Acoustic Communication, &…

10 Oct

Here are two Short essays for everyone to read this week. -Nick and Laura, can you both focus on ‘Media As Translators’, and ‘Acoustic Communication’ to lead together:

Acoustic Communication: Breaking_Constraints

Media As Translators: Media_Extension

Brett Balogh will visit this week, here is his site: http://www.brettbalogh.com/

Also, I recommend spending some time listening through the Framework archive (location recordings utilized in various ways by an international network of sound artists); feed://feeds.feedburner.com/frameworkradio

Here is an Intro from the Framework Site:

framework began broadcasting in june, 2002 on the newly reformed resonance 104.4fm in london. the show now airs on 5 radio stations around the world, with more to follow soon, and streams and podcasts here on it’s own website.framework is consecrated to field-recording and it’s use in composition, and began broadcasting at a time when a new community of sound artists with a special interest in found sound was developing, a community spread across the world that, thanks to the internet, was no longer limited to a specific geography. framework sees itself as an outlet for this ever-growing and developing community, a folk-tool in a new folk movement, a community driven exchange point for creators and listeners alike. framework‘s goal is to present not only the extremely diverse sound environments of our world, but also the extremely diverse work that is being produced by the artists who choose to use these environments as their sonic sources. we hope to ask this question: is ‘field-recording’ a style, or a genre, or is it in fact as uncontrollable and undefinable an instrument or tool as any, that may be interpreted, manipulated, and appropriated by anyone with a microphone and an idea? these works are its definition, and not vice versa.

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