Detritus 313

(thanks Gary!)

 

> Interview with Max Richter

 

> Some up & coming film composers to keep an ear out for (thanks Peter)

 

Tunnelblick from Henning M. Lederer on Vimeo.

Tunnelblick – A constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision.
A collaborative project between Rob Clouth (Sound / robclouth.com) and Henning M. Lederer (Visuals / led-r-r.net).

 

> secret? how secret? (thanks Peter)

 

(thanks Mick!)

 

> 10 sounds that changed the course of history

 

> wow – love this vinyl sticker for your laptop (thanks Guy!)

 

 

> Do you ever feel like you are losing the war on clutter? Every so often I get fed up & grab a big plastic bin & go around removing the debris that accumulates… but I am not in the league of these people – yikes!!!

 

> If Michael Bay Directed Pixar’s Up #more_explosions!

 

> wow! DIY laser microphones? thanks @TonalGurus

 

> can’t wait to check out the new Aphex Twin tunes

 

> This is the opposite to that previous ‘I liked everything on Facebook’ – the benefits of liking nothing

 

> Iannis Xenakis: Music and Architecture

 

> interview with Laurie Anderson

 

> mmmm bioluminescencnt firefly squid

 

> so Soundcloud now has ads? Rather than hate on the service or option, it is important to remember that like Youtube it is the person who owns the content who decides whether they want ads included in their work. Every time I see an ad on a Youtube video I curse the person who uploaded it – is it really worth the $0.001 that you collect by attempting to monetize your video IF you reach the views threshold?? Because it is making the experience far less pleasant!

It is obviously for each person to decide whether they want inappropriate (and often times fckng dreadful) advertising content jammed in front of their beautiful work… But heres the thing: I have NEVER clicked on an ad on youtube, ever. They have never managed to target ANYTHING at all remotely relevant to me. So if google cant reach me with all their spying, what chance does Soundcloud have?

I’d suspect in the grand scheme of things it is a token effort to please the shareholders & venture capital funders, rather than providing a viable income stream…. But I appreciate some people make a living off monetizing their Youtube videos, so what would I know, other than that I much prefer ad free Vimeo and happily give them my $$$ to remain that way!

 

> Lastly, apologies if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter & occasionally (??) I promote my own stuff too much… I figure at worst if I ever do that too much, someone will either complain, or simply unfollow me… Its always a fine line and a good example is recent local great film WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, which had a great social media campaign that helped promote a small indie film to the top of the local box office for a few weeks, which is an awesome achievement & of course wouldn’t be possible unless it was a great funny film. But.
If every film had such an intensive social media campaign I think I would stop following anyone & everyone who is promoting their films that way – it was intensive & unrelenting, although thankfully it was also done with some humour… So it requires a balance, hopefully it ebbs & flows… While I have unfollowed people for the same reason, although usually it is because they are promoting something I have no interest in eg I might be kind of inetrested in a musician or band, follow them on twitter, only to discover their twitter presence is solely an endless ad for their new album or whatever – no personal engagement or insight… Anyway if you are interested or have projects to promote online this article is a useful read YMMV.

 

WIND INSTRUMENTS Library Released!

Our 28th sound library has just been released: SD020 WIND INSTRUMENTS is a library powered by the human breath and comprises of sound effects, notes, tones & phrases created with Wind Instruments – over 5,000 sounds 8GB of 24bit 96kHz delivered as 318 .WAV files – check it out here

soundcloud preview below…

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Mod Wheel Double Bass for Kontakt

THE LOWDOWN is a new deeply sampled Double Bass instrument for Kontakt and is the first release for new local sound developers MOD WHEEL. But what makes this new release particularly special is the people behind it – the first film that I was Sound Designer on (Saving Grace back in 1997) was scored by a trio of composers, collectively known as Plan 9. Their musical heritage reaches further back to the legendary Six Volts and a multitude of Jazz and experimental acts, and it is from all of this experience that Mod Wheel has been created.
As the double bass player in the collective David Donaldson has always been an extraordinarily inventive and expressive player, so it comes as no surprise the creative depth & unique nature of a virtual Double bass Kontakt instrument originating from his primary instrument for 35 years. This is most definitely not just another generic double bass Kontakt instrument:
go check it out for yourself

 

Scattered Light 139

I thought my internet was running a little slow… and sure enough a Wood Pigeon was downloading wikipedia!

