New Disquietude podcast episode: music by Lesley Flanigan, Dave Seidel, KMRU, Celia Hollander, and John Hooper; interview with Flanigan; commentary; short essay on reading waveforms. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #field-recording, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

Listening to art. Playing with audio. Sounding out technology. Composing in code. Rewinding the soundscape.

Past Week at

  • RIP, computer engineer Tom West (b. 1939), subject of Tracy Kidder’s 1981 Soul of a New Machine. @wired @ev_rat followup #
  • After-midnight sounds: cars blowing past stop signs, house rattling as bus puts on brakes, TV crackling as it cools. #
  • RIP, Gil Scott-Heron (b. 1949). And whitey's on the moon. #
  • These noise-canceling earbuds are no match for Lionel Richie. #hello #
  • Thanks, @tmbobile & @samsungmobileus — got the OTA update to my Galaxy S 4G phone today. It's running smoothly — that is, more smoothly. #
  • YouTube autoplay gets credit for unintended first-of-the-morning duet between demos of SynthPad and Sound Cells. #
  • Otomata Quartet: four instances of the generative sound app working in tandem #video #
  • Fahrenheit 450 #lessinterestingbooks #
  • The Thomas Crown Missed Connection #lessinterestingstevemcqueenmovies #
  • If I'm not mistaken, a friend of mine is each day changing it so that it is again his birthday on Facebook. #nanoculturejamming #
  • Waiting for plane to pass, just as I was about to play a visiting friend quiet audio from upcoming project. #
  • #busted RT @TheOnion: NEWSWIRE: Eject Button Hit Just To Hear Cool Little Servomotor Sound Of Disc Emerging via @entroporium #
  • Slate's em-dashes diatribe would have been more convincing had it employed them elegantly rather than emulated the hysteria it perceives. #
  • Somewhere a refrigerator door is waiting for me. #onecaption #
  • The @newyorker profile of Cory Arcangel cites his use of words "demo" and "Pro Tools" as evidence of his "penchant for marketing lingo." #
  • Previous tweet was title of work cited in seemingly begrudgingly respectful Cory Arcangel profile in May 30 New Yorker. #
  • “Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient ”˜Spectrum,’ mousedown y=22100 x=14050, mouseup y=19700 x=1800”#
  • iPad pro tip: super silent reading when near sleeping baby. No nasty page-turning noise. (Caveat: Needs cough-suppressant app.) #
  • What 121 prepared dc-motors and cardboard elements look/sound like, latest from Zimoun: #
  • Just learned (gallery, venue) in Sendagaya Tokyo closed March 28. Makes me sad. Was my first stop on every visit. #
  • Should be a lofi Blade Runner remake in which Deckard is addicted to using web captchas to convince himself he's not an android #
  • Lovely pairing of generative webapp Otomata & iOS SoundPrism (gets going ~ 0:58, but watch in full for trial & error) #
  • Photographic evidence that Dubai's architects play Minecraft: #
  • Afternoon audiostream: micro-waltz #
  • Flower Drum Ringtone #boringmusicals #
  • Mortgage #boringmusicals #
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Chatroom #boringmusicals #
  • Tulsa! #boringmusicals #
  • The Muzak Man #boringmusicals #
  • Sunday in the Park with George Hamilton #boringmusicals #
  • Nice parallel in @ryuichisakamoto Red Bull interview: YMO wore fake Chinese garb; David Sylvian's band named after Japan #
  • Hoping that "RiYL" is a relatively common term, as I'm now tagging all free downloads with such references. #
  • Morning sounds: desktop fan whirring, ice cubes clinking in coffee, cars rolling by. #
  • Just got invite. The service would be more cloud-like if it didn't require software install to upload audio. #
  • Frustrating HTML5 audio players either do too little (no name tags) or too much (auto-pull all links on given page). WordPress tips welcome. #
  • Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco. Baby seemed to pause and look around when hearing it. #
  • RT @radiomaru GPS pronouncing Santa Monica in a way that I can't even begin to explain #eartwit #
  • RT @emarg0ed good eyes ;) can't believe you found that. well, I guess the secret's not so secret any more: #
  • Never delete a dead RSS feed, because you never know when the feed will suddenly show signs of life. #
  • For Bob Dylan's 70th, here's my 2007 @newmusicbox piece, parsing his autobiography for thoughts on electronic music: #
  • Anyone else having issues with the @soundcloud embeddable player visibly flashing on/off in Firefox 4? #
  • Congrats, @AlarmWillSound, on your 10th birthday. Their download gift to fans: an Ives-ian arrangement of the Shaggs: #
  • 10.5 more hours of writing. Then: Manchurian food. #
  • "For what is the present, after all, but a growth out of the past?" –Walt Whitman #
  • While in 7-Eleven today, found myself looking for a new issue of (defunct) Scratch on the magazine rack. #ghostpain #
  • Apparently today everything will be an unintentional mash-up with "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." #
  • RT @josephknight If you're in Firefox & having issues with Delicious security certificate, go to & create an exception. #
  • Worthy (if, sadly, unlikely to make goal) @kickstarter to send US audio artists to Brazilian Amazon #
  • As of two days ago, there's an Android app for @sonicsquirrel — a major host of #netlabel audio #
  • Thought this track's opening was especially interesting. Turns out that was the earbud slowly expanding to fit my ear. #
  • Has @internetarchive been particularly iffy this weekend? #
  • Looking forward to afternoon tour of local Russian Orthodox church, whose bells resound in the neighborhood daily. #richmonddistrict #415 #
  • RT @osakimandias Left my recorder running when I started writing today. On playback, the typewriter sounds like a distant, fierce gun battle #

By Marc Weidenbaum

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