#294. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Berghaim – Songs from the Young Earth.
Berghaim is a living face in the ground residing within vast mountain-landscapes from where he broadcasts voices from across the oceans through his pirate radio station, The Beginning. Every now and then he is visited by a pair of ducks, who are active practicioners of camouflaging techniques and play advanced games of hide and seek with Berghaim. The story takes place on a peculiar day, where, only one duck shows up. It is therefore up to Berghaim to assist the still-visible Duck in finding his missing companion, the elusive The Ghost Duck. On the way there, we discover Berghaim’s hidden, crusty layers and meet a fourth character, The Hermit’s Friend. “Songs from the young earth” reflects on Icelandic folklore traditions and the history of camouflage through songs, sound and speech. Being hidden within a landscape and a self-made mythology are the themes that artist/musician Bergur Thomas Anderson explores through the world of Berghaim.
Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Bergur Thomas Anderson.
Recorded at WORM sound studios & various locations in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Reykjavík.
Additional voices performed by Gunnar Gunnsteinsson, Gunnar Örn Egilsson, Sara Hamadeh, Alexander Iezzi & Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni.
Mastered by Lukas Simonis.
Special thanks to WORM, Lukas, Albert, Ásthildur & Wesley.
Image: Berghaim’s first appearance in a video made in collaboration with Catoo Kemperman and Simon Becks.