Just watched a video about the Brest fortress which was absolutely fascinating. The history and tragedy that occurred there in 1940 is truly moving. Then I got to thinking about what fabulous sounds may be lurking in this place…

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I was in Minsk several years ago. Belarus is not particularly easy to enter (its still a relatively closed country due to the Lukashenko dictatorship). There are a number of such fortress ruins in the area. I have been to some in Tallinn and Riga, but haven't recorded there. In May we documented the amazing acoustic properties of a Seaplane hangar in Tallinn commissioned by the last Czar of Russia. http://maaheli.ee/main/archives/1504

  • @jgrzinich -- Wow, thanks for sharing that. What an absolutely amazing acoustic that space has! I think Thomas Ankersmit's performance best illustrated it. Are those recordings available? If so, I would love high-rez copies. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:14
  • actually we just made a deal, that the Ankersmit recording will be released as a podcast, not sure when but I'll let you know.
    – jgrzinich
    Sep 23, 2010 at 8:27

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