SEMI SILENT

We started in 2016 with sound pieces using field recordings in podcasts for a Bucharest sound ecology: the exploration/recording/transformation/transmission of urban intimate memories. Older pieces here, do just that! Newer sound submissions though, make us want to leave the city and the documentary, get lost in illusion/fiction/drama, based just as well in field recording: forms that stimulate stories that transmit that listening state. Of course, it’s just radio, our only medium to theorize and practice listening for space & story, remotely!

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About the Future. A poem by V. Leac (English, Romanian, German)


about the future (V.Leac) it is undoubtable that the giant wave will wash through the dryland with an amazing speed. it is difficult to imagine such a speed... the flish are hidden somewhere in the wave, right on the tip of the wave, they are helpless, so they just sit there… the wave crashes into a mountain – boom! and the flish are thrown into the desert. everyone thinks they are dead; it’s just an illusion, a false illusion. now, please, pay attention: - look carefully at this spot. do you notice something very very fast is moving and getting thicker? well, gentlemen, it’s the double-jawed worm. it is born inside the flish and then it eats it from within – did you see? it’s very easy. then, by scent, the kangaroo-snail comes – you can see it in this picture; it’s got one leg, and this leg was once a tail. life is extremely tough in the desert. everything happens very very fast – and when you least expect it out comes the dragonfly-lizard that runs/flies with over 115 km per hour. it grabs the snail and devours it ultra-rapidly. the dragonfly-lizard is chocked by a trapping flower. everything happens...life is extremely tough… now we’re entering the giant super-forest: - see how the canopy moves? you’re scared, aren’t you? don’t worry. it’s just an eight-legged mammoth, it’s vegetarian. - see this green spot on the tree? it crawls after the mammoth and makes it so that the mammoth steps in it; it is highly intelligent: it has set up house inside the mammoth. can you believe that this spot currently unknown to us can bring the mammoth on the brink of despair? at first we were also amazed. it all happens very fast. in two million years from now, life will be extremely tough… we have showed you these images to get an idea about how life on earth is going to be. it all happens very very fast. Translated from Romanian to English by Alexandra M. P?un and to German by Gabriela Fierbin?eanu. The piece is composed by Cristian Fierbin?eanu with a poem by V. Leac in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a project organized by Jum?tatea plin? for SEMI SILENT. Partners: Czech Center and the National Museum of Romanian Literature. With the support of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.


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 2020-12-03  8m