A museum floor creak contains layers of information. Who were the people that stepped over it through centuries, what path they were following, what were their thoughts, ideas and fears?
This piece contains 8 field recordings of real squeaky floors from Russian and international museums – combined with an audio essay on the meaning of this sound. Recorded within a few years, they act as a soundtrack to Galina Cherkashina’s essay, who is the head of 14-17 Centuries History Department at the Sergiyev Posad State museum.
Narration by Alexander Shvetsov, the stage director at the Teatralny Kovcheg theatre in Sergiyev Posad.
This piece will be presented at the 2020 SonOhr Radio & Podcast Festival in Bern, Switzerland.