The second round of the work, back in the city, was shot along the route of the M-Bahn, from Potsdamer Platz to Gleisdreieck.

There will be more to come with this work, including post-production work on the video material, but for now, here are a couple of images and video stills from the research.

And some hashtags, hey, why not...

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In both locations, we intended to shoot video excerpts of the process of carrying machine-learning-generated audio of nonexistent “trains” along the routes of these abandoned railway lines.

The Brandenburg work involved hacking through plenty of undergrowth along the way.

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The first part of this most recent round of work involved retracing the route of the Angermünde–Bad Freienwalde line in Brandenburg (which was active from 1877 to 1997), and the second part was with the Berlin M-Bahn route (active in 1991).

There’s plenty more about the work on our site, here:

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With the support of the Neustart Kultur program of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, we’ve been undertaking further practical research related to our work, Other Trains. Specifically, most recently, we have been gathering video material related to the work in Brandenburg and Berlin.

If you’re in Amsterdam, come along to Lely at 8pm on Sunday; we’ll be in the main stairwell. All the info is on our site, here:

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This Sunday, May 15., we’ll be doing an intervention in Minute/Year, at Lely in Amsterdam, together with Agnė Auzelyte...

Covid-permitting, there will be events through the year related to the work, curated and presented by Agnė Auželytė. The work also has a glittery cape this year, courtesy of Stephen Doyle and Lisa Simpson. And all impossible without @Slyka. ✨

There are further details about it all, which are on the website, here:

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Hi. It’s 2022. Happy new year. We’re trying to stay busy, we hope you’re doing ok in the hard times.

Year seven of Minute/Year will be beginning later today. This year, the work is in the main stairwell of Lely, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lely is a modernist building in the west of the city, with a giant stairwell on its northern face, and the work is on the second floor.

Harvest is being presented as part of Sound>Walk>Berlin, the sound in urban space program of the 2021 Monat der Zeitgenössischen Musik Festival (Month of Contemporary Music Festival 2021).
Development and presentation of Harvest has been supported by Musikfonds.

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Once the performers meet, the loops are ended, and the work is complete.

The audience of the work are at the performers’ meeting-point. At the beginning, they can hear the original four bells ringing in the distance. Over the course of the work, as the performers walk, the looped recorded sound slowly approaches them, shifting from background sound to foreground, from distant sound to immediate, and from source sound to recorded.

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Harvest is a gathering of four bells.

Harvest is a score-based work for four performers, outdoors. The sound of ringing bells from four different locations in Kreuzberg are simultaneously recorded, when they begin to ring at 6pm. These recordings are then re-played in a loop by the performers. They then start to walk towards each other, through the streets of the city. As they converge, the sounds of the four recordings combine, creating an ephemeral acoustic gathering.

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