soundscape research

weird rad lady started working for the BBC when she was 18 and a pioneer/inventor. turning photos in sound swell through scratching film.

really good motion structure (repetition) changing atmosphere great crescendo and then silent ending  this woman was a bit obsessed with ecological soundscaping and a very narrow idea of beauty and form in terms of noise and mechanical/industrial sounds

really interesting

going to listen to this later – use of voice/talking






soundscape research


James Coleman at Marian Goodman

Untitled has four speakers two for the lower sound and two for the higher. the beat resembles an electronic heartbeat. The video is pixilated and blurry on a very short loop.  this vivid brightly coloured ride that is the heart beat of life.

the second piece here is Linge de Foi (1991) a re-enactment of a historical event depicted in a french print filmed from one view point. It’s an interesting way of portraying the subjectivity and cultural influence of perspective. I also noticed the visual and cultural treatment of the speaker placement in the exhibit.

COL_020316_ 006Steven Claydon at Sadie Coles

“he probes and dismantles notions of meaning, aura and currency. Throughout, Claydon returns to the counterintuitive idea that cloaking an object might allow it to be seen more clearly – a paradox found in the process of scanning electron microscopy, where samples are typically coated in ultra-thin layers of gold before going under the microscope (the conductive material increases the quantity of ‘secondary electrons’ that can be detected from their surfaces).”

I thought it was interesting to make ornate decorative out of circuit boards and ect. also the sculptural divisions of the room


Achieving better noise reduction

At the end of doing all this I can’t tell if it’s better or not, will have to test it on speakers to see what it sounds like. I might have to get someone who’s a bit more experienced to show me what they would do.

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taking out low bass and high hiss and increasing the master gain – set as a preset

after capturing a noise print of the sound in the room I applied noise reduction

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I then added a male vocal enhancer and finished the process by mastering the track

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Achieving better noise reduction