26 September 2019

HD/ stereo sound / Original length: 10:21 / b&w / 0:47 (excerpt)

A film by Jan Locus and Stijn Demeulenaere

2020, World Premiere at IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL)

Brussels was built on a swamp, today there is only one tiny part of Brussels that is still officially a swamp. Although continually threatened by development the area stayed intact largely due to being ensnared between two railroad tracks.
Murmur is a collaboration between filmmaker Jan Locus and sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere. Just before first light, they recorded the dawn chorus. The city drone permeates the sound of the swamp, and a strange mix enfolds between the sound of an awakening nature and a human presence.

Jan Locus Murmur
Murmur still Jan Locus Stijn Demeulenaere
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