SOUND – an additional part of my self directed practice where I will add to my skill set in through producing a sound piece. This could be a stand alone work or part of a performance in dance, music, spoken word etc
We feel sound, we understand it physically
The guy that made the piano suggested that you just listen. Listen to the sounds around you and isolate them. You never live in silence.
You need to listen positively and filter out so much unwanted sound information.
Microcosmic and macrosomic sounds.
Voice and insects to thunder and heavy rain
Consider the different spatial and conic resonances that these audio experiences share with our optical understanding of wide angle and standard view and extreme close up perspectives on a range of visual subject matter.
LAYERING AND CREATING A LANDSCAPE OF SOUND. Think about layering sound like constructing a landscape. Things in the distance will be smaller and quieter. The things closer will be louder and larger.
Test everything and play with equipment like:
contact recorders – tape to windows and listen to the stresses and strains of a building
coil recorders – picking up invisible sounds coming from electronic equipment or the high pitched sounds of bats .
FIND SOME SOUND CHALLENGES OR COMPETITIONS TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS
The drawing in the V&A of St. Pauls and how the sound resonated from there.
Antiphonic – calling out and responding to it – COULD USE THIS FOR LAYERING SOUND
Polyphonic – multi-sounded
RESEARCH INTO SOUND IN FILM like Trainspotting, The Wall by Pink Floyd and Foley artists.
- The voice as a tool
MAKE YOUR OWN INSTRUMENTS go to the instrument museum – try to make to juohikko! Do research and make sure it links to my current project. Draw a diagram and take it to the wood workshop.
- Handmade foley sound track – snapping frozen celery – An interesting performance piece idea – Lisbon story
- Mapping a location
9 types of sound
- voice/spoken word – eg. pressures of the text – peter rose
The knights that say ni in the Holy Grail by Monty Python – Deconstructing language
The hairdresser where it sounds like you are in a room this links into future technologies and virtual realities
2. Extended voice
Inuit throat singing
Kurt schwitters early sound poetry – go through poetry and refine it to sound poetry
Research in to the sandler’s wells performance about Japan with the singer
Evelyn Glennie – have a look at her ted talks
The sound of the waterphone
Do you hear or feel the sound of a truck passing you
4. natural sounds
Delia Derbyshire – the radiophonic workshop
Her archive is in Manchester suggest that Jasper or Millie goes there
- Architectural sounds
Whales being DJs of the sea
Titanium implants using the skull
- Spatial sounds
- Internal resonances
Anechoic chamber – john cage
- FOLEY artists
An interesting performance piece idea.
Things to keep in mind:
WE WILL HAVE A SOUND RECORDING TUTORIAL
FIND A SOUND RECORDER
EDIT SOUND WHILE USING SPEAKERS