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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Documentary: Listen to Britain

Listen to Britain (19:00) A 1942 British propaganda short film by Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister. Consists of miscellaneous British scenes and sounds that illustrate wartime activities. These scenes and sounds include singing by women ambulance drivers and by service men at a canteen, war production at factories, lunchtime symphony concerts, and airplane detection units at work. The film was produced during World War II by the Crown Film Unit, an organization within the British Government's Ministry of Information to support the Allied war effort. The film was nominated for the inaugural Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 1943. Source: YouTube and Wikipedia

Soundscape: Venice

The following are short videos on YouTube by "solubleshark" that explore a soundscape environment (including musical sounds) as heard when moving through Venice. Often sound from more than one source can be heard at the same time. Such blending of sounds is sometimes thought of as noise, but it can actually be interesting if you one gives attention to what they are hearing

Venice Soundscape Mix (:57) Sounds of music practice coming from the music school, mingling with each other and also with the natural sound of bird song. The Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia is located near to the Academia bridge.

Source: YouTube

Monday, March 23, 2015

Education: What's Up With Noise

What's Up With Noise (12:37) The science, mathematics of sound, frequency and pitch by Vi Hart. Source: YouTube

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Soundscape: Golf Ball on Frozen Lake

Sound Of Golf Ball On Frozen Lake (:22) This is one of several online videos that document the echoing sound of tossed objects on frozen lakes. Source: YouTube.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Documentary: Sound of Glaciers

Chasing Ice (4:41) "On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water." The sound of this event is well captured in this short video document. Source: YouTube

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Soundscape: Documenting Industrial Age Sounds

Changing Sounds of an Industrial City. (1:32) Dr. Andrew Hill works with the Affective Digital Histories project to capture the sounds of industry in Leicester, UK. Source: BBC

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