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    Signs of Death: iPod Classic →

    sound:

    As reported at 9to5mac.com and macrumors.com, the iPod Classic has not survived the recent upgrade to the Apple online store, which suggests it has been discontinued.

    Given the centrality of the iPod to the logarithmic growth in Apple’s consumer product line, it’s hard to imagine it…

    — 1 week ago with 5 notes
    #iPod 

    prostheticknowledge:

    Diggin’ In The Carts

    Web documentary series from Red Bull Academy Japan explores the history of Japanese video game music, from Space Invaders, how Namco pioneered the inclusion of music into games and more:

    Diggin’ In The Carts is a new series from Red Bull Music Academy about the untold story behind the most influential music to come out of Japan.

    Episode one is available to watch at the Red Bull Academy website here

    — 1 week ago with 905 notes
    #Gaming 
    
This month, an ensemble of five extraordinary musicians takes to the road to perform graphic scores (see ‘Sound code image’ in Eye 26).
In that article, John L. Walters wrote: ‘A score … is a diagram, a recipe, a route-map and an exhortation to perform. … Each score is a chest of treasures that can be unlocked by performers and interpreters not yet born, a code or puzzle to be solved in time.’

(via Eye Magazine | Blog | Sonic treasure chest)

    This month, an ensemble of five extraordinary musicians takes to the road to perform graphic scores (see ‘Sound code image’ in Eye 26).

    In that article, John L. Walters wrote: ‘A score … is a diagram, a recipe, a route-map and an exhortation to perform. … Each score is a chest of treasures that can be unlocked by performers and interpreters not yet born, a code or puzzle to be solved in time.’

    (via Eye Magazine | Blog | Sonic treasure chest)

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #music visualization 

    prostheticknowledge:

    Division by Zero

    Latest sound art installation by vtol is a levitating speaker that plays generated glitch noises - video embedded below:

    autonomous, zero gravity sound object
    - magnetic levitation coil/magnet system
    - bluetooth sound receiver
    - 2 channel micro sound system
    - pure data for glitch sounds

    Link

    — 2 weeks ago with 1500 notes
    #Glitch  #Noise 
    (via Cities & Memory | Mapping the real and imagined sounds of the world)

Cities and Memory is a sound programme that records both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time.
Every faithful field recording document here is accompanied by a reworking, a processing or an interpretation that imagines that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new. The listener can choose to explore locations through their actual sounds, or explore interpretations of what those places could be – or to flip between the two different sound worlds at leisure.
There are currently more than 200 sounds featured on the sound map, spread over 17 countries.The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs in Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice.

    (via Cities & Memory | Mapping the real and imagined sounds of the world)

    Cities and Memory is a sound programme that records both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time.

    Every faithful field recording document here is accompanied by a reworking, a processing or an interpretation that imagines that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new. The listener can choose to explore locations through their actual sounds, or explore interpretations of what those places could be – or to flip between the two different sound worlds at leisure.

    There are currently more than 200 sounds featured on the sound map, spread over 17 countries.The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs in Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice.

    — 2 weeks ago
    #Soundscape  #Citiies 

    Friend and fellow SJI enthusiast, Rob Walker, recently sent me a link to the “tease” for the finale of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The theme music is, of course (otherwise why would I be writing this?) “St. James Infirmary.”

    I Went Down to St. James Infirmary: SJI on HBO

    Thanks to Marc W. for the tip on this.

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #SJI 
    Can You Read This? →

    In January, Rob Walker made a list of all of the descriptors from last year’s New York Times obituary headlines. Now he’s had the list read by a robotic voice. I do not recommend listening to this track during your next workout, but there’s something here, and it deserves to be set to music.

    Ha. Maybe. If Disquiet has an idea… ha ha.

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #Robotic Voices 
    
Last week, a collaborative research project  known as AUDiNT (short for Audio Intelligence) released Martial Hauntology,a box set of vinyl and literature that explores the darker history of sound. It’s a journey into the lesser known realms of sonic weaponry.

(via A History of Using Sound as a Weapon | Motherboard)

    Last week, a collaborative research project  known as AUDiNT (short for Audio Intelligence) released Martial Hauntology,a box set of vinyl and literature that explores the darker history of sound. It’s a journey into the lesser known realms of sonic weaponry.

    (via A History of Using Sound as a Weapon | Motherboard)

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #Sound As A Weapon 
    
Most Obscure Hit Songs, Adjusted for Time
 1 Roy Ingraham Orch: Chant of the Jungle, 1930 2 Hilo Hawaiian Orch: When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, 1930 3 Horace Wright: My Own Iona, 1917 4 Marguerite Farrell: If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me), 1916 5 Olive Kline: Hello, Frisco!, 1915 6 Orpheus Quartet: Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yester Day, 1916 7 Horace Heidt Orch: Ti-Pi-Tin, 1938 8 Clay Aiken: This Is The Night, 2003 9 Mina Hickman: Come Down, Ma Evening Star, 1903 10 Don Bestor Orch: Forty-Second Street, 1933

Details: The Songs That Time Forgot | Very Small Array

    Most Obscure Hit Songs, Adjusted for Time


    1 Roy Ingraham Orch: Chant of the Jungle, 1930
    2 Hilo Hawaiian Orch: When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, 1930
    3 Horace Wright: My Own Iona, 1917
    4 Marguerite Farrell: If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me), 1916
    5 Olive Kline: Hello, Frisco!, 1915
    6 Orpheus Quartet: Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yester Day, 1916
    7 Horace Heidt Orch: Ti-Pi-Tin, 1938
    8 Clay Aiken: This Is The Night, 2003
    9 Mina Hickman: Come Down, Ma Evening Star, 1903
    10 Don Bestor Orch: Forty-Second Street, 1933

    Details: The Songs That Time Forgot | Very Small Array

    — 1 month ago
    #Popularity  #Charts  #Data 
    #otherpeoplesmixtapes number four mixed by @regina_kenny. Given to @zacharyschomburg at one of his Chicago readings. (by kate*)

    #otherpeoplesmixtapes number four mixed by @regina_kenny. Given to @zacharyschomburg at one of his Chicago readings. (by kate*)

    — 1 month ago
    #Cassettes