rec you soundscape, help with a project!!

    Jul 15 2006 | 10:06 am
    Hi everyone!
    I really need your help guys! I'm working on a project to submit at 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.
    '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.