Dworzec Towarowy, an audio expedition by Werner Urban

by Werner Urban

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During a roadtrip to Poland, composer Werner Urban and his long-time girlfriend photographer Lilian van Rooij discover an abandoned freight station just outside Wrocław's city center. Tracks and warehouses, covered and filled with rusty material, are all part of ‘Dworzec Towarowy’, the popular name used by locals to describe the scene. Urban decides to ‘record the location’ and use sounds he extracts from the place to compose music with.

By collecting sounds that are almost extinct, Werner Urban not only archives time, he recycles place and object. A certain machine, once a proud producer for the masses, reincarnates to play a role it was never cut out for. Listen to a big blow of a falling brickstone, the scratching of broken glass on a train track or an old tire, slowly rolling through a puddle before it tips over and causes a big splash. Werner Urban preserves the scenery with sound in a way a photographer produces images or an author turns words into novelles. On the spot, he creates protagonists out of a rusty nail or a broken fluorescent tube, while reinstating their functionality beyond the present time.

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released February 7, 2017

All tracks written & produced by Werner Urban, 2016

Field recordings: Werner Urban and Lilian van Rooij at Dworzec Towarowy (Güterbahnhof Breslau Ost), Wrocław, Poland, 2011
Mastering: Jeffrey de Gans at Da Goose Music
Design: HOAX
Lasercut: IDLaser
Catalog: AB001
Making of: youtu.be/941Ru4kC5kI

For Lilian and Evan. In loving memory of Johannes Groeneveld.

P & C 2016 Abandoned

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Werner Urban Utrecht, Netherlands

Armed with a field recorder and a pair of headphones, Werner Urban hits the street to create and capture sonic structures to compose music with. He uses the acoustics of abandoned buildings and desolate places, while designing and recording sounds out of scrap material found on the spot. ... more

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