2.03.2009

Thank You for Sound


Hi.  I can't say enough how grateful that I am to all of you who have sent us sounds.  I know this requires many kinds of trust.  To name one, the trust that we won't publicly humiliate/embarrass you.  If any of these sounds should end up in anything, we'll definitely let you know and ask before presenting them to the public. 

A number of emails have mentioned wanting to know what this project is about before sending submissions.  Unfortunately - I won't say just yet.  It would put too much pressure on the outcome (which already feels a little heavy to me for a number of reasons).  Besides - secrets and suspense are wonderful!  

Most of the submissions have been in the form of songs.  This is great!  It is also challenging, because it requires an extreme familiarity with your music in order to hear it as sounds vs. the whole composition.  

Now I'm in the search of raw sounds and sound fields.  This doesn't exclude the use of instruments... just maybe play a few of your favorite notes.  Again - don't worry about traditional ideas about sound quality.  In the best sense, everything has a perfect sound quality right?  It is being what it is.  Just feel free to mess around.

John  Cage:

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

There is no such thing as an empty space or empty time.  There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make silence, we cannot.




4 comments:

K-Bav said...

Instead of handing over a fish, allow me to teach you...

http://www.findsounds.com/

It's an excellent and noteworthy resource for getting all kinds of random sounds. They even suggest a bunch of search terms if you find yourself blanking at the raw power before you.

Have a great one! :)

Max said...

Can i still send in my sounds? please let me know

...its not you, its your narrative said...

yes please! more sounds more sounds!

...its not you, its your narrative said...

yeah - the project is sort of a relationship thing. I've seen this site before, but I'm interested in having them in relationship with other people.