Berlin Wall recreated as listenable sound-wave to mark 25th anniversary of 'The Fall'

The frequency peaks and troughs of a sound-wave create an accurate silhouette of the Berlin Wall, replete with audio spikes as watchtowers, with the wave forming a listenable track created by SoundCloud to mark the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the East and West Germany divide.

SoundCloud, the online platform that allows users to upload their musical compositions and share them online, has created the ‘Berlin Wall of Sound’.

The track includes ominous sounds and recordings, including excerpts from the speeches of former leaders of the German Democratic Republic.

As the play cursor travels horizontally across the sound-wave, text appears denoting key dates in the wall’s history, in particular the deaths of the 120 men, women and children who tried to escape across the border.

The track itself lasts seven minutes and 32 seconds, the length of time it would take sound to traverse the length of the wall.

Brand: SoundCloud

Agency: Grey Berlin

Creatives: Patrick Petzold, Achim Weber, Jan Lucas, Oliver Handlos

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