Wednesday, 22 August 2007
A ubiqutious part of life at Sproutbau is the extrordinary sound of the rooms and corridors. The echo of the building is unique, in part due to most flats having no furniture or carpets, and we decided to capture it through a sound walk with our kalimba. The kalimba is an African instrument with a special and pure tone. We walked around the building, through the garden and down to the enormous empty underground car park playing the instrument. We then arranged the piece to give listeners an impression of the variety of echoes and reverbs the building has to offer. We decided to file this under Haus Musik because although the Kalimba is ours the real star of the piece is the building itself.
STOP PRESS> We've replaced the arranged track with the original raw Kalimba Walk. We think it captures the atmosphere more successfully. See what you think.