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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soundscape: Willesden Junction at Dawn

Willesden Junction at Dawn (2:05) The Willesden Junction station is a Network Rail station in Harlesden, northwest London, UK. It is served by both London Overground and the Bakerloo line of the London Underground. London Sound Survey. Recorded 6:30am on Friday February 25, 2011. Source: Vimeo

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Soundscape: Barking Creek

Barking Creek (1:25) London Sound Survey Barking Creek, greater London, recorded at 7.30 on a Saturday morning. In the 1850s, the creek was home to England's largest fishing fleet, and the Victorian icehouse - where the fish were landed and stored prior to being transferred to London's fish markets. Barking Creek contains a small number of house boats. Source: Vimeo

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Projects: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan

Soundscape: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan (1:33) What does New York sound like? London-based art director and designer John Davies' project attempts to capture the music of Manattan neighborhoods in physical form. Read about project:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Documentary: Resonant Architecture

Resonant Architecture (7:21) Since 2006, the Art of Failure collective has been sending bass frequencies into remarkable architectural structures. These experiences establish a dialog between architecture, the structures’ spatial components, and their geographic context – revealing building's specific acoustic and vibrating qualities. Read Article:  The Crushing Din of Buildings. Source: Vimeo

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Documentary: Sound of Silence

The Silence of Negative 13 Decibles (1:44) The anechoic chamber at Orfield Labs in Minneapolis is the quietest place ever measured on earth as claimed by the Guinness World Record organization. Source Vimeo.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Documentary: Jim Metzner

The World of Vibration with Jim Metzner (11:00) Interview with sound pioneer, Jim Metzner, executive producer of Pulse of the Planet. Created by Digital Media Production Students at SUNY New Paltz, New York. This video is a brief overview of 40 years of recording sound.  It may be of interest to anyone faced with the challenge of archiving and sharing their life's work! Click to hear Pulse of the Planet podcasts. Source: YouTube.  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Soundscape: Two On Distrative Listening

Here are two short videos that explore the distraction that has become a part of everyday life in those cultures focused around the use of mobile technologies.

I Forgot My Phone (2:10) Directed by Miles Crawford. Cell phones are everywhere and affect human interaction as this short comedy-drama films shows so well. Source: YouTube

Nobody's Listening (1:17) A short film by John Seabright demonstrating how many people today simply listen to mp3players while outside than actually listen to the acoustic world around them. Source: Vimeo

Friday, January 2, 2015

Noise Issues: Road-Zone Effect

The Road-Zone Effect (4:38) by Scott Wolfe. A binaural sound video project that explores the affects of sound from Highway 77 in Kenedy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas.