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Empty Quarter Recordings from the Rub' Al Khali Desert 2009



Much like an anthropologist doing fieldwork in a marginal land, Soundwalk Collective went on a 45-day journey through the Rub' Al Khali Desert in the southern peninsula of Saudi Arabia. In this Desert of deserts, the crossroads of the Arabic civilization, the Collective recorded hundreds of hours of sonic fragments. The result is a reflection on silence, an hypnotic meditation on a forsaken world, transience and the footprints left by man on earth. Sounds collected here know no boundaries, just as the nomadic traditions remind us.

The Soundwalk Collective refer to themselves as "sonic nomads". Based out of Berlin and New York, the group has been gathering sounds from different environments for over a decade.

About the Anniversary Series
Launched in 2002, Soundwalk Collective has won international recognition for their work of abstracting and re-composing narrative sound pieces through fragments of reality, and by forging evocative journeys in sound that are exhibited in the form of sound installation and performance. This Anniversary Series will showcase selected works that have both defined and defied the soundscape genre in an 8-part radio retrospective dedicated to the Collective's diverse body of work. Produced in collaboration with Resonance FM 104.4 FM, London [UK] and made available here in partnership with ARTonAIR.org.
 

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The Soundwalk Collective is an international art collective based in Berlin & New York City. Since 2000 they have been sonic nomads, embarking on never ending journeys from the desolate land of Bessarabia to the desert of Rub al Khali. By exploring and documenting the world around us through its sounds, the Collective abstracts and re-composes narrative sound pieces through fragments of reality to form distinct audible journeys. About the Anniversary Series Soundwalk Collective has won international recognition for their work of abstracting and re-composing narrative sound pieces through fragments of reality, and by forging evocative journeys in sound that are exhibited in the form of sound installation and performance. This Anniversary Series will showcase selected works that have both defined and defied the soundscape genre in an 8-part radio retrospective dedicated to the Collective's diverse body of work. Produced in collaboration with Resonance FM 104.4 FM, London [UK] and made available here in partnership with ARTonAIR.org.
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