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.

The Urban Stream (MP3)

When quiet sounds cause jarring disruptions


Sometimes quiet sounds are the most jarring, such as hearing what could be a stream while walking down a particularly cement-lined and almost entirely tree-less street in a large city. It’s a sunny winter Friday in San Francisco, not far from the ocean. There’s a strong wind, and passing planes and cars, and yet the sound is there, for certain, the sound of a small stream. Of course, it isn’t a stream, not in the general sense. It’s a drain, whose holes let the passing water echo above. A struggling bit of microfoliage, tiny weeds making their way to the sunlight, confirm the liquid below.

Track originally posted for free download at Track recorded on my Nexus 4 cell phone using Easy Voice Recorder Pro on Friday, February 22.

By Marc Weidenbaum

Tags: , , / Leave a comment ]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Subscribe without commenting