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Best wishes for 2021!

Listen to the recordings from around the world


Selected as part of the «Close Distance» call for applications, «Mass Files» represents a (almost) silent reflection on 2020 and allows a serene passage towards 2021.

«Mass Files» is an archive of auditory urban landscapes captured around the globe (including the locations of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices). Professional sound recordists and artists were invited to capture a selection of their surroundings in sound of around 30 minutes in duration.

Mass Files is a sensory exercise, a pause of unspecified length. Initiated by Veronika Spierenburg and produced by Carla & Karlis and more than a hundred professional sound recordists and artists.