‘Soundscapes of The Post Soviet World Today’ is an ongoing ethnographic sonic art project that aims to reveal the soundscapes of the contemporary Post Soviet countries. Using field recordings, sonic diaries, and theoretical insights, it questions how the newly formed soundscapes unveil themselves to the societies (or are unveiled by the governing bodies), how they are experienced and possessed by individuals and masses.
Since the early 1990s, the newly reformed Post Soviet states have established themselves as independent autonomous countries, however the rate of the economic, social and political development has varied across each state since. Affected by capitalism, economic variables, religion, free speech, press and other factors, the former Soviet states have been developing new hybrid identities, which are yet to be discovered through sound. Considering the fact that all of the countries existed as one unit less than thirty years ago, my creative aim is to understand whether these independent states exist as a cross-cultural network, and whether they still share the same soundscapes, or whether they have also become sonically autonomous.
The page is updated regularly with sound clips and images of different discovered locations, territories and sonic landscapes.
The findings will be presented in a form of an exhibition, a book and a CD in 2015.