The Sound of Wool (Washing)

by Kurt Gardella

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The sound of raw wool passing through 11 industrial processing stages at ISTEX wool washing plant in Blönduós, Iceland. Recorded using contact mics taped directly to each of the 11 wool processing machines for approximately one minute:

1. Fleece opener
2. Opener #2
3. Washing line #1
4. Washing line #2
5. Washing line #3
6. Washing line #4
7. Washing line #5
8. Dryer (feeder dryer)
9. Fearnought (3rd opener)
10. Blending bin
11. Baling press

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released March 1, 2020


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