The House of Water. Episode #4 – The Sound of Water

How can we represent water through music and songs? Episode 4 of the podcast The House of Water is a sonic explorations of the UN 2023 Water Conference, featuring the voices, music, and stories of Sukrit Sen from the Living Waters Museum, and Max ZT from the band The House of Waters.

Ghatam by the Ganges (Credits: Sara Ahmed)

There was not much music at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. Luckly I met Sukrit Sen from the Living Waters Museum who shared a few songs about Indian women carrying water, and stories about water carrying sounds and water carriers used as musical instruments. And then I had a talk with Max ZT, the leader of a band based in New York which has almost the same name as this podcast: The House of Waters. Max used a lot of water metaphors to describe how water inspired their name and their music.

You can listen to both in the fourth episode of The House of Water, here below:

A big thanks to Laurens Nijzink for editing the podcast, to Cristian Olmos Herrera for the logo, and to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management for funding this project.

You can find the previous episodes of the podcast recorded at the UN 2023 Water Conference here: Episode 1 on the World Water Film Festival, Episode 2 on the photoexhibiton #EverydayNile and Episode 3 on the United Nations of Rivers.



Cite this blog post
Emanuele Fantini (2023, May 23). The House of Water. Episode #4 – The Sound of Water. FLOWs. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/os2w

Emanuele Fantini

Emanuele (@emanufanti) is senior lecturer and researcher at the Water Governance Department of IHE Delft. Committed to public engagement and crossover projects with artists and journalists, Emanuele coordinates the project “Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the Nile basin”, he hosts the podcasts “The Sources of the Nile”, “Water Alternatives Podcast”, and “Si dice acqua”, and he is the editor of IHE Delft Water Governance Blog, FLOWs.

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