My contribution to The Great Dutch Art Calendar of Trichis Publishers for 2018 is a photograph and an observation during my sound research into the globalization of urban China 1986 – 2015. Titled – ‘Time Lapse China’. In a max of 60 words I talk about traces of humanization of urban sound in China:
“When I landed in Shanghai again in 2015 the massive ringing bike bells of 1986 had disappeared and I found myself standing under viaducts listening to the heavy thumping and droning of the evening rush hour on 10 lanes highways.
Just as fascinating were the whizzings and whooshings of the electric mopeds, scooters and cars. Human sounds were audible again. In my street I heard children shoe’s trippling from far.