10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 104.4… This evening’s Clear Spot is the second of three programmes looking at the presence of numbers in the urban environment…. telephone numbers, license plates, adverts, clocks, calendars, instructional signage, price tags, currency values and so on. In some ways the recordings are two fold things since they are also vignettes of place and space; quotidian/field recordings made in cities. Tonight’s episode was recorded in Amsterdam by Harold Schellinx. Harold describes the project thus: “Citynumberscapes are field/quotidian recordings of urban space, peppered with recited numbers found within the landscape. We did them as ‘factually’ and ‘artlessly’ as possible, without montage or post-production: just pressed record, walked, looked for numbers & spoke … “. Countdown begins at 8:00pm. For further information, there’s a nice article by Harold here about the production process and the origins of the concept.
Amsterdam by numbers
August 15th, 2012 · No Comments