“The Soundscape of a Lockdown in 2:30 minutes” @Momus Experimental Center for the Arts

I was very happy that the soundscapes of Thessaloniki, which I had recorded during the lockdown of March-May 2020 was selected at the group exhibition “Together, so far so close” along with the works of 89 artists. The exhibition, which took place at Momus Experimental Center for the Arts, consisted of paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, installations, books – all created during the period of the first lockdown in Greece. You may have an idea of the screening of the soundscape at the exhibition, here  

The soundscape of a LOCKDOWN in 2:30 minutes

During the lockdown in Thessaloniki, I made some field recordings mostly from the balcony of my apartment, but also from other places at my neighborhood like the park, the streets and the seafront of Thessaloniki. Among the sounds that I recorded, were also the celebrations during the evening of Resurrection at Easter and the  day of the Orthodox Easter which all took place at he balconies of the flats. As I live by a very noisy and busy avenue, I recorded this huge change of the soundscape, as the sounds of cars and horns gradually were replaced by the songs …