During April 2021, I am an art resident at RIVERSSSOUNDS, a platform for virtual sonic experiences and an online residency programme. Riversssounds invites to navigate the rivers of Europe via the microphones of sound artists. By using digital tools and artistic imagination, RIVERSSSOUNDS is a virtual portal for connecting the physical realities of different cities through sound. During my residency I will develop a multi-channel piece and soundwalk composition. Click here to read about the project.
During my residency, I explore Söderström, at once a river and non-river. Today, due to urban developments, this short stream that connects lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea in Stockholm is no longer that easily detectable as a river. It is nevertheless a crucial spot in the city as it regulates the water levels. In last several years it has been subject to a vast reconstruction. The already barely audible soundscapes of Söderström became completely taken over by construction noises. In the future vision, Söderström whose flow will be almost entirely regulated by humans, will play a decisive role in counter-acting the effects of climate change. My piece will articulate the strangely inaudible aura of Söderström by focusing on noises that cover its soundscapes.