Posts by: John Roach

Piezos and Soldering

Piezos and Soldering

A piezoelectric disc can be used to either generate sound by running electric current through it can, or when contacting…

#tweetscapes

It's unclear if this project still exists, but the idea is interesting, to make audible the twitter traffic in a…
[In the early 1960s] I was noticing that things didn’t sound the same when you heard them more than once. And the more you heard them, the more different they did sound. Even though something was staying the same, it was changing. I became fascinated with that […] In those days the first psychedelic experiences…

– Terry Riley on Repetition
Vox Humana: Alfred Wolfsohn’s Experiments in Extension of Human Vocal Range

Vox Humana: Alfred Wolfsohn’s Experiments in Extension of Human Vocal Range

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Henri Chopin – Throat Power

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Steve Reich – Come Out

Steve Reich – Come Out

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I tried to stay absolutely still for as long as possible, to see if I could hear anything at all. I listened and listened. I held my breath and listened again. I had a queer feeling that the whole wood was listening with me, the trees and the bushes, the little animals hiding in the…

– Roald Dahl
Absorption and Reflection

Absorption and Reflection

Sound is made of waves that travel out (or propagate) from their source until they dissipate, bounce off a surface or are absorbed into a surface or substance.

Akio Suzuki – Rocks and Bottle

Akio Suzuki – Rocks and Bottle

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Stalactite Organ

The Great Stalacpipe Organ is an electrically actuated lithophone located in Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA. It is operated by a…
The first sound art installation?

The first sound art installation?

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/guided-by-voices.html"the human telephone was like an electromagnetic update to the oracle at Delphi: a lone female figure with access to…
Bird Language

Bird Language

'Bird Language' or Kus Dili, is a centuries-old whistled dialect used to communicate across hillsides in the village of Kuskoy,…
Liminal – The Organ of Corti

Liminal – The Organ of Corti

Organ of Corti is an experimental instrument that recycles noise from the environment. It does not make any sound of its own, but rather it attempts to draw our attention to the sounds already present by framing them in a new way. Named after the organ of hearing in the inner ear, it uses the acoustic technology of sonic crystals to accentuate and attenuate frequencies within the broad range of sound present in road traffic or falling water. By recycling surplus sounds from our environment, we hope to challenge expectations of what might constitute a piece of music by adding nothing to the existing soundscape but rather offering new ways of listening to what is already there. This instrument is a device that, for us, rematerializes our experience of sound, inviting us to “listen to ourselves listen”.

Luigi Russolo – Intonarumori

The Intonarumori were a family musical instruments invented in 1913 by italian futurist painter and musical composer Luigi Russolo. They were acoustic noise generators that permitted to create and control in dynamic and pitch several different types of noise.

Language Removal Services

Language Removal Services

Language Removal Services is a pioneer in the arena of language removal services for language removal applications. Our laboratory is,…
Anton Bruhin – INOUT

Anton Bruhin – INOUT

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Un Drame Musical Instantané – Zob Sessions

Un Drame Musical Instantané – Zob Sessions

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Oiseaux 1 – Old Record

Oiseaux 1 – Old Record

[audio https://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_msscfbKeqv1rsdhfxo1.mp3] Awakening of the birds in spring in the field, with roosters in the distance and a clock that  strikes…
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