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

  • NaturalReader (iOS) and FBReader with TTS Plugin (Android) are my new jams. ->
  • By far the top search term on Disquiet (.com) this week has been "cello" — followed, distantly, by "improvising" and, then, by "Xenakis." ->
  • All Tomorrow's Partitions #velvetcyborg ->
  • I'm Sticking With USB #velvetcyborg ->
  • I'll Be Your Mirror Site #velvetcyborg ->
  • Creative Suite Jane #velvetcyborg ->
  • Peel Slowly and C++ #velvetcyborg ->
  • Oh! Sweet Null Set #velvetcyborg ->
  • I thought "All Tomorrow's Partitions" was a kinda obvious joke but Google brings up just two other references since 1999, both about Windows ->
  • Hmm, come to think of it, I've been talking with a publication about a column. Maybe "All Tomorrow's Partitions" is its name. Hmm. ->
  • Cool IT Down #velvetcyborg ->
  • Sysop Ray #velvetcyborg ->
  • Hey Mr. RAID #velvetcyborg ->
  • No : plebiscite :: Waterworld : atoll ->
  • The @djunto hit 1,810 tracks by 304 active members in 59 weeks. Gorgeous work made from 3 random vowels this week: ->
  • Playground with playchimes: ->
  • Hey, OS X Hive: Any tips on Spotlight going into CPU overdrive? I've got "helpd" and "mdworker" often eating up my CPU. ->
  • Thanks to everyone who joined in on #velvetcyborg. That was fun. ->
  • My favorite thing about ongoing choral drone @djunto project ( ) is hearing voices of participants I've spoken with. ->
  • Quote's new to me but he was my college professor: "In programming, as in everything else, to be in error is to be reborn." —Alan J. Perlis ->
  • If I watch The Conversation one more time I'll be arrested for stalking, but 1) I love it + 2) we're discussing in my sound class this week. ->
  • Tuesday noon siren in San Francisco loud and clear on drizzly day, the post-siren message echoing into the distance. ->
  • Paolo Salvagione's One for Each, nearing end of production at the San Francisco Center for the Book: ->
  • Detail of the "sound" drawer from Paolo Salvagione's One for Each: ->
  • Presumably this speaker will be unwrapped at a future date: ->
  • We are signing our work at the San Francisco Center for the Book: ->
  • Today in my "sound" class, week 3: music & narrative from "silent" films (#retronym) to score-less TV (e.g. Southland) via The Conversation. ->
  • [email protected] Yeah, after opening orchestral fanfare, nothing but real-world sound. No doubt some foley, but no musical score. #southland in reply to dpnem ->
  • RIP, Soft Machine vocalist/bassist Kevin Ayers (b. 1944): ->
  • Complete score to Upstream Color streaming free: via @ethanhein ->
  • My Nexus 4 is now getting (via wifi) the OTA to Android 4.2.2. See you on the other side. ->
  • Maybe it's semi-placebo effect, maybe it's the crud-removal inherent in an OS upgrade, but Android 4.2.2 seems pretty zippy. ->
  • Man, Yoko Ono and the late Nina Simone were born four days apart in 1933. Happy 80th to them both! ->
  • RIP, video game developer Kenji Eno (b. 1970), whose work includes the audio-only Real Sound: Kaze no Regret. ->
  • We're about to embark on the 60th weekly Disquiet Junto project. ->
  • The 60th Disquiet Junto (@djunto) project's about audiobio(graphy). Details: + Cc @SoundCloud ->
  • That's the spirit(s). MT @Schemawound: Prepping for this weeks @djunto (plus irreverent cat). ->
  • Why ambient music is louder than you think. #slatepitches ->
  • Why hearing is as much a sense as Pluto is a planet. #slatepitches ->
  • True audiophile contrarians only listen to their LPs backwards. #slatepitches ->
  • Why 128kbps is the optimal compression rate. #slatepitches ->
  • Why TV advertisements actually aren't loud enough. #slatepitches ->
  • Why real media aficionados only use the RealMedia format. #slatepitches ht @piesaac ->
  • Why the mute button on your laptop is unconstitutional. #slatepitches ->
  • The awkward thing about these #slatepitches is that I'm working on an article in praise of text-to-speech. ->
  • Why the standing ovation is the best thing to happen to classical music. #slatepitches ->
  • So great getting to hear @djunto members talk about their lives and sounds: #audiobio ->
  • Why does my iPad tell me I'm not connected to the Internet and, thus, can't update to 6.1 when, clearly, I am connected to the Internet? ->

By Marc Weidenbaum

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