Entries Tagged as 'Artists'

David Dunn, tree whisperer? Great artist as scientist story, though!

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

David Dunn is a longtime friend and colleague to EarthEar here in Santa Fe, and in fact his underwater insect recordings were my first taste of the sounds of the natural world having the potential to be deeply strange and amazing, rather than “just” beautiful. So when he discovered that the bark beetles chewing their […]

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Bunker soundscapes

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

This is super-cool: an ongoing study of the soundscapes of old WWII bunkers! Check out Nick Sowers’ work here on the Design Observer Places blog, described wonderfully in words and sound. And some back stories on his personal blog.

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Tags: Artists · Human-centric soundscapes

Interviews with six listeners

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

The sound studies blog Sounding Out! featured brief interviews with six soundscape artists a few months back; I’m just digging this post out of email purgatory….it’s titled Within a Grain of Sand: Our Sonic Environment and Some of Its Shapers.  Well worth a read! Check it out here.

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Happy Birthday, Murray!

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Monday is Murray Schafer’s 78th birthday.  It’s also World Listening Day. Here’s a 5-minute film profile of Murray from the good ol’ National Film Board of Canada:

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Tags: Artists · General

Kickstart 6 field recordists into the Amazon!

March 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Franciso Lopez’s annual 2-week workshop in the Amazon offers field recordists an amazing opportunity to both explore the rainforest, and collaborate, learn, and create with a community of peers.  In recent years, the economic stresses we all feel have made it more difficult for sound artists to raise the funds for this unique experience. This […]

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Tags: Artists · Mixed / layered / transformed field recordings · Natural soundscapes · Raw field recordings · Work in progress

Resonating Bodies listens to bees

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Resonating Bodies is a series of mixed media installations and community outreach projects which focuses on biodiversity of pollinators indigenous to the natural and urban ecosystems of the Greater Toronto Area. The installations illuminate aspects of local biodiversity such as bumblebee colonies and their foraging activities, ultraviolet bee vision, pollinator/plant co-evolution, solitary bee and wasp […]

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Join Francisco Lopez at 6th annual Amazon recording residency, November 2011

February 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Mamori Sound Project6th Annual Workshop/Residency for sound artists & composers at Mamori Lake (Amazon, Brazil)October 2011 / 2 weeksConceived and directed by Francisco López Mamori Sound Project is a 2-week workshop/residency for professional and semi-professional sound artists and composers with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and field recordings. It takes place at Mamori Lake, in the […]

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CBC: Wade Davis features EE artists in exploring Voices of the Planet

May 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Last fall, the CBC program Inside the Music featured a wonderful hour-long exploration of field recording, produced by noted National Geographic writer Wade Davis.  The people he chose to focus on were a Who’s Who of EarthEar artists and friends: Lisa Walker, Doug Quin, David Rothenberg, and Hildegard Westerkamp.  You can’t do much better than that! […]

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Tags: David Rothenberg · Doug Quin · Lisa Walker · Musical interactions · Natural soundscapes

Rothenberg ponders the Arctic

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments

David Rothenberg just sent me the link to this video on YouTube, one of the fruits of his recent participation in an Arctic Circle artists’ residency aboard the good ship Noorderlicht.  It’s got some great water/ice sounds with hypnotic imagery, compelling polar bear footage, and of course David’s clarinet and spoken-word reflections, on the north, the […]

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Hummingbirds recorded with DSM

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] My sound partner Catherine Girardeau and I recently purchased a DSM microphone from Sonic Studios and have recorded quite a few soundscapes and effects. The Smithsonian institution’s National Museum of the American Indian hired us create a pair of soundwalks exploring the landscape and architecture of the Museum […]

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Tags: binaural mics · Jason Reinier · Natural soundscapes · Raw field recordings