Kiln Tower Film Music

2021 9 minutes
Electro-acoustic
Commissioned by Boltshauser Architekten

Film by Fabienne Steiner showing the building of the rammed earth Kiln Tower in Cham, Canton Zug.

For the raw material used for the music, Brigitte and I visited the rammed earth factory in Brunnen, Canton Schwyz and recorded sounds made during the production of the rammed earth blocks. Later I added a whale whoop at the moment when the roof is put on the tower and for the credits at the end a recording of a mole cricket made here in Eglisau.

For this web page I have made a shortened version of the sound track — see below.

Loading the first rammed earth blocks and cementing them together.
Loading the first rammed earth blocks and cementing them together.
View showing the temporary internal wood construction.
View showing the temporary internal wood construction.
View showing whole site
View showing whole site
The kiln end of the tower
The kiln end of the tower
Celebrating the finished tower. Roger on the roof.
Celebrating the finished tower. Roger on the roof.
A condensed version of the film music, ca. 3 min.
"Making of the Kiln Tower" (shortened)

"Making of the Kiln Tower"