Duration 23’28 , Date of Release 26th September 2009 , Format zip , Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 de by-nc-nd
All sounds recorded by Krzysztof Topolski at different locations in the city of Gdansk
Edited, composed and produced by Arszyn July-August 2009.
Label konkretourist , Photo Jarek Boczko , Artwork Marcus Kuerten
Notes on Woda by Arszyn
Water is an enormous musical matter, owns a real microphonic beauty. All three physical conditions of water bring even more fascination. As for me I record falling water and waves. Water owns and generates an awfully rich colour palette, hums or
rhythmical sequences at the same time. Without water there is no … We still have a problem with water access and how is it commercialized! Very soon the new brands of bottled water emerge – more distilled, more out of earth’s depth. Being a kid in a small town I drank water directly from taps and hydrants. Today we have to filter water to become tasty and good for drinking. To produce one bottle of water we waste so much energy. Maybe drinking water from plastic bottlers should become a dead fad. I have heard that it is a fact at some places. But free market won’t give up and will push up the limit. Water access is the primary subject and main inspiration of my composition which is composed mainly on the basis of its sounds. Please think about it while you listen to Woda. I recommend it and wish you a water access.
Arszyn, September 2009
World Water Resources
We have 1.500.000.000 km3 of water.
70% Earth’s coverage,
97% of which in seas and oceans,
2 % in glaciers,
0.06% in the lakes and
0,54% underground waters.
Out of 1.500 milion km3 only 39 milion km3 are sweet water.
29 mln km3 is in Glaciers,
5 milion km3 in underground waters and
5 milion km3 is on the Earth’s surface.
Only 0,12 % in total is drinking water.
Source: Organización Panamerica de la Salud (OPS)