Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf
Article 116 (2)
Hydro Power Company - Nürnberg - Germany
lat.: 49.452, long.: 11.0768
About the work
What appears to be a hydroelectric power plant in Nuremberg, Germany. I have seen small boats launched into the water. There is falling water, a stair and concrete bridge pilings. Sometimes a wider view of the bridge is seen as the camera periodically moves – there is traffic and life above the water. Color at day, black and white at night.
A slowed and coalescing possible fragment of the melody of Avinu Malkeinu. The first chord of “Trans Europe Express” stretched to 3 minutes and repeated. A wheezing, nearly breathless accordion. A clarinet sounded by the wind of a U.S customs official who in 1946 transposed my stateless and infant father’s first and middle names. €3000 paid in USD to a German immigration attorney in 2016. A fragment of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” stretched to 16 minutes – because the fragment of Avinu Malkeinu reminded me of it. A photograph of the Eltz Castle (with a historic, possibly tenuous maternal connection) near Trier – converted into sound and static. A computer, a guitar, various transducers, code, chance, happy accidents, reaction and intention.
Recorded August 2016 by Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf in Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Matthew Azevedo at Azevedo Audio, Providence RI