Dirty River (4’52’’, 2021)

 

Dirty River was recorded in the Eno River, North Carolina, in two takes. All “effects” are analogue, made with movement work with a field recorder, and the mixing only touches the levels. Upon their disappearance from the historical archive, the Eno people remain in the memory of the water (for more on the Eno https://www.ncpedia.org/eno-indians). This piece comes out of the work of memory-making upon our arrival to the territory. It is an attempt of being in touch with the tools that we (my partner and I) had. We sing to and with the river over a series of visits. This is a record of one of them. It was released as a track by the Peruvian record label Buh Records in a compilate called “Mensajes del agua: Nuevos sonidos desde Perú vol 1”.

 

Listen here https://buhrecords.bandcamp.com/track/vered-engelhard-dirty-river