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ONE SOUND EACH DAY, 2009 January 5, 2009

Posted by taylor in ONE SOUND EACH DAY - 2009.
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i will try to post my sounds each day (or every few days, as my schedule permits).

here are the first 5:

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JANUARY 1, 2009
Kauai’i, Hawaii 9:25pm
set the recorder on coarse sand. the ocean, wind and leaves overhead. the percussive sounds at the end are large sand particles.

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JANUARY 2, 2009
Kauai’i, Hawaii around 5pm
the wet saves near Ke’e. there was a woman swimming out of the darkness, audible in the beginning and then talking to her husband (?). roosters in the distance outside. water droplets and the cave’s natural reverb.

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JANUARY 3, 2009
Kauai’i, Hawaii around 7pm
on board the flight from Kaua’i to Honolulu. over the general din of the airplane cabin various family members of mine can be heard talking. most noticably my mother and son.

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JANUARY 4, 2009
New York City, JFK airport around 5pm
on board air train from terminal to parking lot.

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JANUARY 5, 2009
Pound Ridge, NY 3:40pm
snow melting, dripping beneath deck

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1. submute - January 5, 2009

Out of curiosity, what recorder are you using?

2. 12k - January 5, 2009

an ailing Edirol R-1. nothing fancy… knobs falling off. it’ll likely have to be replaced at some point during the year.

3. richardo78 - January 6, 2009

It strikes me that this way of documenting everyday life proceeds the sound in itself. It becomes as a diary of memory to the one that records. Now, I am a fan of William S. Burroughs and in the biography by Barry Miles: El hombre invisible, he talks about how Burroughs was wanted to move be able to speak in images and not with words. Kind of funny since he was a writer, but anyway, It just struck me that this “diary” is in fact speaking in images, since the sound evokes memories and there are no written words. Well, anyway, interesting concept. Looking forward to listen.

bunnklang

4. brwagenblast - January 6, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised to hear my voice on one of your first set of recordings. I did the announcements on AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark.

All the best with your project!

5. diblit - January 6, 2009

hey taylor, great project

question for you… how are you going about posting these audio files? are you hosting them yourself or through an external service and linking to them? i have found myself working on a similar project and can’t find a very elegant way to present the audio files… both hosting and a blog implementation – i find your solution to be great at least from the user end… thanks for your time

6. 12k - January 6, 2009

brwagenblast… seriously? wow..!

diblit… the WordPress blog service has an elegant way of streaming the audio files with a [audio URL] command.. so i put the MP3s on my own server and wordpress reads them that way…

7. brwagenblast - January 6, 2009

I came across your page unexpectedly. I have a Google Alert set for “airtrain” but I wanted to see what would happen if I expanded it to include blogs and that’s when I found your site. Having worked in radio back in the days of magnetic tape, razors and splicing blocks I’ve always had an interest in sound recordings.

Bernie Wagenblast
http://brwagenblast.googlepages.com/voice


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