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Aug 3, 2011

Recording of 250 ladybugs going into my garden after performing in a concert of mine.    

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Jul 3, 2011

Robynne’s contact lens cleaner

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Jun 28, 2011

Golden Ears Bridge Recording

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Jun 26, 2011

20 Notes on Sound

(adapted from robert bresson’s ‘notes on the cinematographer’)

  • apply myself to insignificant (nonsignificant) sounds
  • a whole made of good sounds can be detestable
  • catch instants.  spontaneity, freshness
  • someone who can work with the minimum can work with the most.  one who can with the most cannot, inevitably, with the minimum
  • nothing too much, nothing deficient
  • absolute silence and silence obtained by a softness of noises
  • a thing that has failed can, if you change its place, be a thing that has come off
  • reorganize the unorganized noises (what you think you hear is not what you hear) of a street, a railroad station, an airport… play them back one by one in silence and adjust the blend
  • against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence
  • “one must not seek, one must wait.” - corot
  • to translate the invisible wind by the water it sculpts in passing
  • empty the pond to get the fish
  • ideas gathered from reading will always be bookish ideas.  go to the objects directly
  • silence is necessary to music but is not part of music.  music leans on it.
  • get things away from habit, de-chloroform them
  • “when i listen to myself only, i do wonders.” - madame de sevigne
  • one does not create by adding, but by taking away. 
  • make audible what, without you, might perhaps never been heard
  • let sounds present themselves spontaneously to your ears as words do to the spirit of a creative writer
  • be as ignorant of what you are going to create as is a fisherman of what is at the end of his fishing rod.  (the fish that arises from nowhere.)

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Jun 22, 2011

amplified chimney cleaner in ocean

Amplified Chimney Cleaner in Ocean

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Jun 20, 2011

Recording of a contact mic’d plate on ferry

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