The four seasons of Paanajärvi : the winter

Out come the wolves

Broadcasted on Monday, January 14 at 11:30 pm and Sunday, January 23 at 8:00 pm on Radio Grenouille 
and the whole week on the Radia network: http://www.radia.fm

Out come the wolves is the second sound piece of Nicolas Perret and Cédric Anglaret’s project The four seasons of Paanjärvi in which, since 2009, they focus on the soundscape of the small russian village of Paanajärvi. Isolated in the thick primary forest of oriental Karelia, Paanajärvi seems fallen out of the time. Its inhabitants, the last custodians of the disappearing Karelian culture, live a tough life that is strongly bond to the nature surrounding them.
Winters are harsh in Paanajärvi. At this latitude, the sun doesn’t show much and temperatures remain way below the freezing-point for many months. As winter progresses food gets rare for the wolves. Out of the forest they approach the village at night to attack dogs, that the villagers try to protect by all means. As long as dogs are barking the wolves are still far; once they are silent they are near. In the winter of 2012, twenty-three dogs were eaten by wolves in Paanajärvi.
Following Out come the wolves a 6 minutes addition sheds light on the man who eats dogs.

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