MINUTING (2010-2020)

Randomized stream from the archive of daily recordings

Selected recordings from the archive


I am standing still and listening to a call to prayer performed by a muezzin in a little town of Bil'in in Palestine. Reinforced by a low quality amplifier, his voice slides over the fences and concrete plainness of the walls ignoring their impassioned will to divide. His voice soon finds an alliance with the breeze, similarly reluctant to the material constraints. Here, more then anywhere else, the aural seems capable of withstanding physical limitations, breaking through the barriers and evading any attempt aimed at its rigid delineation.

Minuting is a daily practice of recording public soundscapes maintained by Jacek Smolicki ever since July 2010. Read more on on-going.net