Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tracks from the Eyebeam Sound Summit

Tracks from the Eyebeam Sound Summit

I recorded the following tracks at the summit; most of it focuses on my
playing - which might or might not be of interest. The baritone sax is
Chris Diasparra. The singing in the summit13 is Seth Dellinger, who floats
in and out. The occasional thumps elsewhere are from the interior of Mary
Mattingly's Flock House. I played sarangi with Ben Houge's sounds, as well
as sounds coming in from others on the OSC network. There are two tracks
based on Kyle Clyde's giant plate reverb unit. I played sarangi, flute,
viola, cura cumbus, and garklein recorder. On one track, I walk through
the space, recording and passing what everyone's doing. Apologies for
emphasizing my own work; Jackson Moore recorded everything, and others
recorded their own work as well. I'm amazed at the richness of Chris'
baritone and Seth's singing; on summit13, my speed's pushed to the limit.
The whole event was astounding! Thanks to everyone, especially Jackson for
putting this together! (Apologies also if I've missed credit for anyone.)

The original announcement with URLs and descriptions from Jackson -

On April 21st, Eyebeam's main exhibition space will be transformed
into a small village dedicated to creative sound research. Using resources
as diverse as atmospheric sensors, string instruments, reverberant plates,
magnetized wires, cell phones, data hubs, and laughter, participants from
Eyebeam's sound research group will convene to run experiments, share
original research, develop work in progress, and explore collaborative

Interaction, encounter, and juxtaposition will be emphasized over sound
isolation.the idea being that sound is transparent enough to permit a
human ecology that transcends the singular focus of the concert format.

Kyle Clyde will test sound absorbancy, sound bleed, and feedback
thresholds with her giant plate reverb unit.

Bernhard Garnicnig will examine the resonant frequencies and specific
sonic qualities of networked devices.

Christine Sun-Kim will experiment with strategies for encoding sounds on
magnetic wire.

Jackson Moore, John Speck, Russell Baker, and Rob Lee will work on a
melodic pidgin language.

David Reeder's OSC network will turn a ping pong table in Cambridge into a
metronome in Chelsea, and much much more.

Mike Clemow will be working over the OSC server with a the roving laptop
brigade, sampling and interacting with the surrounding space.

Yo Park will lead exercises in laughter, with Andrew Sigler, Cigdem
Tankut, Gulsen Caulk, Gabriel Levicky, Jayoung Chung, Victor De La Cruz,
and others.

Alan Sondheim, Azure Carter, and Chris Diasporra will revisit the
discovery of music: the moment when people first began figuring out how to
make sound with objects.

Seth Dellinger will develop his phonemic vocal music.

Ben Houge will construct his auditory kaleidoscope, and provide sensor
data from the MIT Media Lab for sonification.

Amelia Marzec will demo Re-wired, a wearable device that translates
ambient sound into haptic feedback.

Brian House will sonify his compendium of rhythms from everyday life.

Mary Mattingly brings us the sound of place: the Flock House living
system, and its peripatetic denizens.

With a special surprise from Hethre Contant's Texas Mockingbirds.

The day will end with a public conversation at 7pm.

No comments: