Monday, August 20, 2012

City Symphonies - Westminster | Mark McKeague

Can the city become a symphony? Electric cars are increasingly using synthesised sounds in order to mimic the traditional noise of the internal combustion engine. I explore an alternative in which the sound that the cars generate changes according to its relationship to other road users and the environment.

A traffic simulation is used to power the movement of vehicles through different sections of road networks in London. From a street level perspective the motions of traffic combine the sounds, creating soundscapes that are unique to the place and time. The roadside becomes a new context for sound - the city is the score.
Mark McKeague

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Score of Belle, bonne, sage | Baude Cordier

Score of Baude Cordier's chanson "Belle, bonne, sage," from The Chantilly Manuscript, Musée Condé 564. The manuscript is one of the classic examples of ars subtilior, which requires red notes, or "coloration" to indicate changes in note lengths from their normally written values. This chanson, a dedicatory piece on the love of a lady and a lord written in the shape of a heart, opens the corpus. Note the heart of notes within the larger heart.
Found at: Wikipedia

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Disease | Mauri Lehtonen

A deadly alien virus spreads throughout the world. A short video made with a broken digital camera.
Mauri Lehtonen

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Coronado | Kian-peng Ong

Coronado is a six channel sound installation. Inspired by a visit to the beach at Coronado, the work is a digital interpretation of the spatial soundscape that I experienced there. This installation is characterized by the reverberation and bouncing of sound waves and the over lapping of analog / digital sound, forming a unique interpretation of the actual soundscape.
Kian-peng Ong