ENTFERNTE ZÜGE (DISTANT TRAINS), Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin, 1984


This sound sculpture was installed in the large empty field of what had been one of the busiest train stations in Europe before the war, the Anhalter Bahnhof. Loudspeakers were buried in the field and played sounds of the Köln Hauptbahnhof, the busiest contemporary European train station. Live microphones were placed in 8 different locations in the Köln Hauptbahnhof, so that the acoustic space of this large station was reconstructed in Berlin.

© Bill Fontana, 1996