Re: Twice-told Tales

Posted by komninos zervos | Thu Jan 8th 2004 9:33 a.m.

nicholas economos wrote:

> A diaristic and "open" composition comprised of sound bits culled from
> various recordings. The notion of "frozen sounds" cited in Noise Water
> Meat, A History of Sound in the Arts by Douglas Kahn (MIT Press, 2001)
> served as inspiration, specifically the references to a peculiar
> storyline in which sounds were somehow material and silenced when
> frozen by extreme cold. Upon thawing the sounds could be heard again
> but were no longer held to their original temporal sequences. In
> twice-told tales, various times and places mix via altered field
> recordings and re-recorded broadcast media. The sparse interface
> allows for a random combination of up to seven loops to sound
> together. Adjustments to the composition are made by dragging and
> releasing the circular graphic elements. Vertical positioning sets the
> volume and horizontal positioning sets the pan of each loop in the
> composition set. Clicking the "++" resets the screen.

wonderful, being able to place the sounds on the screen and hearing them in the corresponding space (from the left and right speakers) was the first time ever i have felt sound can be touched, picked up and moved around - a sublime experience - thank you

komninos
  • nicholas economos | Thu Jan 8th 2004 1:42 p.m.
    Thanks komninos. it's good to know it connected with you.

    nicholas

    komninos zervos wrote:

    >
    > wonderful, being able to place the sounds on the screen and hearing
    > them in the corresponding space (from the left and right speakers) was
    > the first time ever i have felt sound can be touched, picked up and
    > moved around - a sublime experience - thank you
    >
    > komninos
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