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Open Call | Netherlands Field Recordings during Corona Crisis

Currently around the world, life has changed significantly. Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, daily life as we knew it has grinded to a near halt. Billions are in quarantine, advised or unallowed to leave their homes except when absolutely necessary. This limited mobility has caused dramatic shifts from limiting pollution to record surges in …

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It’s All True | This is not a Fugazi opera

Using the past to inform the present? Look no further than the stage. Centuries old plays and operas continue to grace the world’s most glorious stages with their presence, still marvelling audiences with their timeless mastery that never wavers. Archives and libraries are full of manuscripts documenting these performances, so it’s logical for playwrights, directors, …

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Stadtnatur | Sample Fest

We do not encounter nature more often than in our own neighborhood: large-scale parks, re-naturalised industrial plants, mighty street trees, species-rich backyards, community gardens and the sound of singing birds meet us almost every day in the city. Although it’s constantly present, nature in a city often goes unnoticed. But when we do recognize it, …

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There’s more to the story: Swarm Intelligence “NDSM Werf”

One of the best things about working with archival material is the stories that exist around certain sounds, images or videos. Content maybe be king in today’s age but context is the crown. We want to polish that crown. The video for Swarm Intelligence’s “NDSM Werf” showed scenes of ships being launched at the old …

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