Another month, another colour, another story. We are led by Olga Romashova, a local poet and an ecologist at the Moscow’s Vorobyovy Gory wildlife reserve park. But no poetry readings or lectures on nature this time – Olga speaks of the years she and her family have spent in that area that borders with the city centre. Delivered in her inimitable style are the reminiscences of the sounds of the general elections Olga went to with her grandparents, ‘natural economy’ gifts – vodka bottles given to the plumbers (this could be a more efficient way to get rid of the plumbing issues in the Soviet times), written school tests burned to ashes. Also, debunking the old local myth that defames Rabotchiy as of one the most crime-ridden area of Sergiyev Posad.
All sounds were gathered in the area. Here are the key non-verbal sounds featured in this recording:
Recording locations: Rabotchiy, Kamenniy
Recording date: February 26, 27th, 2011
Related period: 1980s-2000s
Sounds: stereo, binaural stereo
Part of Sergiyev Posad Sound Map.