Berlin-based Lutta and Gunnar revisit Sergiyev Posad, Lutta’s hometown. In this episode we listen to the sounds of the relatively new residential area known as Uglitch where Lutta has been living before relocating to Germany.
This soundwalk was recorded during the couple’s stay in Russia in the winter of 2010/2011. Lutta is reflecting upon the changing landscape of the familiar place while Gunnar recounts his experience as a German speaker finding himself among the Russians and the Russian sounds. The topics range from the old and noisy cars that are still around, the children’s sleighing and whether the snow sounds different in different countries to the modern-day urban alienation and the very own lingo of the Russian media.
Recording locations: Uglitch
Recording date: January 6, 30th, 2011
Related period: 1990-2000’s
Sounds: stereo, binaural stereo
Part of Sergiyev Posad Sound Map.