21 avril 2011

The 4 seasons of Paanajärvi: the spring

 

barques_classe

 

A year and a half after our first trip we're back in Paanäjarvi. This will be the first of a series of four trips that should take us there over the 4 seasons of the year to record the incredible soundscape of this small Karelian village.

After the long cold and dark winter spring here is an important season. The days are getting longer and longer, the snow has melted and time has come for seeding, fishing and outdoors activities.

avec_nikolaibarque_ciel_bicolore

coucher_soleil_brumeced_face_village_ponton

 

Over the ten days we spent there we were lucky with the weather. It started with snow and wind on the first days, turned to light rain and ended in sunny and warm days announcing the summer to come. This enabled us to record a large variety of ambiances, atmospheres and activities.

 

couher_soleil_violet_gauchecouher_soleil_violet

 elisa_feumaison_elisa

 

What is amazing in Paanäjarvi is the limpidity of the sounds. No sound pollution there. No roads nearby, even no plane above. Every sound is very distinct and is reinforced by a very strange and strong echo created by the forest around the village.

face_village_neigemic_ced_ile_face_village

 poteau_petit_matinnico_elisa_bois

 

In the end we recorded about 20 hours of sound: long ambiances by the river or the swamp, people cooking, fishing, washing, burning grass, gardening etc.., birds -new birds were arriving every day!- the sounds of the wooden house creaking in the wind, the rowing boats, ice and snow melting, the dry hard grass, the newborn frogs.. and many more!

riviere_brumestockage_patates_et_maison

nico_plaque_glacenuit_village

 

A selection of these sounds will be presented in Paanäjarvi by the Juminkeko foundation when the project's over and meanwhile we started working on a sound piece for the radio. The next trip is not planned yet as our financial situation won't allow us to go in the summer but we have hope for a grant from the EU for the end of the year.

nous_avant_sauna

 

 

this project is supported by

logo defi jeunelogo_scam_Orange_grd_fondBlancand the JUMINKEKO FOUNDATION

 

 

Posté par rightinfront à 16:28 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,


Commentaires sur The 4 seasons of Paanajärvi: the spring

Nouveau commentaire