A City Searches for a Microphone (2:57). A participatory sound intervention in which a microphone is placed at a secret spot in the city. Its signal is streamed in real-time via radio and internet. Participants try to track the sound source using portable radios or smartphones. The project extends one’s everyday “body bound” perspective out into the environment. Source: Vimeo
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Ice Instruments "Tim Linhart was an ice sculptor in Colorado. One day he carved an upright string bass from ice and was astonished at the beautiful sound it made. Now he is the founder of Ice Music..." Source: YouTube
Monday, December 19, 2016
Exhibition: The Great Animal Orchestra (6:31) From July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician, Bernie Krause. The exhibition brings together the work of artists from all over the world and invites the public to enjoy an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on the animal kingdom, which is increasingly under threat in today’s modern world.
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Friday, December 9, 2016
Soundscape Ecology: the new Frontier (43:17). Almo Farina presents a lecture on soundscape ecology as a promising discipline that will aid in understanding global threats of biodiversity loss and growing pressures under scenarios of the climate change. Dr. Farina is author of Soundscape Ecology: Principles, Patterns, Methods and Applications (Springer) Source: YouTube
Friday, November 25, 2016
Why Do Whales Sing (5:12) “Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.” TED ED lesson plan available.