Rolf Langebartels
Internetproject Soundbag

update from November 28th, 2004
"So silent like now, it should be anywhere and at any time, Lydia —. Why is it so noisy in human life?". — "My dear guy, nowadays you will not find that any more — I got it, what you mean. No, that's all died away forever ... " — "Why that doesn't exist anymore", I insisted. "Always there is something going on. Always they knock on something, or they make music, always a dog is barking, somebody is walking above your flat over your head, windows are clapping, a telephone shrills — Oh God, give us earlids as a present. We are inexpediently equipped." — "Be quiet," the princess said. "Better listen to the silence"!
It was so silent, that you could hear singing the carbonic acid in the glasses. ... The silence arched over us as an infinite globe.
Kurt Tucholsky
From: Kurt Tucholsky, Schloß Gripsholm, novel, written in the year 1931, 1933 among many other books burnt by national socialist students and the SA (Schutzstaffel) in front of the Berlin University.
SOUNDBAG is an internet project by Rolf Langebartels. A collection of items relating to Sound Art and Audio Art. Contributions are welcome. Please send them to the email address below.
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