Entries from March 2010

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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Listen to the Orchive: Spong orca lab recordings cleaned up in nice big audio chunks

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Paul Spong and Helena Symonds are legends in the field of whale research; since the early 1970’s they’ve dedicated themselves to studying orcas from their independent lab on an island between Vancouver Island and the mainland.  Over those many years, they’ve accumulated 20,000 hours of tapes, which are now being digitized and cleaned up (to […]

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Tags: General · Natural soundscapes

Listen Like a River

March 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Thanks to EarthEar’s Facebook community, I was just clued into the Cooroora Institute, a wonderful initiative out of Australia, centered on improvised and ceremonial engagement with the natural world, in all art media.  Check out their website (linked above) and their various writings; I highly recommend Tamsin Kerr’s Listen Like a River.  Here’s a taste: “Yet, humans […]

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Ear Room: In-depth dialogues with sound artists

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Check out Ear Room, which does one thing very well: talk at length with sound artists about their work.  The most recent post features Eric Leonardon, with Andrea Polli and Loren Chasse among previous artists featured.  Francisco Lopez and many others are yet to come….

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Tags: General