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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Behind Closed Doors -Full Cobra Mix v 01

Behind Closed Doors -Full Cobra Mix v 01

Aural Terrains: Spooky Section Development

I was tasked specifically with creating a "Spooky" section to contribute to the final mix.  This would be slightly more atmospheric than some of the other sections and would be paramount in subtly engaging the listener during the troughs of the piece.

Lots of research and development after the jump.  You have been warned.

Spooky Section by Ryan Caddell

5min Bass Section by Lee Simpson

Alien Section by Jared Tobin

Water Section by Ben Clapp

Vocal Section by Chris Starkey

Monday, 29 August 2011

Aural Terrains: Space and Meaning

After visiting the Audio Foundation we had several potential places to send up a number of different installations.  However there was one space in particular which we noticed that captivated us.  In the foyer area at the base of the already quite spooky and atmospheric stairwell was a slat doorway leading to an unused warehouse space.  The area was inaccessible and did not belong to 'The Audio Foundation', but rather the adjoining 'Tie Factory building.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Aural Terrains. Brainstorming

Over the last few days we have developed and trashed several ideas.  As a group we are all in agreement of the general direction we wish to take the latest project, however we have scratched several ideas already due to location constraints, capability etc.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Aural Terrains. Installation/Performance

We are gearing up for another reasonably large project at the moment.  We have been rather loosely tasked to come up with a presentation or installation to be executed at the Audio Foundation in two weeks time.  For me personally this has come as a massive relief.  The small scale projects were beginning to take a toll on my overall level of stimulation.  I think I'm just the kind of person that needs to be constructively working on something big, or I tend to find myself not working at all.

Cool Video of Non-Newtonian fluid being vibrated on top of a speaker cone.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Aural Terrains. Circuit Bending

We've been 'toying' around in class this week, experimenting with a process known as circuit bending -a process which I was completely unfamiliar with at the beginning of the week.  To an extent it is still a bit of a mystery, I get what is happening to a certain degree, but I'm not sure how it works.  I have no idea how far it can be taken or what is possible when implementing circuit bending techniques when experimenting with sound.