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The Encounter

The Soundwalk Collective's The Encounter features recordings from the Schwarzwald, Germany in 2010. In 1967, Paul Celan visited Martin Heidegger in Todtnauberg, located in the Black Forest where the philosopher worked. The subsequent poem written from this meeting, "Todtnauberg", became an intellectual milestone of post-war Europe. Jean Luc Nancy thinks about this meeting, but instead of looking for conclusions, he leaves his mind free to think, free to answer, free to be lost maybe. It is not only a speech but also a voice of restless resonance.


Soundwalk Collective


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