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flextone



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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Sound Art/Soundscapes - Help With Assignment Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi,

I am required to prepare a 5-10 minute audio piece that will eventually be heard through headphones in a gallery. The theme is a specific square/area in Berlin. More precisely, "bringing the outside inside".

Does anybody have any ideas of something interesting I can do (using field recordings or whatever)? Not necessarily using PD. I have some ideas but I'm not in love with any of them. Love to hear what you can come up with.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, shit, there's a ton of stuff you could do! I'll just throw out some ideas here, maybe one will coalesce into something more for you.

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using field recordings:

* timestretching (smaller and larger)

* layering of multiple tracks

* playback in reverse

* create a rhythm with audio samples

* stereo recording using two recorders simultaneously at different points in the area

others:

* write something about or inspired by the area, then

a) read it over field recordings, or better yet

b) get a stranger to read it you met in the square, or even

c) record a bunch of people reading it and chop it all together

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These are just a few, fairly lame ideas. It sounds like a fun project once you'd actually get down to doing it though. Hope this helps on some small level. Good Luck.

Marck
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Something I've wanted to do but haven't had the chance yet, is to go to the *same* place the gallery/event will be held, and record a loud speaker in that room, playing field sounds (crickets or birds for example), or record a larger noisy crowd if you think it will be quiet during your presentation. This way, when the person puts on the headphones, the audible information will be mixed from the same room (and hopefully the same location), that is, it will have the same reverb of the room, the same reflections, etc.

That way, putting on the headphones won't take them to another place, but add sounds to the place they are already in.
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