We asked some of our contributors to reveal all and tell us about some of their favourite tools for sound design, music and sonic manipulation. Read on for some serious sonic inspiration.
“This piece explores the pain and longing of an existence situated across the water from Utopia. What happens at the fringes of the utopian dream? By convolving field recordings of Northern Saskatchewan through an autoharp, “E1″ offers a wistful glimpse of the liminal spaces at the edge of the map.”
As part of our overall Sound Waves project, 38 sound artists from around the world have submitted a field recording and reimagining of water somewhere in the world: ocean, river, lake, stream, swimming pool, boiling kettle, splash of a puddle – anything in which water is the defining sound. These reimagined sounds have been recomposed and re-edited by Cities and Memory into this 30-minute mixed sound piece incorporating many of the sounds in a new context.
“One of the amazing things about these processes are the ways in which one sound is able to completely transform another, highlighting similar frequencies (by multiplying them together) and creating ambient or drone-like sounds that evolve over time.”
A beautiful beachside cafe at Blankenese, which on a late afternoon in October is pretty quiet, but at the peak of summer must be one of the busiest places in the city. Tonight, the wind’s blowing and the most common sight is people walking their dogs – you can hear