In 1980’s a coal harbor and a power plant was built on the Tahkoluoto islets on the Western coast of Finland. The habitants, mostly fishermen with families, had to leave, but in the little Ketara islet one older man, called Api, didn’t go. He insisted to stay in his home in Ketara and his stubborn was a sucess. I hadn’t been there for some years and as I visited the place now, there was only the chimney left from Api’s home. Later I was told that he was gone R.I.P.  The local officials had used the house as a training target for firemen.

The recording is the sound from the power transmission line coming from Tahkoluoto power plant. As the humidity was high, there was an exceptionally strong conductance with the nearby moisty and cold winter air. Power rules.

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