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Translating a poem from a language I do not speak

I had the opportunity to translate a poem for one of my projects (FireFlies). To be fair, we formulated the project in a way that created this opportunity. I adore writing little rhymes and poems myself and wished to try translating the work of others.

The only obstacle was that the original poem was in Old Dutch and I was very far from being proficient in Dutch. In fact, I only knew a couple of elementary words, such as please and thank you and how to ask for a marshmallow.


About Recording And Sound Design

People behave in different ways when being recorded.

Some prefer sitting down. Others get a more powerful voice when standing up, supported only by their own two feet.

Those who sit may start fidgeting and swivelling and, thus, ruin the recording by introducing chair noises.

Those who stand may start shifting their weight from one foot to another distancing themselves from the microphone occasionally. Sometimes, they have squeaky shoes.