Melting Soundscapes

Melting Soundscapes” are soundscapes from a deep-time ecology hidden and encrypted within Thielpark in Germany. Localized in a topography created at the end of Earth’s last ice age and in contrast to Berlin’s urban expansion, the park holds within its microcosmos records and aspects of a long-gone past. By using a microphone as a magnifying lens, the work uses sound samples from the present-day park to speculate on long-lost sound ecologies or future ice-age sounds to come.

Özcan Ertek, 2019