The Sound Of Vinderup

In the summer of 2021, I had the privilege of visiting artist Sara Strandby in Vinderup as part of her project Nye Tider I Vinden:

During my visit, I had the pleasure of participating in some workshops for local schoolkids, where I recorded them building nests, talking, and sharing stories about birds. I used these recordings to create a sound collage with voices and music. The music was composed and produced using instruments and sounds created by transforming found sounds into software instruments.

The sound collage was exhibited in Bystuen (City-livingroom) in Vinderup during the summer holidays. Bystuen was (at the time) a temporary cultural space for the city of Vinderup, created in an old, worn-out shop. The sound collage was printed on a CD and could be played from an old discman. As a site-specific sound designer, I mixed the collage for the exact speakers (Genelec 8020) and the room in which it was being played.

The sound collage was an immersive experience that allowed the listeners to be transported into the world of how children think of birds. The workshops with the schoolkids were a great way to involve the local community in the project. It was inspiring to see their enthusiasm and creativity while building the nests and sharing stories about birds. The sound collage was a culmination of their efforts, and it was rewarding to see the final product come to life in Bystuen.