Wer das Eigene nicht kennt, kann das Andere nicht erkennen, geschweige denn schätzen lernen.
He who does not know his own, can not perceive the other, much less learn to appreciate it.
(2. Berliner Appell, Thesen zum Interkulturellen Dialog)
Welcome to the website of Soundscapes of Rostock, an ethnomusicological exploration of sounds which in some way define the city and its suburbs. Based on soundscape theories developed by Raymond Murray Schafer, and based at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) Rostock, the project is led by ethnomusicologists Barbara Alge and Frances Wilkins in collaboration with students and staff at the HMT and the University of Technology, Business and Design Wismar. The aim of the project has been to capture and record sounds, musical and environmental, which in some way identify the different areas of the city - anything from political rallies and street musicians in the city centre to electric doors, Christmas market and industrial sounds. This was carried out over five months between October 2010 and February 2011 and has resulted in a substantial and important collection of audio and video recordings, photographs, fieldnotes, and transcriptions.
A monument for street musician Michael Tryanowski (94 years), the old man with his accordion, part of Rostock's "cultural identity". http://www.rostock-heute.de/michael-tryanowski-spielmannopa-strassenmusi... (29.8.2014)
PhD thesis on "Research on Urban Soundscapes in Relation to Landscape and Urban Planning: Case studies in Germany and China", M. Sc. Jian Liu, 16 May 2014, 1 pm, Universität Rostock, Agrar- und Umweltwissenschaftliche Fakultät (JLW6-SR4)
The Soundscapes Rostock data base is being enlarged with recordings of music from migrant communities in Rostock.
"Wie klingt Rostock?" - exhibition and workshop at the Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften, 28 April 2011, from 7 pm, Innerstädtisches Gymnasium, Götheplatz, Rostock
The HMT group "Hybrid Cosmics" has presented the world premiere of their musical piece "Soundscapes Rostock". Listen to a part of this piece, namely the Soundscapes Rostock arrangement of Cello Suite Nr. 1, Allemande (J.S. Bach) under the section Sound Art of this website.
Radio Lohro today, 23 Feb 2011, at 4.50 pm and tomorrow, 24 Feb 2011, at 8.40 am: Soundscapes Rostock Quiz with chances to win two Scottish Music CDs.
TV Rostock gives some insight into the exhibition today, 22 Feb 2011, at 6 pm.
DURATION: 24 Feb - 24 March 2011 ENTRY FREE
LOCATION: Haus Böll, Mühlenstraße 9 (Ecke Grubenstraße)
OPENING CEREMONY: Thursday, 24 February 2011, 7 pm - with music by Hybrid Cosmics, snacks and drinks ENTRY FREE
Klänge einer Stadt — Eurolecture-Gastdozentur an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock