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TONSPUR 49
8-channel sound work
Berlin Favourite Sounds aims to discover what Berliners find positive about their city's soundscape by asking the seemingly simple question, "What is your favourite Berlin sound, and why?" The replies create an archive of knowledge about the city's sounds and what people think and feel about them. The responses are fascinating. There are often unexpected suggestions and everyone has a different perspective on the question. Together they reveal not only the significant sounds of everyday life but also questions concerning city sound identities, our changing soundscape, disappearing sounds, noise problems and more creative aspects of the sound environment.
A selection of Berlin's favourite sounds so far will be playing at TONSPUR, Schlossplatz from February 5th. Some have been recorded to take account of their movements and spatiality as far as is possible.
Many thanks to Valeria Merlini for her help in recording.
Peter Cusack
January 2012
The favourite sounds project first started in London in 1998 as a project for the artist's run radio station ResonanceFM. It has since happened in other world cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Chicago, Beijing and Prague.

Schloßplatz Berlin/Mitte (bench line between Berlin Cathedral and Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin [nearby the Humboldt-Box]

In Kooperation mit TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum
www.berlin.tonspur.at

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