Nobody', Edward Everett Hale 'The Brick Moon, and Other Stories', Gerard K. O'Neill 'The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space', Paul Youngquist 'The space machine: Baraka and science fiction', Amiri Baraka 'rhythm travel', Kalamu ya Salaam 'Buddy bolden', Honorée Fanonne Jeffers 'Sister Lilith', Bright Eyes 'Time Code'
Soundfragments: Fieldrecordings and foley by waterybeings www.zapsplat.com archival sounds from RE:VIVE x MORD - Rotterdam Sample Pack youtube: Andreas Sandqvist 'Meteorologi', Muslim Geography 'ما هو علم الأرصاد الجوية؟', テレ東BIZ 'ドイツ西部やベルギーで洪水 死者67人に（2021年7月16日）', Jornalismo RIT TV 'Chuvas e inundações deixam mais de 60 mortos na Alemanha e na Bélgica', CNN 'See huge flood devastation in Germany and Belgium', tagesschau 'Mehr als 100 Tote durch Hochwasser-Katastrophe', NOS 'LIVE: Extra NOS Journaal over overstromingen'
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