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nula is the source of a series of filecasts, each consisting of an assemblage of sounds, images, or words, made available for download, sharing, commentary, and further manipulation. nula filecasts consist of field recordings, found material, and the like, put together in such a way as to form a unique new work. since there is a tendency here to let the work speak for itself as much as possible, the only way to really know about nula is to experience the works yourself.
||Clean57884 forum romanum||Like ordinary tourists, we wander the ancient Forum in Rome along with the curious throng during the late afternoon. We stop at the Arch of Constantine, under the sign of lengthening shadows, gradually dimming light, and, inexplicably, the sound of numerous helicopters fluttering overhead. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57872 lost street||Excuse me, can you please tell me how to find Lost Street?” “I am sorry, but I’m not from around here, and so I do not know where Lost Street is.” “Oh. Well, thank you just the same.” (Ztracena ul., or “Lost Street” can, in fact, be easily found running along the southeastern edge of Horní náměstí, in the Moravian city of Olomouc.) Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57858 besh barmag||The steep path up to the rocky outcrop called “The Five Fingers” — Besh Barmag — in the glare of the sun on a hot afternoon is draining. Three old women sit on a set of steps and offer to tell my fortune, but I keep moving; I don’t understand their language. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57857 black garden||The region called Nagorno-Karabagh takes its name from a Russian word referring to mountains and Turkish and Persian words referring to a black garden. People there light beeswax candles in the churches, which sputter as they burn, and the winter wind whistles through the ancient stone belfries. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57848 gazimağusa||The sight of Gothic mosques is surprising, but historically logical. In the city of Gazimağusa, (the Greek Famagusta), located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Gothic-style churches from the time of the Crusades have been converted to a new purpose as mosques for the local populace. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57841 shaniwar peth||The Indian state of Maharashtra is dry and sunny in January, and in its cultural capital, the old city of Pune, we record the street ambience, including motor traffic, passing conversations, and the sound of a sugar cane press producing cane juice for the delectation of passersby. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57840 after marco polo||In the old market town of Shaxi, a way-station on the historic Tea Horse Road, which ran from Yunnan to Burma and Tibet, there runs a river. And this river is spanned by a very old bridge over which very likely passed the Italian explorer Marco Polo on his long journey to China. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57838 bakhchisaray||We visit the Crimean Tatar capital in high autumn. Golden poplars, their dewey leaves sparkling in the soft wind, tower like upright pencils, as do the town’s minarets, and also the stolid, turbaned grave stones in the gardens of the Palace of the Tatar Khan. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57833 park in göygöl||The park in Göygöl named after Heydər Əliyev sits incongruously across the street from a large European-style Luthern Church — which in the end, is not so surprising, for the town (formerly Helenendorf) was populated during the 19th century by Caucasus Germans, all of whom were deported to Central Asia during World War II. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57832 along the mekong||On the border between Thailand and Laos, the Mekong River bisects the vista horizontally, with a thin crust of dark green vegetation forming the dividing line between brown water and blue sky. In towns along the river, radio music leaks from cheap public address horns, counterpointed by the whistling cicadas of the nearby jungle. Part of the playlist: moving, still. 𝄐||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|