ONE SOUND EACH DAY: DECEMBER 23-30 December 31, 2009Posted by 12k in Uncategorized.
the last week of the year and the last of the sounds. today i’ll be composing a little bit of music, maybe 1 minute long, with a broken guitar destined for the big guitar rack in the sky, and that will be the last sound of the year. for now, here’s the last week of quiet sounds, some of the simple sounds which made me stop and listen more closely.
New Hartford, CT, around 9pm
a tall, 4-tined sculpture by Harry Bertoia owned by my uncle who’s father was given the sculpture by Bertoia himself. this was recorded on christmas eve and, sadly, in a rush only with my iPhone as, in classic Tascam DR-1 style, the “fully charged” battery proved to be dead.
Suffield, CT, 7:15am
an old, spinning, wooden christmas toy in the library of my parents’ house in front of the fireplace on christmas morning.
Suffield, CT, late morning
rain on the tin roof of my parents’ house, recorded through a partially open window.
Pound Ridge, NY, morning
a water-spritz bottle, misting the houseplants.
Pound Ridge, NY, 3:04pm
shaking a California “San Francisco” snow globe. unfortunately, you can’t hear the sound of the glittery “snow” settling on the skyline.
Norwalk, CT, around 1pm
at a bowling alley with annoying music, loud people, and the oddly fun sport of bowling.
Pound Ridge, NY, 5pm?
one of the last recordings to be made with a broken guitar (owned by gwendolyn alker and kenneth kirschner). this was the guitar used on “northern”, but it’s in pretty sad shape. it’s resting on a chair.