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As in 2009, we are again selected with a track for the soundlab exhibition. This year (2010), soundlab VII will set off in autumn. It is an on-line available exhibition of musical artists. Soundlab is organised by NewMediaFest and curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.
‘Soundlab represents an exciting composition consisting of soundcreations by soundartists which want to activate the senses, to encourage the listener to dive deeply until the bottom of the pool which is offering a wide range of unusual soundart works.’
The track Fear – Signals of a Dying Planet, from the Dark Side Album, has been selected by Soundlab to take part into the exhibition. The title is clear by itself. All negative commotion that is sent towards us every day by the media about our planet, is quite useless future wise if they only stir emotions up and thus generating fear instead of action.
Sounlab VII carries the motto: ‘The power of sound as a tool of communication’. By studying sounds of people and nature in the world and considering the background of an augmented sense of urgency to tackle global environmental problems which causes blind fear, this sonic scape has been formed almost by itself. To our surprise, inside the sounds used, was the cry of the planet already there. This landscape is then a direct way to communicate to the world that something has to be done in tackling global problems like population, pollution and poverty. As the landscape moves along it dies out with human live, sending out slowly her fading message, which will happen in reality when nothing will be done.
This track is a clear message what fear can do and a call to go for a change!