…is a project curated by the sound recordist and photographer Marc Anderson.
It is a collection of wild nature recordings and soundscapes from around the world. You can listen online but also download selected recordings for free.
It is definitely worth trying! Visit the website here.
• 23 July 2013
© 2004-2012 by Karlheinz Essl
FontanaMixer is a generative sound environment based on John Cage's conceptual piece “Fontana Mix” (1958) which can be seen as a set of instructions for creating any number of compositions.
Available for free download (Mac OS X only) here.
• 13 June 2013
Take a look at this new Journal by Leiden University Press.
Very interesting subjects, Free access.
Only 3 volumes published so far. Let’s support them! Link Here.
• 10 June 2013
Long time no see!
I am back to remind you that the 2014 residency for digital artists by CERN and Ars Electronica, is now open for submissions!
The selected artist will have the opportunity to create his/her project in a fully funded residency at CERN and Ars Electronica.
You can submit your work until September 26, 2013. More info here.
• 6 June 2013
Video: Performance by Cécile Babiole and Quentin Aurat at Plateforme Paris - 1st June 2012
Bzzz! The sound of electricity
Bzzz ! is a sound sculpture designed to render the sound of electricity audible and spread it over the ambient space. It is made by Cécile Babiole. For more info, check the website.
• 17 November 2012
Reflections on Process in Sound is a new, very interesting, online magazine curated by Iris Garrelfs.
In the first issue, you can read:
- an interview with Alvin Lucier by Louise K. Wilson
- a survey of collaborative working methods by the Sound & Motion Improvisation Research Group in Helsinki
- a reflection on audio-visual relationships in live performance by Matthias Kispert of D-Fuse
- a discussion of a sound/sculptural work by Mike Blow
- an investigation of feminist strategies emerging from the Her Noise project by Holly Ingleton
- a short text on sonic materiality by Rahma Khazam
Download it here.
• 10 November 2012
The Harshest Sound in the World
Scientists studying the brain‘s reaction to sound have determined the piercing screech of a knife against a glass bottle to be the human ear’s worst nightmare.
Read the full article here
• 25 October 2012
The Sound Of The Earth by Yuri Suzuki
A globe-like spherical record with grooves arranged as world map, playing music related to geo-political positions:
THE SOUND OF EARTH BY YURI SUZUKI from Alice Masters on Vimeo.
The Sound of the Earth is a content of Yuri Suzuki`s spherical record project, the grooves representing
the outlines of the geographic land mass.
Each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over it plays field
recordings collected by Yuri Suzuki from around the world over the course of four years;
traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.
An aural journey around the world in 30 minutes.
You can find out more at Yuri’s website here, which includes a full audio recording of the piece.
• 22 October 2012
Museum Of Endangered Sounds
”(…) Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. Imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of angels lodged deep within the recesses of an old cathode ray tube TV. And when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads? Tell me that. And tell me: Who will play my GameBoy when I’m gone? (…)”
The Museum Of Endangered Sounds is owned and operated by Brendan Chilcutt. He is planning to complete the data collection phase by the year 2015, and spend the next seven years developing the proper markup language to reinterpret the sounds as a binary composition.
To find out more, visit the website.
• 29 May 2012
Tweet A Sound
Tweet A Sound is a desktop application that uses Twitter as a platform for sharing sonic tweets. Pushing the idea of “social sound design”, Tweet A Sound allows you to design a sound and share it in a community of like-minded folks. It is an opportunity for fun interaction with sound.
It is developed by Andrew Spitz, sound designer and interaction designer. You can download the application here and have also the chance to check the other very interesting sound-applications he has developed!
• 29 March 2012