Sound Concept & Guidelines
Hello, I am Quentin and I have been helping with organizing the sound and music related stuff for the Kiez Burn Community - outside of Freiland - in the past few years.
I volunteered this year to be the realizer for the Sound Concept at the Freiland event. If you wanna help out, let me know !
** The proposal below has been discussed with a small group of ‘experts’ consisting of the main sound camps of the past years and the site liaison team for KB21. We decided to bring it up to Talk now, so the thinking and decision process can be accessible to everyone.
Please comment, share your thoughts, propose your help, bring up ideas,..**
Here you can find the final sound guidelines and the Kiez Burn 2021 site plan.
Other threads related to sound:
Archive: 2019 new map and quiet/loud zones thread
1/ Why do we need sound guidelines and what should we considered ?
Freiland sound restrictions
The objective is to keep good relationship with neighbours and with the land owners.
Site liaison team is in direct discussion with them to make sure our sound proposal is fitting their requirements.
Some people in the community expressed that there was too much music during the week.
Loudness wasn’t a problem for a majority of the community. The problem seemed to be more on how often/how long music was playing.
On the other hand, some people really want to be able to have a proper rave experience at Kiez Burn and really value that contribution.
Those wishes above are based on different discussions I could read on Talk/Facebook as well as my memory of the 2019 census that was shared back then.
Addenda: what 2019 Census says about noise:
-Noise levels: 61% found them "just right", 26% "sometimes too loud", and 13% "waaaaayy too loud".
-"Noise overall was better this year, but there were a few camps that had lots to say about how much it sucked for them (Blanket Fort & Kinder Kiez)
Official regulations about sound exist but are kind of senseless => Although the official Db limits were respected in the past years, both Freiland/neighbours and the some part of the community were rather unhappy with the outcome.