CityWalk #1 Paris – 2012
This composition is the audio-graphical expression of a stroll in the Northern part of Paris while the sun is setting, based on urban recordings augmented with entangled lines of thoughts, moods, and imaginations inspired by the emotional sonic atmosphere.
While walking, strong mental images merge with the ambient urban sounds and underground metro humming. The voices of passersby in different languages, overlay cars and ambulances, a carousel playing old French tunes, walking foot steps and rain through the electric city light. Surrealistic emotional landscapes of human-city encounter, haunt a rainy Wednesday evening in the Montmartre area with its large, busy avenues filled with noise and passing strangers, and its old, narrow streets with cafés and small shops.
Audio-graphic performance. Duration 15'45.
Excerpts – 3'00
Full performance – 15'13
Screenshots: CityWalk stills
Soundtrack: CityWalk audio
Lyrics: CityWalk lyrics