Mechanical singing bird mechanism. "Made around 120 years ago in Paris, probably by Bontems. In the film can identify all the major parts and see them working together to make the sound. The mechanism was in a rusted and seized state and has been restored. Surprisingly the bellows are in good original condition. Source: YouTube
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Communication within the Soundscape (26:09) David Dunn's Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous presentation on March 31, 205. Dunn is an Assistant Professor of Sound Art and Design in Music and Digital Arts and New Media at UC Santa Cruz. He is a composer, artist, and bio-acoustic researcher who prefers to lecture and engage in site-specific interactions or research-oriented activities. Much of his work is focused upon listening strategies and technologies for environmental sound monitoring in both aesthetic and scientific contexts.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sonorous Ljubljana (40:00) This walk through Ljubljana starts on the Dragon Bridge and leads us through the central market place, along the streets, through courtyards, parks, libraries and suburban green areas that we may know but have previously only discovered with our eyes. Source: YouTube
Sunday, November 29, 2015
WFAE Presentation - On Listening. (45:35) R. Murray Schafer's keynote speech at the 2011 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology in Corfu, Greece. Source: The Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS) an online, open-access journal (sonicstudies.org) which investigates how we can understand the impact and importance of sound, both on an individual and a general cultural level.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Living Symphonies A landscape sound installation by James Bulley and Daniel Jones that grows in the same way as a forest ecosystem. It portrays the thriving activity of the forest's wildlife, plants and atmospheric conditions, creating an ever-changing symphony heard from a network of speakers hidden throughout the forest itself. Source: Vimeo.