NOTE: 'I.A. Maastunnel' is only available as a physical release – a wooden pack made with the laser cutting technique. It contains a USB pendrive with the video, including bonus audio tracks, and a cassette with the soundtrack. Link trailer: vimeo.com/428583144
'I.A. Maastunnel' is a 21-minutes documentary in sound and moving image highlighting the hidden acoustic behaviours of the Maastunnel (Rotterdam, NL): a 500-meter-long tunnel under the Maas river. The location is explored through sound-walks, performative interventions, and by recording sounds using ambient microphones, homemade contact microphones, electromagnetic antennas, and a hydrophone. It is published as a handmade art object in a limited edition of 50 copies, with a design based on the maps of the Maastunnel.
Video 'I.A. Maastunnel'
(USB, HD movie, stereo, 21’09’’)
Directed by Christian Galarreta and Janneke van der Putten as part of their project 'Invisible Architecture'. Camera by Mihail Bakalov and Janneke van der Putten. Sound recordings and video editing by Christian Galarreta and Janneke van der Putten. Audio editing by Christian Galarreta. Performed by Gwen van den Bout, Ellen van Eldik, Christian Galarreta, Mike Kramer, Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa, Janneke van der Putten and Lichun Tseng.
Soundtrack I.A. Maastunnel
(audio cassette, raw field recordings without electronic effects, side A: 15'13”, side B: 15'00”)
Tracks A1, A2, B1 and B3 recorded by Christian Galarreta. Track B2 recorded and performed by Gwen van den Bout, Ellen van Eldik, Christian Galarreta, Mike Kramer, Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa, Janneke van der Putten and Lichun Tseng. Track B4 recorded by Janneke van der Putten. Audio editing by Christian Galarreta.
'I.A. Maastunnel' was recorded and performed at the Maastunnel in September 2015. Published by Aloardi, 2019 (Alo 061). Design art object by Yoana Buzova in collaboration with Christian Galarreta and Janneke van der Putten. Thanks to W_Lfrt project spaces, the Maastunnel crew, Peter van Gemst and Anton Ruiter. Partly supported by the City of Rotterdam and Mya Cultural Fund.