For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
The British Library is fortunate to be the recipient of a collection of more than 500 very rare recordings built up over many years by the well known record collector and dealer, Martin Moir and donated by him and Kay Helena Scholastica Parkes.
The collection includes five extremely rare early blue label Zonophones whilst on vinyl there are such unusual labels as the Westminster Laboratory Series, Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society, Plymouth, Westminster, Ades, Sine Qua Non, Amadeo…Continue
Added by Jonathan Summers on August 30, 2012 at 10:19 — No Comments
The final composition in the Sound and Art series has been posted on the soundslikenoise site.
Over the past few months several works by Australian visual artists have been interpreted using field recordings in both modified and unmodified forms.
Please visit the…Continue
Added by Jay-Dea Lopez on August 28, 2012 at 7:49 — No Comments
New podcast: PROBES #1, curated by Chris Cutler
PROBES #1 sets the scene and investigates early reconsiderations of pitch: probes that postulate new scales to be constructed through the ever-greater subdivision of the inherited intervals of equal temperament.
Added by A R on August 27, 2012 at 14:29 — No Comments
At 17th of August 2012 about 100 protesters gathering together front of Russian embassy in Reykjavik call for free Pussy Riot.
The protest stay in one hour between 10 and 11am (Icelandic time). All the time people call “FREE PUSSY RIOT” so in the end when the lips and tongue get tired it start to sound like “Peoples right”.
Protest like this was held all over the world at…
Added by Magnus Bergsson on August 19, 2012 at 2:42 — No Comments
DEREK COLLIER COLLECTION ON BL SOUNDS
Last year a collection of recordings by British violinist Derek Collier (1927-2008) was donated to the British Library by his daughter. Collier’s career spanned the second half of the twentieth century, and this career is documented in broadcasts he gave for the BBC which he preserved. Recordings from the first two decades have now been uploaded to the BL Sounds website from lacquer discs, many in a poor state of deterioration.
Added by Jonathan Summers on August 14, 2012 at 11:50 — No Comments
Quaderns d'àudio (Audio Notebooks) http://rwm.macba.cat/en/quaderns-audio is a collection of publications of texts relating to Ràdio Web MACBA programming. The objective of these publications is to complement the lines of work developed by the radio through the critical edition of hard-to-find works that are important for understanding and delving into sound art in the fields of both music and contemporary art. The texts…Continue
Added by A R on August 14, 2012 at 10:03 — No Comments
Sound artists Jason Kavanagh (Scotland) and Jaydea Lopez (Australia) celebrate the use of technology in manipulating field recordings in their collaborative release [dis]location. Transplanting familiar sonic features into unfamiliar contexts, Kavanagh and Lopez explore the relationship between…Continue
Added by Jay-Dea Lopez on August 11, 2012 at 2:30 — No Comments
As usual at summer solstance I recorded birds and ambiance in the nature reserve in Flói south of Iceland. Something I hope I will have an opportunity to do in coming years.
All three past years I have got almost the same weather. Variable, but no heavy rain or storm. It…
Added by Magnus Bergsson on August 10, 2012 at 0:50 — No Comments
New podcast: COMPOSING WITH PROCESS: PERSPECTIVES ON GENERATIVE AND SYSTEMS MUSIC #7.1. Approaches in change
Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.
This episode considers the notion of change in music. It asks how we perceive and quantify change in musical structures, and how generative processes disrupt and enlarge our sense of surprise, expectation, tension and boredom.
Added by A R on August 9, 2012 at 14:05 — No Comments
MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... Kenneth Goldsmith. Deleted scenes
We dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with sound collector Kenneth Goldsmith that we were unable to include the first time around.
00:00 Extravagant records in the collection
00:47 Quality in Ubuweb
Added by A R on August 7, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments