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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Documentary: Lisbon - The City is an Orchestra

Lisbon - The City is an Orchestra (Lisboa em Si) (1.05.30), had a very special goal: to explore the musical possibilities of a riverside city. On the 21st of June, 2013, Lisbon was the stage for an unique concert that gathered thousands of people, in a gigantic sound and social experience. The result was a seven minute musical composition, using horns from 22 ships, 6 fire department vehicles, 2 trains, 106 church bells from 19 churches and 6 electric tram bells. One hundred musicians performed live an original score, radio coordinated and scattered all over the historical riverside area of Lisbon. This Documentary tells a story of Lisbon for Lisbon... from its daily and urban sounds to an unrepeatable musical journey that belongs in the city’s musical history. Source: YouTube

Lectures: Listening Around The Corner

To co zni za rohem/ Listening Around The Corner (3.07.02). Here is the archived audio/video from Listening Around the Corner mini-symposium on Thursday, June 18 at Galerie Tranzitdisplay. Presenters included WFAE President Eric Leonardson, musician Brane Zorman, sculptor and curator Dagmar Šubrtová, botanist Helena Štorchová, musicians and travelers Peter Cusack and Lloyd Dunn. Low resolution. Source: YouTube.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Field Recording: Joshua Tree National Park

Ambisonic Field Recording: Joshua Tree National Park (2:43) Listen(n) is an interdisciplinary project that explores remote landscapes of natural environments through sound. A May 2014 field lab visited the Joshua Tree National Park (California) and recording in various locations. This video discusses the process. Source: Vimeo

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Soundscape Composition: Symphony of the Birds

Symphony of the Birds (4:49) In the 50's, Jim Fassett had an idea to take field recordings of bird songs and transform them on a tape machine, altering their pitch and reducing their speed in order to create actual songs from the singing of real birds. The result is what he called "The symphony of the birds".