I know we who live here, grin & bare it… but unless you are on the surface of some gas planet methink molecules just aren’t meant to move this fast (i say this after landing in a white knuckle northerly)
I guess it breeds the thinking of ‘if i can survive this, then anything is possible!!!’ but holy cheese balls!!! In the taxi from the airport we were being passed by cardboard boxes from someones oven, ten foot off the ground!
white caps in the harbour? ah wellington, how does the saying go: ‘you can’t beat it on a good day’ – the marketing dept. just happen to leave out the bit about there only being three good days per year…
Fuji X100s pix today 25th October 2013
shot October 24th, 2013 with Fuji x100s somewhere up there
Dawn at 30,000ft, shot yesterday 24th October on my new Fuji x100s camera
thank you Yodobashi, Osaka!
> authecre-izing websites? eg this one
> remix Ghost Poet
via diffusion magazine
Luigi Russolo: The Art of Noises (1916–) [PDF available IT, EN, ES, DE, FR, RU]
> insults of the classical variety
> Really wish I had time for a side trip to Tokyo, to experience this
> Japanese straw beasts
> Tracking mouse movement over one year = beautiful drawings
> A great opportunity for a local NZ sound/music/artist – an artist residency with the audio foundation
I have an uber-post which is long overdue, of sounds recorded while on Shodoshima. It has been next to impossible to pause long enough to stop shooting or recording, let alone focus on post, let alone work on outputs for blog posts… But I have a down sampled session on my internal drive and failing all else I shall edit sounds while flying across oceans!
On my second last day on Shodoshima I was determined to record more macaque sounds, and rather than wing it and hope to find one of the tribes near a main road we instead headed to the monkey park. I was a little worried it might be like a zoo, which are often such sad places, but as we approached it soon became apparent this was a free range monkey park – the macaques could come and go as they please, and they did!
My new assistant?
Awesome cable wrangler, works for peanuts… but prefers edamame!
This was one of those moments (there were more than a few) where I had to decided whether to take the photo or stop the action… Got this photo just as he was looking like chewing on my mic cables
I know this feeling all too well!
I stare into your soul!
Best scalp massage ever!
I heard and recorded many takes of the most extraordinary sound of my entire trip here! That sliding door on the right of this photo is where the workers access material to feed the macaques… And when they do throw whatever it is the monkeys want to eat out, the crowd scene soon turns into a mosh pit! I shot some video of it & I will post it too, but that wasnt the amazing sound, but it did motivate it.
After we recorded here for about an hour, some Japanese tourists arrived and as they were talking loudly, we headed up the track further to get out of earshot, to a much larger group of macaques who were just hanging out… I had set my mics and was recording & taking photos when I noticed one of the workers head over towards that shed… And as soon as the group of monkeys realised what was happening this sound occurred, I can only describe it as an optimistic burble, it rippled across the hundred or so monkeys that were near us, and swelled as the worker got to the door and then died down… It was eerily human sounding, although off by a few semitones… But the group sound was just astounding – I have never heard anything like it before! Promise I will post it within the week…