Social media, activation: The Berlin Wall of Sound

To mark the upcoming 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Grey Berlin, in cooperation with SoundCloud, has launched The Berlin Wall of Sound; an acoustic reconstruction of the Berlin Wall using SoundCloud’s signature waveform player.

The Berlin Wall of Sound will take over the SoundCloud homepage for four days from Friday 7th to Monday 10th November.Marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

See this great work on sound cloud HERE

 

The Berlin Wall of Sound is an acoustic reconstruction of the Berlin Wall.  Its duration of 7:32 minutes reflects the time sound needs to travel the 155 kilometres length of the Berlin Wall.

Its sound wave’s shape mirrors the wall of concrete and its watchtowers. There are no comments – the tags depict the victims and mark where they were killed.

The Wall of Sound is not easy to bear. But 27 years locked behind the concrete Berlin Wall were unbearable.

Back in 1989, SoundCloud’s headquarters would have been part of the Death Zone next to the Berlin Wall. We dedicate the Wall of Sound to the 120 women, men and children, who lost their lives in their attempt to live in freedom.

We will not forget.

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