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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Soundscape Installation: Listen Sandy

Listen Sandy (2:23)  A public phone serves as a venue for telling stories about the experiences individuals had during hurricane Sandy when it struck the eastern coast of the United States.  This link takes you to a blog page with video, stills, and background information about this installation.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Education: La Contaminación Acústica

La Contaminacion Acustica (13:37) (Spanish) This program supports Physics and Biology education, as well as outreach activities contingent on environmental issues. The decibel scale is illustrated by examples from everyday life,  the different parts of the ear, and the dramatic effects of excessive noise in the sensory cells of inner ear are illustrated. It also describes the various physiological, psychological and sleep disorders effects caused by noise. Using graphics hearing loss by age and noise are illustrated. It ends with the presentation of Chilean standards set maximum permitted levels of noise. 

Source: YouTube

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Soundscape Composition: Industrial Soundscape

Industrial Soundscape (5:20) (Audio Only) Phillip R. Bloomfield writes, This is a soundscape I created to replicate a city industrial site using 'sounds within sounds'. Meaning I recorded real world sounds and manipulated the audio using methods such as reversing, time stretching, pitch shifting, panning etc and the adding of effects resulting in the discovery of a hidden world of sounds inside other sounds" Source: YouTube

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