BatileDa, 01 by Wamby published on 2011/08/19 21:01:01 +0000 I took the source recording for BatileDa, 01 on July 14, 2010, in the Villejuif neighborhood near Paris. Every thirty seconds, I compressed the following thirty seconds into roughly a second and a half. Thus, the soundscape is constantly interrupted by its own speeding up. There are hints that something has been missed, or possibly that we've gone backwards in time rather than forwards. This undermines the feeling of forward progress that we count on when listening to a soundscape. Even when we can anticipate it, it is jarring.