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Slowed Cities


City sounds have always been an important part of KMRU's deepening soundscapes. This project, Slowed Cities asks the listener to listen inwardly to the city. How do the human and non-human form that city? The piece was composed with sound clips from personal archives of field recordings from Nairobi, Jinja, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris and Montreal. It is a story about the past, present and future of cities, retold.

Slowed Cities reflects on the ongoing industrial revolutions of cities and the sonic lives of their inhabitants and uses sound as a distinctive medium of knowledge.

KMRU (KE), officially Joseph Kamaru, is a sound artist, experimental ambient musician and DJ from Nairobi, Kenya. He lives in Berlin where he is a master's student in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Künste. Initially producing beat-driven music, KMRU gained international acclaim primarily for his ambient works. His delicate, textured compositions combine field recordings with sprawling, hypnotic drones. KMRU's namesake is his grandfather, legendary Benga musician and political activist Joseph Kamaru.


  • 13 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 14 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 15 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 16 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00

How to get there?

Professor doctor Dorgelolaan, Fellenoord, Centrum 2
5611 BA Eindhoven