While visiting Riga this past weekend we were able to gain access (officially) to the old power station in Riga. The power station, which generated heat for the city, ceased operations in 2003 and is slowly undergoing a process of transformation, yet the building and many old artifacts remain. There are plans to convert the structure into the Contemporary Art Museum of Latvia. This was the third visit to the site, the first two were during the Riga Sound Locations workshop. The recordings are from live actions in the space, particularly the “great hall” with its huge empty water tank as a central feature.
Some recordings in the space:
Riga power station binaural sound walk
Riga power station internal water tank drones