Music – Structured sound

Sound and Texture

Sound and Texture

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Ragnar Kjartansson – Sorrow

Ragnar Kjartansson – Sorrow

The Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson uses music as a key focus of many of his performance and video works. In the work entitled A Lot of Sorrow (2014) for example, he staged a performance at MOMA PS1 in which he invited the American band The National to play their well-known song Sorrow repeatedly for six hours.

Maryanne Amacher: Sound, Body, Space

Maryanne Amacher: Sound, Body, Space

Maryanne Amacher was an experimental sound artist who composed music and created site-specific sound installations. Early in her career she played music on multiple tape machines and mixed them live. She was interested in the experience and perception of sounds in particular spaces.

Chris Watson – in Saint Cuthbert’s Time

To celebrate the exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels on Palace Green, Durham from July to September 2013, award–winning wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has researched the sonic environment of the Holy Island as it might have been experienced by St Cuthbert in 700 A.D.

John Oswald – Plunderphonic mashups

John Oswald – Plunderphonic mashups

John Oswald’s piece de resistance. Twenty minutes of some of the most insane editing, cross-fading, beat matching, cultural name dropping and sampling. No other work even comes close to the intensity of Plexure. John Oswald proves he is a virtuoso of Pro Tools, over a thousand different artists edited, spliced and mixed together.

John Cage – Williams Mix

John Cage – Williams Mix

Long before sampling, hip hop, needle drops and mashups John Cage had created his incredibly dense magnetic tape cut-up masterwork Williams Mix (1952).

The microphone alters listening. The mere comparison between how our ears listen and how the microphone picks up sounds in the environment, brings alerted awareness to the soundscape. Not only the recordist’s listening is intensified, often also that of people witnessing the microphone’s presence. It creates an occasion and new significance of a place. Sometimes…

– Hildegard Westerkamp – Linking Soundscape Composition and Acoustic Ecology

Luc Ferrari – Presque Rien avec Filles

The conceit behind the 1989 edition of Luc Ferrrari’ “Presque Rien Avec Filles” is that a concealed composer/photographer records some girls having a picnic. If that sounds potentially passive and prurient, it ends up being neither. The opening nature sounds are soon elbowed aside by isolated words and exhalations, which are in turn blasted by bursts of a very late ’80s-sounding drum machine.

Chris Watson – El Tren Fantasma – El Divisadero

Using archive and field recordings, Chris Watson recreates a passenger ride across the country on a line that no longer exists. It’s been more than a decade since the last service operated by the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (FNM). Watson spent a month on board one of the trains as a sound recordist working with a film crew documenting a BBC TV series on Great Railways Journeys. The atmospheres captured with sensitive microphones in the country reveal the environment at its most open, intimate and natural setting. An additional post-production of looping train samples, turns this mere field recording into a mesmerizing trip. This is more than just a sound portrait lifted off a television show. Watson composes a cinematic narrative bringing the listener (and the observer) into a setting unattainable alone.

So you want to talk about squid?

So you want to talk about squid?

Here's a good example of the way that language can be manipulated to tweak intelligibility and meaning. [audio m4a="https://portfolio.newschool.edu/sound/files/2016/09/allaboutsquid-yleno4.m4a"][/audio] All About…
SOUND X SOUND

SOUND X SOUND

from Everyday Listening: Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard is a Danish composer who, in his series SOUND X SOUND has been working…
Furniture Music – Erik Satie

Furniture Music – Erik Satie

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.21.4" z_index_tablet="500"] In the midst of an art opening at a Paris gallery in 1902, Ambient music…
Hailuoto Sound Choir

Hailuoto Sound Choir

One of my favorite discoveries of the past couple of years, a project that brings people together to connect vocally…

[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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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.

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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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.

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