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Friday, October 17, 2014

Architecture - Engineering: Sonic Dishes

Sonic Dishes (1:01) Two unique Sonic Dishes are being installed in Tilikum Crossing's east and west abutment walls, as part of the project's Public Art program. The Tilikum Crossing is a new Portland, Oregon bridge designed for light rail, pedestrian, and bike traffic. Source: YouTube

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Documentary: The Soundscape

The Soundscape (10:38)  "This is a short film adaptation of The Soundscape, a book written by R. Murray Schafer. The sound design and stock/filmed footage reflects many ideas from the book, including our relationship to sound, how it has changed over time, and what it can tell us about our society and future." Source: VIMEO

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Documentary: Searching for Sounds

Layred Memories: Searching for Sound With Yosi Horikama (15 mins.)  A documentary about Japanese sound artist Yosi Horikama who makes the World Heritage island of Yakushima his destination for field recordings. The film provides a behind-the-scenes look at how one of electronic music’s most exciting talents transforms the everyday into something extraordinary. Source: Red Bull Music Academy

Friday, October 10, 2014

Soundscape: Sounds of Space

NASA Space Sounds (7:00)  - Recordings and sample sounds of the planets, moons and rings of planets in our Solar System. Source: YouTube

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Soundscape: A Sheffield Sound Map

Inside the Circle of Fire - A Sheffield Sound Map (4:36) Phonographer Chris Watson transofrms the Millennium Gallery into an immersive 'sound map' of Sheffield, England. The sound map used the latest technology to create a sound which changes throughout the gallery, depending on the listener's location. By truly hearing the sounds of the city, perhaps for the first time, it is hoped that visitors gain a new perspective on Sheffield in 2013. Source: YouTube

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Soundscape: Jam Session

Spontaneous Jam Session (3:47) A street busker sings outside a Kroger grocery store and is spontaneously joined by two others creating an unplanned musical soundscape. Source YouTube

Monday, August 11, 2014

Education: Room Acoustics

How Sound Works (in Rooms) Acoustic Geometry shows how sound works in rooms using Nerf Disc guns, 1130 feet of fluorescent green string, and Moiré patterns, and a before-and-after example. Question: How can we made room acoustics sound better. Source: YouTube

Soundscape Composition: Music from Bike Parts

Music From Bike Parts (1:56) "Steven Baber is a designer with a difference. He designs sounds -- coaxing music from some unlikely objects. Baber lets his surroundings serve as his orchestra and his inspiration. Lately he has been doing just that: making music from sounds created by bicycle parts." Source: CBS Television