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Heralds Of Rain







7 min


man and nature


For "City of Fables" we scouted six people in the city of Bruges, each of them with a remarkable story about an encounter with an animal. These interviews are the starting point for six pieces in which the animals get a voice of their own throughout the episode. In Celtic and other animistic traditions, an encounter with an animal is never without meaning. We used this as a red thread throughout the episodes. We subsequently connect to the wisdom and playfulness brought by a running deer, a dead fox, a love bird, a bee and a bunch of frogs. The animals get the final say. We chose to send in the second episode of the podcast: "Heralds of Rain". You first hear an elderly couple who speak about the frogs in their pond and how they communicate with them. Along the way the frogs take over.

Interview, script and voice Eva De Groote

Sound design and music Ruben Nachtergaele

Translation Birutė Avižinienė

Subtitles Adomas Zubė
Animation Emilija Juzeliūnaitė

Ruben Nachtergaele, Eva De Groote

Ruben Nachtergaele after training as an architect took on several shapes as a sound artist and musician. As a composer and performer of electro-acoustical music, Ruben has collaborated with several live arts companies such as C.R.E.W. , Stevie Wishart, Ultima Thule and Tuning People. A recent solo performance is the audio ritual ‘Dust to Dust’.

Eva De Groote is a writer and audiomaker. Together with Ruben Nachtergaele she forms Audiobrewery Selkie, creating sound works in the form of podcasts and audio-experiences. In ‘Eardoor’ people living in the same street were portrayed, it turned out they had more in common than presumed. In ‘City of Fables’ remarkable encounters between people and animals are revealed.

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