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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Soundscape: Mechanical Bird Sound


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

Friday, February 26, 2016

Lecture: Soundscape and Communication

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

Soundscape: Ljubljana, Slovenia


S
onorous 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

Soundscape: Ice percussion

Baikal Ice Live Sound (4:26) The Ethnobeat Irkusk percussion group went to Lake Baikal and played on ice sheets located in the deepest frozen water in the lake. Source: YouTube

Lecture: R Murray Schafer WFAE Corfu Greece

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

Soundscape: Terelj, Mongolia


Terelj, Mongolia (3:58) Beautiful and quiet soundscape. Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of "tourist camps". It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road. The road comes to the Gorkhiin Davaa pass. Wikipedia. Source: YouTube



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Documentary: Invisible Places Sounding Cities


Invisible Places Sounding Cities by Raquel Castro. This short document video explores some of the soundscape concepts explored in the 2014 symposium on sound, urbanism and sense of place held in Viseu Portugal. About: http://www.invisibleplaces.org/ Source: Vimeo

Soundscape Installation: Living Symphonies


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.