WTM #1129: Water1

wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3
Amsterdam ~ Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies

30.05.11 // 17.00-18.30

In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.
• Rachel Carlson

You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
• W.C. Fields

LISTEN To Water1

Schiff ahoi mit der GALLIA > Cyrill Schläpfer [Die Waldstätte / CSR]
The Sinking of the Titanic 1-2 > Gavin Bryars [The Sinking of the Titanic / Point]
Shipwrecked at Sea [damaged] > Beach Boys
Auf Dampferfahrt > Cyrill Schläpfer 
The Sinking of the Titanic 3 > Gavin Bryars
The Sea Calmed Down > Danielle / Palardy / Roger [Pinta Nina & Maria / Actuelle]
Land Ho! / India Which Is Not India > Danielle / Palardy / Roger
Deception … And Melancholy > Danielle / Palardy / Roger
After Sinking WTM in Blue Gold > Craig Vear vs b/art vs Sam Bozzo
Water Music (1979 Exposure) > Robert Fripp
Auf Dampferfahrt > Cyrill Schläpfer
Water / Drowning Dub  > Male Or Female 
Water > Mt Eden Dubstep & Khadafi Dub
Waterfight > Tarwater
The Sinking of the Titanic 4 > Gavin Bryars
Titanic > Pure Sound
Transition No. 1 > Cyrill Schläpfer
Backwater Dub > 100th Monkey
Water + Yoga > DJ Cor Blimey [DJ Cor Blimey & His Pigeon / Conundrum]
California Saga [Cool Water exc] > Beachboys [Holland / Reprise]
Leviathan’s Thema > Cyrill Schläpfer
The Memory of Water > Paul Schutze
Transition No. 1 > Cyrill Schläpfer
Water + The Story of Bottled Water > Anton Zap vs b/art vs storyofstuff.org
Kreuzrichter > Cyrill Schläpfer
The Waters Ritual > Upanishad
Water > Beat Pharmacy vs. Mutabaruka
Eisberg Suite > Cyrill Schläpfer
Rivers of My Fathers > Gil Scott-Heron

Water Research

It is probably no coincidence and a wonder of some consistency that the human ear looks a lot like a shell spit out by that sea and washed ashore. That the sound of water gently dripping, waves shushing across a sandy beach or plunging against a rocky shore or waterfalls, or the sound of rain all have a calming effect and are common ambient details in countless compositions from classical to ambient to downbeats and songs such Riders on the Storm by the Doors. There is a relationship between these sounds of nature and our own relationship to the earth, to our surroundings. It is as if the sounds form a binding material between topography and soul.

The irony, then is the political and economic tension that has arisen around the ownership of water. The failure of capital is best exemplified by the privatization of clean water by corporate interests and added to the effects of globalization + global warming, for which unhindered industry and human consumption are responsible for. As humans drift ever further from their relation to the land in their enhanced [and even lionized] roles as consumers or as underpaid labor too downtrodden and exhausted – and too busy attempting to consume oneself out of this predicament – to care about their immediate surroundings has created the stage for perhaps one of the most intense struggles of the 21st century – the right to clean water…

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