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Monday, December 30, 2013

Research: Haida Gwaii Earthquake audio

Haida Gwaii Earthquake Documented (4:24) seafloor hydrophones picked up the low-frequency rumbles from a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck central Moresby Island in the Haida Gwaii archipelago at 8:04PM PDT, 27 October 2012. The sound of the earthquake, along with the calls of humpback whales in the area can be heard. Source: Neptune Canada and YouTube.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Soundscape Installation: At the Edge of Wilderness

At the Edge of Wilderness (5:00) At the Edge of Wilderness is a 52-minute installation about mining ghost towns in Southern British Columbia, Canada. Photographs and sounds were gathered in 2000 for Industrial Ear, a group show produced by the Western Front in Vancouver. What originally was a five-projector slide and soundscape installation, commissioned by the Western Front with assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, has been adapted to a video presentation on DVD. Florence Debeugny, Photographer and Hildegard Westerkamp, Composer. Source: YouTube

Friday, December 20, 2013

Soundscape: Barriera de Milano

Urban Soundscape (3:35) An experimental video by Marilivia Minnici that explores the soundscape of outdoor public spaces in the district of Barriera di Milano in Turin. Source: YouTube.

"The district of Milan barrier began to take shape in the second half of the nineteenth century , following the construction of the first toll gates of Turin. It was built from 1853 in order to ensure customs control on incoming goods, the walls separating the village physically inside its walls, consisting of the historic center and the surrounding neighborhoods, rural and predominantly agricultural areas exist until then on the outskirts of town.
The entrance to the city, relative to the walled part, was made ​​possible by the presence of gaps, called "barriers" that ensured the payment of duty . Among the many barriers formed along the perimeter of the walls, the most famous and historically one of the most significant barrier was erected in Piazza Crispi, then along the Royal Road of Italy (now the Corso Vercelli), and named "barrier Milan "(because watching the road for Milan)." Wikipedia Translation.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Soundscape: Viper Rollar Coaster

Riding the Viper (2:49) This is a point of view (POV) of the Mighty Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California (USA). The length of the ride is 3,830' with a Height of 188'. The speed 70 mph. This video gives the viewer a close proximity to the soundscape and experience from the front seat of this coaster. Source: YouTube

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Soundscape: Taipei Market

Taipei Market Soundscape (:32) As you walk down the street there is a constantly changing soundscape of recorded music being played by one shop after the other making for a random mix of street sounds. Taipei, Taiwan, spring 2011. Source: YouTube