Posts by: John Roach

Chris Watson – La Anunciante

Chris Watson – La Anunciante

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE3sKZh_QXU" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"]Chris Watson El Tren Fantasma, (The Ghost…
Justin Bennett – Drowned – from “The Well”

Justin Bennett – Drowned – from “The Well”

The Well is constructed from sounds recorded in Istanbul: voices, machines, footsteps, tunnels, but also bronze cymbals and electric guitars. But it is not purely phonographic, it’s a personal journey through layers of narrative, memory, sounds and music – an attempt to uncover the secret well that lies deep under the city.

Luc Ferrari – Presque Rien N°1 ou Le Lever Du Jour Au Bord La Mer

Luc Ferrari – Presque Rien N°1 ou Le Lever Du Jour Au Bord La Mer

Decades after the fact, French composer Luc Ferrari recalled that the first time he played “Presque Rien” for his colleagues at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, their faces turned to stone. Such dismay is often the fate of any art that takes its medium to a wholly logical yet previously unacceptable conclusion, let alone art that changes the game. This 21-minute piece, which was first heard in 1970, did both, and the work of contemporary artists as disparate as Chris Watson and Vanessa Rossetto owe it a hefty debt.

– synaesthesia

Soundwalkers – Raquel Castro

"There are some fundamental principles regarding the construction of an acoustically healthy society, one where we can exist within the…

John Roach – the BQEar

The BQEar is an enormous trumpet-like horn perched atop the fence of the outdoor sculpture venue The Art Lot in…

Film – Touch the Sound

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kDLyd12axo?feature=oembed&w=500&h=374] This brief clip is from the  film Touch the Sound, a documentary about the world renowned percussionist Evelyn…

Welcome to Sound Matters

This course offered by The School of Design Strategies at Parsons the New School for Design (PSDS 3703A; CRN 7451)Course…
Annea Lockwood – Glass Music

Annea Lockwood – Glass Music

“The Glass Concert” given periodically between 1968 and 1973 (76 times, to be exact), Annea Lockwood’s 1973 LP The Glass World is the composer’s most recognized work. The original performances took place in the dark, with most of the sounds being produced offstage and amplified into the concert space. On-stage antics included “curtains of fine glass tubing; trees of bottles inverted in a spiral pattern; a mobile of large panes of wired glass, surrounded by mirrors.” 

Jacob Kirkegaard – 4 rooms: Gymnasium

Jacob Kirkegaard – 4 rooms: Gymnasium

It’s been said that many make sacrifices for their music, but, in the recording of 4 Rooms, Jacob Kirkegaard went above and beyond. Almost 20 years after the Chernobyl disaster, Kirkegaard traveled into the villages surrounding Chernobyl, places largely uninhabited and still teeming with radiation, an unheard and unseen but never forgotten result of Reactor 4’s fateful meltdown in April 1986.

Pamela Z – Geek Speak

Pamela Z – Geek Speak

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3JXItG-LyU[/embed]The origins of Geekspeak lie in a 1995 artist residency Pamela Z participated in at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center.She became fascinated…
Helen Thorington — 9-11 scapes

Helen Thorington — 9-11 scapes

9.11.01 Scapes was composed to accompany a series of collaged images created by Jo-Anne Green the day New York’s World Trade Center was attacked. Green’s palette consisted of NASA images of earth and photographs of diatoms and ground Zero. Each Scape consists of multiple layers. Thorington used the layers’ titles, and the texts that accompanied the NASA images to weave her multilayered narrative for the Notes; and much as Green used found ‘pigments’, Thorington used found sounds to create the soundscore for the series. 9:11:01 Scapes was the winner of an Honorable Recognition, Prix Bohemia Radio Festival, Czechoslovakia, 2003; and the Winner, Aether Festival, KUNM-FM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003.

Peter Cusack – Oil Field Soundwalk

Peter Cusack – Oil Field Soundwalk

info about Sounds from Dangerous Places here: http://sounds-from-dangerous-places.org/ info about the oilfield recordings here: http://sounds-from-dangerous-places.org/caspian_uk.html Field Recording as Sonic Journalism…
India Soundscapes – Loudspeaker

India Soundscapes – Loudspeaker

[gallery type="rectangular" columns="2" ids="480,479"] A vividly colorful audio snapshot from one of the world’s most exotic locations, India. Trains, bells,…
Toshiya Tsunoda – Bottle at park

Toshiya Tsunoda – Bottle at park

The most important thing for my field work is the possibility of describing the experience of landscape,” he reports. “I want to know how to fix the experience of landscape. It’s a different method to using photography to fix it. We can see the outline of objects clearly in photographs. But when recording, things are not so clear and it is difficult to distinguish what vibrations travel in the place. It’s like a moving sculpture.

Tony Schwartz – sounds of my city

Tony Schwartz – sounds of my city

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="489,490,491,494,495"] n 1952, Tony Schwartz (born in Manhattan, 1923-died 2008) was recording New York children and untrained street…
7 of 8
12345678
Skip to toolbar