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Ten minutes later his mate was back to try & finish the download…

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shot today 16th August 2014 with Canon 5DmkIII and EF100-400L lens

Rain Town

by Hiroyasu Ishida

 

watch full screen!

Detritus 312

 

> cats – is there anything they can’t do?

 

> “It’s very important to save this” – the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl
(thanks Tom!)

 

> Disney meets reality

 

> Exploring the sonic potential of documentaries with Peter Albrechtsen

 

> I’m sure we’ve all met people at some point who start a sentence with ‘I’m not rascist but…’ or ‘I’m not sexist but…’ and the part following the ‘but’ is exactly what they are denying…
The few times its happened in my life I’ve learned to not let them carry on, when the ‘but’ arrives you have to just take over & tell them to STFU. But anyway, re the sexist part, next time someone questions the existence of sexual harassment, show them this.
Being unaware is not an excuse.

 

> love it or loathe, one thing is sure: you have to to be careful what you like

 

> manipulated city buildings x 88?

NHDK from victor enrich on Vimeo.

 

> great interview/chat with Werner Herzog

 

> yeech… looks like hyperlapse will just be a plugin soon

 

 

> free time, what a bizzare concept…. I suspect it only realistically applies to either the very young or the unimaginative, but here are some tips to try & help maximise your chances of having some ‘free time’… and the only tip they offer which I really agree with is #7 (#3 is a given = let voicemail/caller ID answer/filter your phone calls) and to prove that isn’t clickbait I’ll save you the round trip re #7:
7. Schedule non-negotiable YOU time in your calendar every day.
Better advice might be to live your life & enjoy the world in a way that doesnt HAVE to involve calendars & schedules, but regardless it is important advice ie to consciously carve out time that is for your own use & not for others to commodify/distract you etc..

 

> So what frame rate you shooting at? 23.9756? 24? 25? 30? 48? 4.4 TRILLION FRAMES PER SECOND! – WTF? (I bumped the shoot button and it filled every hard drive I own!) But what is most interesting is that despite all the R&D into shooting visually at high speeds, it is pretty rare to hear of anyone doing the same for sound, why is that?

 

> I’ve always found asymmetrical waveforms slightly disturbing…
their existence explained here & here

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> xkcds universal convertor box!

 

> love & synths & reverse psychedelics?

 

> remember the first time you heard this record – I don’t, it was too long ago (back in the steam age) but I do remember going to a photo exhibition in Osaka a few years ago: the exhibitions theme was ‘out of focus’ and include all sorts of very creative work & quietly in the background there was some music playing that I just knew that I had heard a million times but couldn’t place what it was. Rather than rack my brain I asked & sure enough was the same: the first ambient album!

 

Ei Wada – Toki Ori Ori Nasu – Falling Records from FILE SP 2014 – JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
via FILE

 


Untitled V by Marianthi PAPALEXANDRI-ALEXANDRI and Pe LANG

“Untitled V is a sound sculpture that consists of miniature speakers acoustically activated by a motor driven mechanism. A nylon thread is fastened through a hole at the center of the membrane; the end of the nylon thread is loosely secured to a motor turned rosined wheel to produce friction. Sound is produced by the action of the rim of the rotating wheel rubbing the thread as the wheel is turned. The two surfaces alternating between sticking to each other and sliding over each other, with a corresponding change in the force of friction. The motor speed is reduced at the lowest speed. The slow turn of the wheel creates changes in the tension of the thread, resulting as sounds (crackling impulse) in the membrane of the speaker. Untitled V creates a very quiet listening experience.”

 


Taro Yasuno’s Zombie Music “DUET OF THE LIVING DEAD”

 

Modular Love x3

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My favourite treat was waiting in my POBox for me…

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Modules!

On the left an Evaton Technologies RF Nomad (Voltage controlled shortwave radio !) in the middle is an SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 (various coloured analog noise source – grey noise FTW!) and a Qu-Bit Nebulae, an audio file granulizer… Now to juggle some space to get them mounted & fired up!