LISTEN TO THE SOUNDSCAPES BENEATH THE SURFACE OF GLOBAL WATERWAYS
Launching on World Water Day for World Science Festival Brisbane 2017,
the South Bank Augmented Reality Sound Walks use GPS points along the Brisbane River to trigger audio based on location and movement. These experiences explore the artistic and scientific possibilities of listening to the environment and the potential for new approaches in the conservation of global waterways.Download the free app Echoes.xyz (iOS and Android) to your mobile device and select an experience to explore over 100 aquatic soundscapes as you walk throughout South Bank anytime of the day. Your phone will act as a sonic compass and the soundscapes will play automatically when you walk into active locations. World Science Festival Brisbane features the following three sound walks:
Source: Sound Walks – 100 WAYS TO LISTEN
This video is a complete rendition of the “I Am Sitting In A Video Room” project, showing highlights of the complete 1000 iterations of the video. If you’re confused, read below and click the link for for info.
An homage to the great Alvin Lucier, this piece explores the ‘photocopy effect’, where upon repeated copies the object begin to accumulate the idiosyncrasies of the medium doing the copying.
Full words: I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice as well as the image of myself, and I am going to upload it to YouTube, rip it from YouTube, and upload it again and again, until the original characteristics of both my voice and my image are destroyed. What you will see and hear, then, are the artifacts inherent in the video codec of both YouTube and the mp4 format I convert it to on my computer. I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a digital fact, but more as a way to eliminate all human qualities my speech and image might have.
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And other pieces of curious music/video art:
Singing Bridges is an urban sonic sculpture on a global scale, making music with the sound of bridges. A poetic, philosophical and creative work that helps transform our perception and experience of the world by tuning in to the intangible. Connecting people, places and cultures, bridges are always singing, all we need to do is stop and listen.
Max Eastley | Installation Recordings: 1973-2008 | Paradigm Discs | 2010
This 2CD is essentially a retrospective of Eastley’s installation work. As such, it updates and adds many new examples to the 1975 release “New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments”, which was released as a split LP with David Toop on Brian Eno’s Obscure Records. Continue reading Max Eastley
Alan Lamb Interview by Chris Watson on BBC 4. with classic Alan Field recordings / Experimental soundscapes in the background. Two legends and pioneers of natural sound engineering, both active from early 70’s.
Alan Lamb is an Australian artist, composer, and sound sculptor. He is best known for installations of large scale Aeolian harps, such as his album Primal Image, which consists of contact microphone recordings of kilometre long spans of telegraph wire on 12 acres (49,000 m2) in rural Baldivis south of Perth purchased for that purpose.
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