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Sound Walks via Soundcities

soundwalks.jpgSound Walks explores some of the possibilities of Stanza’s Soundcities. It uses the Soundcities database through the openly distributed XML-file. Choose the city you want to visit: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bergen, Bilbao, Bristol, Cork, Dresden, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Napoli, Paris, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, or Tokyo.

Soundcities is an online open source database of city sounds from around the world, that can be listened to, used in performances on laptops, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all of the sounds were by Stanza, but you can now contribute your own found sounds. This is was the first online open source found sound database. First version 2003.

Feb 29, 2008
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John Grzinich – Location Sound Films

Metal Door Tones – contact microphones on a metal door – with Patrick McGinley, Hitoshi Kojo, Fantomas (08:44) Continue reading

Jan 25, 2008
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“Quiet American” by Aaron Ximm

quietamerican.jpgQuiet American is the manipulation of sounds Aaron Ximm hears and records. The project began as he grappled with what it meant to be a tourist in another culture. It continues as he grapples with what it means to be a tourist in his own. The opportunity, the thrill, and the risk of travel is being present to the world. Ximm’s goal with Quiet American is to sketch in sound the experience of being in an unfamiliar place.

Ximm made his first work from field recordings in the fall of 1998. While traveling in Vietnam, he recorded musicians, trains, moving water, crickets, monks, markets, metalwork, tired animals, and drunken tourists. Continue reading

Jan 23, 2008
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Reblogged Interview with Jeff Talman

246.jpgWhite Sound DownJeff Talman is a sound and installation artist based in New York City. His work is a sensory meditation on the elementary sound of space. In his installations, he amplifies the background resonance of an environment by extracting and strategically redirecting ambient sound back into its place of origin. In so doing, he heightens the occupant’s aural perception of the surrounding area.

His most recent project, entitled White Sound Down, is a temporary multi-channel sound field installation in a remote section of the Bavarian Forest. White Sound Down is only accessible by cross country ski trails, and will be up until January 6, 2008. Continue reading

Jan 11, 2008
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Sonic Fragments: Narrative and Mediation in Sound Art

blueskytrainalone.jpgSonic Fragments: Narrative and Mediation in Sound Art :: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ :: March 28-29, 2008 :: Call for Works: Deadline: February 15, 2008

We hear while we are in the womb, long before we see. For the rest of our lives, hearing essentially precedes the rest of the sensorium, as we move through a world of sonic fragments which affect us phenomenally and emotionally but of which we are often unaware. These fragments are mediated by our environment, our bodies, our individual and collective memories, and the technologies that pervade contemporary life: from books to radio to television to iPods. Continue reading

Jan 9, 2008
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Chain Tape Collective: Locations Vol. 1

kuerten2001r.jpg“”The focus on this project was to explore the sounds of different locations, as well as the musical ideas, sensibilities and techniques of the artists who recorded the sounds, most of whom are residents of these areas.

Chain Tape Collective is nothing short of brilliant, and also a sign of our times, as distances and locations no longer are obstacles on the way to diffusion of the arts. Continue reading

Dec 4, 2007
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