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Friday, November 30, 2012

Noise Issues: Whales and Sonar

Hard of Hearing (1:21) The U.S. Navy, in 2008, asked the Supreme Court to toss out a ruling that restricts their use of sonar during training. As this video illustrates, the sonar noise can act as a severe detriment to whales. Source: CBS News

Follow-up: US Supreme Court invalidated two court-imposed restrictions aimed at protecting whales and other marine mammals from powerful Navy sonars during anti-submarine warfare training off the southern California coast.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Phonography: Joey Huertas - Hurricane "Sandy"

Sandy Soundscape Project (1:10) The recent hurricane named "Sandy" struck the NE region of the United States costing both lives and extreme destruction of property. Phonographer Joey Huertas captured some of sound during the height of the storm as it moved in land. Huertas, an avant-garde film artist, will use these recordings in a soundscape work. Source: YouTube

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Phonography: Rui Chaves

Statement (4:12) Phonographer Rui Chaves  presents a sound work in which he shares his views about field recording as a means of sharing the sense of place with the listener. Source: YouTube

Monday, November 19, 2012

Soundscape: Lamenting Staten Island's Dead

Lamentation (3:02 )The wind blowing through the metal frame work of an unfinished building on New York's Staten Island creates a wailing soundscape seemingly to mourn the passing of those on that perished on the island in the recent hurricane. Source: Vimeo

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Phonography: Uses and Abuses of Field Recording

This is a series of short videos titled The Uses and Abuses of Field Recording. It features presentations by Viv Corringham, Peter Cusack, Felicity Ford, Michael Gallagher, Ruth Hawkins, Bill Thomspon, Salome Voegelin, and Mark Peter Wright. The event was coordinated by CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) London, UK on June 9th, 2011 and follows the PechaKucha 20x20 format which is a simple presentation where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the speaker talks along with the images.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Soundscape: If These Walls Could Talk

Talking Walls (1:58) This video by Tommi Rautio asks the questions, what would the walls of this hotel restaurant say if they could talk.  This small hotel restaurant in Joensuu, Finland will close at the end of December 2012 leaving behind an empty building that has been around since 1934. A city council meeting will determine the historical fate of the venue. Source: YouTube

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Soundscape: Urban Bike Race

First Person Perspective (4:36) A helmet mounted camera provides a rider's point of view in this amazing downhill bike race in an undisclosed city in Chile. The passing soundscape and the sound of the rider's breathing  as he leaps down this race course is a bit breathtaking. Source: YouTube

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Education: Science of Sound

What is Sound? (5:05) The science of sound is explored in this NASA Connect education segment  for kids that explains the basics of sound including how it works, how it travels, and how we hear sound. Source: YouTube

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Phonographer: Nature Recording Workshop

Nature Recording Workshop (3:25) This short documentary by Martyn Stewart presents an example of an annual nature recording workshop available in the Seattle area. Beginners and advanced recordists meet up and learn various crafts in the field coupled with the art of filtering and editing. Details can be found at Source: YouTube

Friday, November 2, 2012

Soundwalk: Grand Central Terminal NYC

Soundwalk: Grand Central Terminal (4:05) This is an audio soundwalk by Carlin M. Wragg through New York City's Grand Central Terminal. It was recorded on February 3, 2011 as an exercise for Sound and The City, a course taught by Daniel Perlin for NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Sound was recorded as a 48 kHz / 24-bit stereo .WAV file and edited in Audacity. Still images were added in Final Cut Studio 7. Source: Vimeo

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Soundscape: Evening Tide 2012

Evening Tide (3:08) This is a multi-image program with footage shot in north and south Brittany and Denmark. Produced by Anne-Sophie Maignant.