Ronnie Sundin | Östersund

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Location: 63° 18' N, 14° 65' E
Time Zone: A | CET | UTC/GMT +1 Hour
Airports: 1
Inhabitants: 42,500

This piece is sort of a farewell or homage to the city that I grew up in (or just outside to be correct). Östersund is a small city located near the geographical centre of Sweden, just on the shore of the Great Lake. All of the recordings that I used are location recordings from it, both indoors and outdoors.

I chose some key sounds to represent the city's identity, these include: the bells of the town hall playing a song called 'Our Little Town'; the SS Thomée - an old steamship trafficking the Great Lake during the summer tourist season; ticking sounds from the environmental control system at the Jamtli Historical Museum, in the room housing the pride of the Museum, the Ytterhogdal Tapestry, which was recently dated to the tenth century.

Most of the sounds were left untreated but a few were processed in my computer.

Ronnie Sundin is a sound-artist from Sweden currently residing in Malmo who has been working with sound/music since the early 90s.

He has released works on a number of independent record labels including, among others, Ground Fault Recordings, Häpna and Fällt. Recent performances by Sundin include an outdoor concert in the Scania Park, Malmo; an afternoon concert at Terrassen, Kulturhuset in Stockholm and a DJ-set at the Rooseum Art Center, Malmo during a Starfield Simulation event organised by Komplott Records.



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