February 16th, 2013

Rural area, farmland, grazing, countryside, end of the winter February in Holland 1pm.
It's very quiet here. Behind me some trees and bushes with a lake 'Haarsteegse wiel' and than a large polder, used as farmland, in front. You can see my gear standing there.
Some common tits (titmouse) singing, a crow, geese and a few other birds I do not know. The hum of far traffic and a tractor riding there.
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History about the 'Haarsteegse wiel' area

When a dike breaks, water runs into the polder and creates a 'wiel' (wheel) because of the whirlpool behind the dike. That is what happens 1610. An enormous ice-dam blocked the river Maas and the dike here broke. The power of the running water created the 'Haarsteegse wiel'. It happened again in 1740. The 'wiel' is 19 meter deep and the deepest in Holland.

History of the polder

Before the agricultural crisis in 1875 this land was use for cattle-breeding. Large numbers of pines and poplars were breed. In the 19th century hemp plantations came in. Not for the marijuana, but for industrial use. The made cords and cables and a lot of other things. Caused by the artificial manure corns came in during the 20th century. And now since 1970 it mainly maize.

A short track

Recorded: near Haarsteegse wiel, Hoge Maasdijk, Haarsteeg, Holland (Netherlands, February 15th, 2013 1PM
Rode NT4 in Rode Blimp > Sony PCM D50
Weather; wind W 0-1 bft, clouds

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    KK-Man 3 years, 1 month ago

    Great, exactly what I'm looking for!

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    takas20 3 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you very much for providing this beautiful and evocative sound.
    I used it as part of a collage in a piece called "A Cure for Serpents" which is listenable and downloadable on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/ivodne-galatea/a-cure-for-serpents


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