Long After We’re Gone is a soundscape piece that I made comprising video and audio field recordings in and around the Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted waterways in the US. The idea for the piece grew out of my interest in Soundscape Composition and Acoustic Ecology.
The title comes from a conversation I had with Eymund Diegel, who took me out on the canal by canoe. Eymund is an Urban Planner with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Gowanus Canal. He talked about the natural streams that have been flowing into the canal for centuries and that will still be around long after we’re gone. The piece is best appreciated with headphones.