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rec you soundscape, help with a project!!


gio
July 15, 2006 | 10:06 am

Hi everyone!
I really need your help guys! I’m working on a project to submit at
http://www.soundwalk.org/ but for doing it i need the collaboration
of lot of people, otherwise the project will fail and i’ll be really
really sad…
Anyway, i need you to get your mics and record not less than 5mins
out of your window. I need a field recordings of the very place where
you live togheter with a short reflection about a particular sound
that your memory associates with the place you live in.
read the text below, it’s the really first writing of the idea so
please sorry about it, it’s probably row and needs better english but
you can already understand what i need those field recordings for.
thanks in advance.
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‘for everywhere but not here’ it’s a generative work that aims to be
a reflection on the emotional side of distance, the perception i have
of the places where i’m not, the obsessive desire of escape from
territorial addiction.
I mean, home?

How can a piece of software help me to go deeper in to what i feel as
a culturally constructed perception?
How can sound be emplied to estabilish a relationship with distant
places and the people in there?
I’ve asked to many web friends to collect the sounds out of their
window and then to send me a field recording togheter with a
reflection about a particular sound that they strongly associate with
the place where they live.
Then a software i wrote a software in Max/MSP that randomly plays
these sound files one after the other wihout ever repeating the same
file twice in a row. While the sound plays it is digitally processed
and the amount of dsp on it is defined by the distance between the
place where that recording comes from the place of the one that
played before.
So, the more a sound is distant to one that preceded it the more it’s
original form is lost for being transformed in something new.
Moreover, while this happens, the texts about the sounds are
displayed in accordance to what is playing.
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