Posts in Recording
CD bending sound art

Turning CD's and its players into musical instruments. Creative, chance-based customisation of the circuits within electronic devices such as CD players, or the CD itself, to create new musical instruments or sound generators. 

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A 150-pound concrete digital album

A 150-pound concrete cube as a digital counterpart of a vinyl release. Decidedly not portable, it is in fact monumentally bound to location. 

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Circuit board album

A functional 1-bit electronic circuit board album. 'Noise Patterns' comes as a minimalist matte-black circuit board with a headphone jack in the side.

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War Damaged Musical Instruments

Collect, record and display old musical instruments which were damaged by war. Fourteen recordings of British and German brass and wind instruments damaged in conflicts over the last centuries.

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Sonic cabinet of curiosities

An interactive sound archive that explores ways of presenting and categorising sound collections. A cabinet of sonic curiosities, explored through the eyes, ears, and the imagination. In exploration of their continuously changing and growing archive of sound spores, art collective Kinokophone created this interactive sound archive that explores ways of presenting and categorising sound collections, titled Kinokologue. Two Kinokphone members, Jon and Amanda, selected a number of sounds from their audio collections to be housed inside Kinokologue. These sounds were sent to fellow Kinokophone artists, Akiko and Takashi, who listened to the recordings without knowing the sound source. Akiko responded to the sounds through colourful embroideries and Takashi through sculpted models, each of which were placed inside the cabinet as sonic specimen slides and sonic specimen models. Sound playback is initiated by visitors placing a corresponding sonic specimen slide into a viewing box, opening a drawer, or by plugging headphones into a headphone jack. Visitors can view the sculptures and embroideries while composing soundscapes by listening to as many or few of the sounds at one time. They can also contribute ideas about how to categorise our uncategorised sound spores and browse through archived suggestions left by previous visitors. #kinokophone #davidmarshfurniture #SoundArt #ContemporaryArt #OutsiderArt #Curiosities #SoundSculpture #InstallationArt

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Sculptural Musical Weather Scores

Translate weather data into sculptures and music. A series of musical scores entirely based on weather data, which are adapted by composers to musical performance. In conjunction, these scores are also translated into woven sculptural, data translations that also function as 3D musical scores. Weaving as a highly effective grid through which to interpret data in three-dimensional space and sound.

#NathalieMiebach #SoundSculpture #BigData #SoundArt #MusicSculpture #ContemporaryArt #Weather #WeatherScores #DataVisualisation #ContemporaryMusic #MakingWaves #SOLOMusicGallery

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Field Recording Photos

A photographic and audible study of nature. 'Nash Point / Monk Nash' is a photographic, phonographic and electro-acoustic study of a stretch of the Glamorgan coastline recorded over a year. The area is hostile to humans: unstable collapsing stones, strong currents and low frequency rumble, give it a sense of otherness. The area fluctuates between stillness and violence, quiet and noise: noise that silences the internal monologue. On a calm day the sound of the lone gong buoy resonates clearly and carries to the shore. The walk from Nash Point down to Monk Nash can be eerily peaceful, and yet instability always hangs in the air. #WillParker #mono_on #SoundArt #FieldRecording #Photography #ContemporaryArt #Photo #NashPoint #MonkNash #Acoustics #EnvironmentalSound

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Sound Positions at Context Art Fair New York

A special program dedicated to sound art at Context Art Fair New York. Sound Positions creates an immersive and intimate listening experience, with works by an international selection of emerging and established sound artists.Audio artworks by an international selection of established and emerging artists from North America, Europe, and Asia. A collection of: electronic composition, field recording, audio poetry, experimental documentary, and sound collage. Each work invites the listener to enter into an alternate sonic world that rewards careful and sustained attention – for a minute, a half hour, or longer.

#SoundArt #NYArtWeek #SoundPositions #ContextNY #ContextArtFairNY #Pier94 #Sound

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Boréal’s music drawings

An expression of the synthesis between a music ensemble and the image of their sound. A speaker membrane and a pencil translate sonic vibrations. Handmade boxes, numbered and limited to 100 copies. 

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The End Of Radio

An audio installation consisting of nearly two hundred microphones on stands, which send out signals instead of receiving them. The energy of the recordings from a street survey, which the artist used for the installation, has been preserved, even though the sound has been transformed so much that you can only hear interference or individual words. The title has been borrowed from a song by the band Shellac which poses the question whether transmission is still possible without any listeners.
#KonradSmolenski #SoundArt #SoundInstallation #ArtInstallation #ContemporaryArt #ConceptualArt #FreeSpeech #Politics #InstallationArt #Microphones #power

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Reproduce 'The Life of Pablo' without listening

An entire album called 印象III : なんとなく、パブロ (Imagining "The Life of Pablo") based on the expectation of what Kanye West’s 'The Life of Pablo' sounds like, without ever listening to the actual record. Samples sourced from WhoSampled and lyrics given on Genius were used to create a predictive interpretation. Including distorted album artwork.

#TOYOMU #MusicProduction #ContemporaryArt #SoundArt #Streaming #Album #Cover #TLOP #KanyeWest 

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The 'Lorem Ipsum' of sound

A sound art installation exploring the infamous Latin 'Lorem Ipsum' text, used in publishing and editorial contexts, which allows focusing only on the visual and graphical aspects of the product. If the human ear can be compared to a radio receiver that is able to decode electromagnetic waves and recode them as sound, the human voice may be compared to the radio transmitter in being able to translate sound into electromagnetic waves. The characteristic role of language with respect to thought is not to create a material phonic means for expressing ideas, but to serve as a link between thought and sound. #CollectiveVOID #SoundArt #LoremIpsum #InstallationArt #ContemporaryArt #Speech #Publishing #MaisonDesArts #ArnaudEeckhout #MauroVitturini

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Unique jazz record inside a unique piano

A Steinway Spirio pianola (self-playing piano) plays a unique work composed and recorded on this actual piano by Robert Glasper, and decorated by the Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford.

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Eating records

An assortment of edible records that will be played during a performance, titles 'Edible Sound'. The audience was invited to reflect on the foods that informed their creation and the soundscapes they produce and will have the opportunity to consume the records. Its first release is pressed on a tortilla wrap, and is limited to 12 copies.

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Heliophone Sunlight Sound

The installation uses Bell's photo-acoustic principle. It follows the trajectory of the sun, catching the sunlight and focusing it, via a parabolic lens, onto one point. A rotating disk chops the light up into small fragments. A photo-acoustic cell transforms these fragments into sound, made audible by a large horn. The tonality of the installation changes with the intensity of light.

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