Detritus 138

 

> In living panoramic stereo/phonic etc etc

 

> Holy sh+t! Can you imagine what a 60 foot long electrical arc would sound like!! Researchers at the High Voltage Lab at Canterbury University would know – check out the photo – I shall be in touch!! When I was in the slow motion process of dropping out of uni I actually studied at the Engineering School there, and I remember one of the tutors at the High Voltage lab asking us to keep our right hands in our pockets at all times. Apparently if you got electrocuted by touching something you had a 0.00001% better chance of surviving if it was through your left hand than your right, due to the path of the current relative to your heart!! I think he was joking….

 


music by Pjusk

 

> Nice idea – Sound Tourism

 

> “The observed parallel recruitment of executive and default network regions—two brain systems that so far have been assumed to work in opposition—suggests that mind wandering may evoke a unique mental state that may allow otherwise opposing networks to work in cooperation…….” – more

 

> Genius! Laws/sonic truisms For audio engineers – hah! i can see the look on the persons face as they say Snoddys Law: “It works better if you plug it in”

 

 

> The AFTA Craft Film & Tv Awards were held today in Auckland – congrats to Plan 9 for best film score for Predicament, to Don McGlashan for best TV score, to Dick Reade, Gethin Creagh (& Tim Chaprione & all the team!) for best sound in a feature film and to Chris Burt for best sound for TV for Legend of the Seeker – full results here

 

> When was the last time you heard this track? I’m going to have to dig out the vinyl of it now…

2 Responses to Detritus 138

  1. John says:

    Hi Tim

    If you like ‘Sound Tourism’ you’ll probably like ‘Sound Transit’ You can plan a ‘route’ of sounds. It’s been online for a few years now

    http://turbulence.org/soundtransit/

  2. I was at Engineering School with Wade Enright back in the day. It’s great to see him still in NZ (and indeed still at the University of Canterbury), as he had a real “mad scientist” gleam in his eye even in those days.

    In fact, I recall playing his National guitar while he played his Martin acoustic at the wedding reception of one of the Civil Engineering lecturers, so I can even make a musical reference in the hope of making this comment less pointless. 😉 I think I have a DAT tape of that somewhere…

    I also recall Lockwood Smith (then Minister of Education) squeezing out the narrow window behind my desk and scarpering to avoid the student protesters blockading the front of the building, angry at the introduction of student fees & loans. Ah, good times…

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