View from Seru Bientu, the mountain of the wind. Listen to the Sabal Palm in episode 2, season 2022.
The Sound Sails, season 2022/Het Geluid Vaart, seizoen 2022
Created for the occasion of the Oerol-Festival,
Terschelling, The Netherlands.
Audio, 5 episodes of one hour long unintrupted field recordings. Recorded on the Carribean island Curaçao.
Imagine: you’re gonna lie back somewhere out there with your eyes closed. You listen, you feel the sun on your face. This is ‘The Sound Sails’, a podcast that makes precisely that possible, wherever you are. Each episode consists of one hour of continuous sound, recorded somewhere on Terschelling. Every day a new hour: The surf, a meadow full of birds or a forest edge. This way you can enjoy the island feeling, without inconveniences like rain, mosquitoes or thistles. We have already endured those for you.
With sounds, it’s almost as if they just are present, but in fact, they travel all the time – the sound sails.
The Sound Sails/Het Geluid Vaart is included in the collection of Museum for Sound and Vision (Museum voor Beeld en Geluid)
The Tirzo Martha School in Curaçao, early in the morning. Rush hour still has to come. Episode 5, season 2022.
The northern coast, recording the braking of the waves. Episode 1, season 2022.
Recording at beach Grote Knip. The plushy ears on te sides of the backpack are the windcovers for our microphones. Episode 3, season 2022.
In the shadow of the squeaking windmill one of the dogs from Hofi Francisco Maria is taking a nap. Episode 2, season 2022.
All episodes of The Sound Sails
Realisation intro’s and interviews: audiocollective Luid en Duidelijk (Inge ter Schure and Maartje Willems)
Sound technician: Arno Peeters
Commissioned by: Marin de Boer for OEROL 2020, 2021, 2022.
Selwyn de Wind, advice.
Nathifa Martina, Palabricks, correction and translation Papiamentu.
Thanks to: Instituto Buena Bista – Tirzo Martha en David Bade; Skol pa Desaroyo Integral Tirzo Martha- Vallery Zimmerman, Jeushelin Isenia-Belefanti; Dienst Openbare Scholen Curaçao – Rensley Wanga; Hofi Francisco – Maria en Francisco.
Supported by: VriendenLoterij Fonds.
Press about the 2022 season
– De vrijdagavond – Het Geluid Vaart, stemmen en geluiden van Terschelling en Curaçao
Press about the 2020 edition (in Dutch)
– HUMAN: In Het Geluid Vaart brengen PolakVanBekkum de geluiden van het eiland in een serie podcasts naar de bezoekers toe.
– NRC: Ivar van Bekkum en Esther Polak proberen de stilte te vangen in de podcastreeks Het geluid vaart.
Listen all 2022 episodes of The Sound Sails
The Sound Sails Episode 3, season 2022 is also available with English intro on the beautiful internet audio podcast station Framework radio.