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Soundwalk: The Black Sea Project

Tracing the mythic journey of Jason and the Argonauts through the Black Sea with sound and video.

Soundwalk: The Black Sea Project

Tracing the mythic journey of Jason and the Argonauts through the Black Sea with sound and video.

$260
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 23 2011 7:20 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 23, 2011

About

SOUNDWALK: THE BLACK SEA PROJECT

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Somewhere along the shores of the Black Sea, lies a bustling sonic landscape where sabres of ancient heros faintly resonate while modern cargo ships make its way to Odessa. This space is a melting pot of memories and sounds belonging to the many peoples of the Black Sea. Bonded by the last frontiers of Europe (Romania and Bulgaria), Turkey, Georgia, Russia, the Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula, this vast inland sea once was a busy gateway between the Slavic cultures and the Middle East. 

OUR MISSION: TO TRACE AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BLACK SEA

The Black Sea is also known for the heroic journey of Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece. On July 1st, Soundwalk (www.soundwalkcollective.com), an international sound collective, will embark on a sailboat from Istanbul equipped with scanners, aerial antennae, field microphones and a video camera. 

We will cover almost 2000 Nautical Miles to retrace parts of Jason’s mythical quest, passing the Cape at the northeast of the Bosphorus river (Turkey) to reach “Colchis” (modern Black Sea coast of Georgia). Our journey will further make its way by Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine Russia, Georgia and back to Istanbul. Along this route we will cover thousands of disparate transmissions meeting on the open waters; the voices and sounds of the many communities across the shores. When put together they are telling a beautiful tale of great cultural diversity. Our last stop will be Kazantip located on the Crimean Peninsula. 

DRAWING A SONIC CARTOGRAPHY OF GREAT CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Alternating between day and night shifts, we are manning our recording equipment 24 hours. Throughout our journey of ‘sound fishing’ we keep a travel log with images and a live stream of field recordings. You can listen in with us to intimate voices, marine radio, air traffic, music excerpts, fishermen, morse codes, calls to prayer or cargo communications filling up the sonic spheres. 

LIVE PERFORMANCES EN ROUTE & DOCUMENTARY/ LIVE STREAM

Upon arrival on each port we host performances on the boat. Our ‘acoustic catch’ of the day will be hand-etched onto vinyl records and then mixed live on boat (using 12 turntables) into an immersive sound environment. The performances will also be included in our Black Sea documentary and streamed live. 

We will be performing in Batumi (Georgia), Istanbul, Samsun (Turkey), Varna (Bulgaria), Constanta & Sulina (Romania), Odessa (Ukraine), Yalta & Kerch (Crimean Peninsula/Ukraine), Novorossiysk & Sochi (Russia), Batumi & Tblisi (Georgia) - including a performance for the opening of Eastern Europe’s craziest music and dance beach party in Kazantip.

Please check our website for dates and for our upcoming travel log.

BE PART OF OUR ACOUSTIC JOURNEY

We want to share this mind blowing experience with you and need your support to capture the sonic treasures of the Black Sea. Our sound fishing tour is captured in a feature length documentary and in a photography book with images by Soundwalk founder Stephan Crasneanscki including a CD of the Black Sea sound piece. All the sounds and visuals collected on our 42 day journey will be mixed into an audio-visual fresco that will go on tour around the world. 

Please join us and help us to make this happen! THANK YOU!!!

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    BLACK SEA: CD of 1 hour Black Sea recording mix with custom art work made exclusively for Kickstarter supporters + thank you on our website

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    SOCHI: A free 1 hour download of the latest Soundwalk release The Passenger recordings from Fes, Marrakech and Tangier + CD Bronx Soundscape + signed postcard with a little note from Sochi (Russia)

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    BATUMI: All of the above + CD limited edition of Ulysses Syndrome sound piece + DVD of our Rub’ Al Khali desert sound piece + DVD Varanasi Soundscape + signed postcard with a little note from Batumi (Georgia)

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    YALTA: All of the above + signed limited edition studio cut vinyl (180g) of Ulysses’ Syndrome sound piece + signed limited DVD (feature length documentary) of Soundwalk’s Black Sea journey + signed limited edition studio cut vinyl (180g) of Black Sea sound piece signed postcard with a little note from Yalta (Ukraine)

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    SULINA: All of the above + signed Soundwalk deluxe box set including: limited edition studio cut vinyl (180g) of Black Sea soundpiece + limited edition of 24-hour STARCK MIX, a gift from Soundwalk to Philipe Starck + Kill the Ego New York Soundwalk Guide + CHANEL sound scape for Chanel mobile art museum + signed postcard with a little note from Sulina (Romania)

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    VARNA: All the above + signed limited edition studio cut vinyl (180g) of Death Must Die sound piece + signed limited edition studio cut vinyl (180g) of Bessarabia Ghost Tapes in Eastern Europe + signed limited edition Black Sea photography book including a CD of Black Sea sound piece + signed postcard with a little note from Varna (Bulgaria)

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    CONSTANTA: Create an unique sampler and recording! Working hands on with one of our collective members on a sound piece in the studio, learning/using Pro Tools and burning it onto a vinyl record + signed postcard with a little note from Constanta (Romania)

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    ISTANBUL: All of the above + your name as one of the Executive Producers in credits for the Black Sea journey documentary and audio-visual performance piece + limited signed CD of Black Sea documentary + 78 rpm rare record collected in places along our journey + signed postcard with a little note from Istanbul (Turkey)

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    ODESSA: All of the above + Black Sea sound piece performed at your place or (music/art) venue of choice + signed limited edition of diptych C print 47.2x35.4 inches of Black Sea series by Soundwalk founder & artist Stephan Crasneanscki + signed postcard with a little note from Odessa (Ukraine)

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    KAZANTIP: All of the above + signed limited edition of diptych C print 47.2x35.4 inches of Black Sea series by Soundwalk founder & artist Stephan Crasneanscki + limited Ulysses’ Syndrome series Sound Cases including 2 turntables, high-fidelity speakers and a set of vinyls pressed with sounds from Soundwalk’s Black Sea sound piece + a signed postcard with a little note from Kazantip (Crimean Peninsula)

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