Entries from January 2011

DC Metro escalators as music: remixes coming soon

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

The Washington Post ran an article this week on the “secret jazz” of escalators that descend into the DC Metro system.  A popup multimedia window lets us listen in to the very different sonorities of five metro station escalators, and a related page from the Post’s music staff invites readers to download the clips and […]

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Tags: Human-centric soundscapes · Mixed / layered / transformed field recordings

How to find silence in ice-kayaking

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments

How to find silence in ice-kayaking | Psychology Today: “” The link above will take you to a very nice piece on a Psychology Today blog by George Michelsen Foy called “Shut Up and Listen!”  Here’s a taste: The sea is flat, only a light wind blows. Three or four hundred yards out, the beach […]

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Tags: Natural soundscapes