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60 Minute Cities- Vancouver

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[Purchase includes all audio tracks in Mp3 format and PDF with track descriptions.]

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Audio Track Listing:

1- Docking Ferry - Horseshoe Bay (6:00) / 2- Parking Trains - New Brighton(6:00) / 3- Birds - Granville Island (6:00) / 4- Seawall (6:00) / 5- Beneath The Second Narrows (6:00) / 6- Crab Park At Night (6:00) / 7- Rush Hour - Waterfront Station (6:00) / 8-  Cargo Train From A Tree (6:00) / 9- Wind - Lighthouse Park (6:00) / 10- Melting Snow - Trout Lake (6:00)

Our world is full of noise, and as the Earth’s populace continues to increase, we are only heading toward an even noisier one / Around the time that I was thinking about how to approach this sonic portrait of Vancouver, I was becoming all-too aware of a growing lack of etiquette surrounding noise. Generally speaking, sound is stimulus,  and although it can be used as a helpful tool, it also has a weaponizing power / When I sit on public transit or in coffee shops in an attempt to listen to and absorb a sonic environment, I’m amazed at how most of the time it is people’s phones I am hearing and little more / The cynic in me jumps to this thought: we are a desensitized public who not only seem to have forgotten that headphones even exist, but seem perfectly ignorant to how noise can affect the people around us / However, the idealist in me speaks louder here, and I’ve decided to use this project as an opportunity to capture a Vancouver as I hear it, or at least want to / These recordings are of my quiet Vancouver, of places one can go and meditate on sound rather than be distracted by it //

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16:00 / February 27, 2017 / 49°17'20.36"N, 123° 2'10.35"W / Parking trains - New Brighton / New Brighton Park is in the far Northeastern reaches of Vancouver’s East Village neighbourhood (formally Hastings Sunrise) / I lived in this area for many years in my twenties and New Brighton became a staple for my weekly jogs / The park possesses an immense musicality, nestled within the ceaseless noise of urbanized industry / I would always stop on my runs to listen and watch trains as they pulled into the shipping yard / In this particular recording a train abruptly stops at around the four minute mark, creating an unexpected juxtaposition between the creaking metal components and the ensuing near-silence / It was something I wasn’t expecting and have come to really appreciate about the recording / Like an intermission in a play, the final two minutes become a welcomed space for reflection //

About the Artist:

Adrian Dziewanski is a musician, sound artist and music blogger who has previously made music as empress, and as The Pollen Sisters with Mathieu Ruhlmann / Currently, Dziewanski records as Riverkeeper and under his own name / In terms of sound, he strongly believes in the potency and poetry of musical happenstance and advocates for the benefits of deep listening / His music has been described as “emotionally evocative,” and “an intensely private ritual.” / He has performed at Signal + Noise, Quiet City, and Fake Jazz Fest / His work has been published via Vacant Tapes, 23five Inc., and Prairie Fire Tapes / He lives in Vancouver //