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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: DECEMBER 31 December 31, 2009

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the final sound of this year with a little bit of video. a beautiful, snowy december 31st here in Pound Ridge and one minute of audio composed with an old acoustic guitar, an ebow, and an electro harmonix looping box. this One Sound Each Day project has been a lot more difficult than ever imagined it would be, but i felt that i discovered and appreciated everyday sounds in a totally new way throughout the year. i hope the quiet and often mundane sounds of my every day life have inspired you to listen more closely around your everyday as well.

DECEMBER 31
Pound Ridge, NY 3:39pm

(because video can not be easily embedded into WordPress (at least not that i know of, unless you pay $60, please follow this link for the final sound and video)

DECEMBER 31, 2009

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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: DECEMBER 23-30 December 31, 2009

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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.

DECEMBER 23
no sound.

DECEMBER 24
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.

DECEMBER 25
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.

DECEMBER 26
Suffield, CT, late morning

rain on the tin roof of my parents’ house, recorded through a partially open window.

DECEMBER 27
Pound Ridge, NY, morning

a water-spritz bottle, misting the houseplants.

DECEMBER 28
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.

DECEMBER 29
Norwalk, CT, around 1pm

at a bowling alley with annoying music, loud people, and the oddly fun sport of bowling.

DECEMBER 30
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.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: DECEMBER 13-22 December 23, 2009

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amidst house construction and the impending holidays i’ve had little time to get to these posts, but here’s an update finally.

DECEMBER 13
Pound Ridge, NY, late evening

turning the pages of my archival storage book of last year’s one-polaroid-everyday project. trying to remember the circumstances under which each image was taken and reflecting on the year.

DECEMBER 14
no sound.

DECEMBER 15
Pound Ridge, NY, around 11am

renovations on the house begin. the sound of men digging footings for the new addition. recorded through my studio window as i worry over the coming 6 months of construction and noise.

DECEMBER 16
Pound Ridge, NY, 4:40pm

finding quiet in an electric-piano inspired sound i created.

DECEMBER 17
Pound Ridge, NY, early afternoon

the sound of a DAT machine rewinding an old tape as i go through archives for my old Audio.NL material for re-release.

DECEMBER 18
Pound Ridge, NY, 2pm

physical modeled plucks and wooden resonances.

DECEMBER 19
Pound Ridge, NY, late evening

the sound of the window shades in my studio clicking against the wall as they’re being moved from the gentle hot air of heaters underneath.

DECEMBER 20
Pound Ridge, NY, early afternoon

christmas shopping at a local bookstore.

DECEMBER 21
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:10am

house (de)construction on the room above my studio. times like this, i can’t really work.

DECEMBER 22
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

… and then they start sawing floorboards over my head. not a pleasant sound. i was going to get out my good microphones and looper pedals and try to make a live composition, but i wasn’t in the mood.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: DECEMBER 7-12 December 12, 2009

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DECEMBER 7
no sound.

DECEMBER 8
Pound Ridge, NY, afternoon

re-wired my patch bay to allow easier access to my loopers via my preamps. testing out hookup with my relatively new beyerdynamic MC930 microphones.

DECEMBER 9
Pound Ridge, NY, 10am

more looper fun. just small acoustic instruments.

DECEMBER 10
Pound Ridge, NY, around 7pm

snow, and strong wind, blowing against the living room window.

DECEMBER 11
Pound Ridge, NY, 1:30pm

i put the recorder out on the railing under the birdfeeder and walked away. let the birds eat and poke around the recorder. fortunately, none of them landed on it.

DECEMBER 12
Pound Ridge, NY, 10:14pm

christmas has hit the house, tree, fire, warm cocktails. this is a small christmas music box playing by the fire.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: DECEMBER 1-6 December 6, 2009

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DECEMBER 1
Pound Ridge, NY, 10:30am

the start of a week of quick guitar loops. this one created with the acoustic, an ebow + eventide time factor.

DECEMBER 2
Pound Ridge, NY, 4:20pm

much nicer than yesterdays. acoustic, ebow, time factor and nice big reverb.

DECEMBER 3
Pound Ridge, NY, night

loop3 with the time factor. dark, maybe i knew.

DECEMBER 4
Pound Ridge, NY, around 4 or 5pm

a moment of sound is better than a moment of silence, isn’t it? made after i had to say goodbye to one of my beloved cats, sushi.

DECEMBER 5
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

acoustic, ebow, and Memory Man w/ Hazarai pedal. i let this one run pretty much all day in the studio.

DECEMBER 6
Pound Ridge, NY, 12:20am

the sound of snow falling from inside of the car. it was the least windy place i could find to record the soft sounds of snow striking glass. almost slipped on the ice on my way out to the car in the pitch black… left the recorder running and forgot about it until after 1 in the morning. this for my upcoming project that i posted some images for before this on the blog.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 26-30 December 1, 2009

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NOVEMBER 26
Scottsdale, AZ, evening

my uncle and i playing a large steel bell sculpture at my father’s cousin’s house during a small family holiday reunion. the bell was thick and made of rusted steel. it had an incredible tone.

NOVEMBER 27
Sedona, AZ, around 11am

at my sister’s house listening to windchimes from a nearby neighbor.

NOVEMBER 28
Scottsdale, AZ, around 9pm

i set the recorder into a large neon-lit “E” on the outside of a hotel wall. the buzz is from the light.

NOVEMBER 29
White Plains, NY, 7:39pm

in an airplane, landing at white plains airport. almost home.

NOVEMBER 30
no sound.

had to go to an unexpected funeral today.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 19-25 November 25, 2009

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NOVEMBER 19
Brooklyn, NY, around 9pm

Sawako playing live @ Monkeytown, Brooklyn. recorded in mono at 11khz on my iPhone. thanks to sawako for letting me use her sound today.

NOVEMBER 20
no sound.

NOVEMBER 21
Suffield, CT, 11pm

a music box in the closet of my parents’ house.

NOVEMBER 22
Pound Ridge, NY, 8pm

a very silent night outside…. turned up about 30db through noisy preamps.

NOVEMBER 23
Pound Ridge, NY, 7:35pm

rubbing and scrapingn two small stones together.

NOVEMBER 24
Pound Ridge, NY, 10:35am

the tines of a metal rake.

NOVEMBER 25
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:45am

the sound of a work crew taking a tree down outside our house. recorded through the window. it was loud.

Pound Ridge, NY

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 10-18 November 18, 2009

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NOVEMBER 10
Pound Ridge, NY, around 3pm

walking in the woods recording and filming with Corey Fuller for the 12k short film project. this sound isn’t terribly interesting, but we were more concerned with the filming.

NOVEMBER 11
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

recording and filming in Ward Pound Ridge. poking around with the microphone as the camera rolled on a hill of tall, rolling grass.

NOVEMBER 12
Brooklyn, NY, afternoon

in DUMBO, beneath the manhattan bridge. cold and windy, distant subway overhead.

NOVEMBER 13
no sound. too much filming

NOVEMBER 14
Croton On Hudson, NY, around 3:30pm

a 12k drum circle jam. taylor deupree, corey fuller, kenneth kirschner, and sawako beating on a large plastic trash bin found at croton point park during a fruitful day of filming by the waterside.

NOVEMBER 15
Stamford, CT, around 4pm

the soft hum of insects in the woods on a nature walk in Stamford.

NOVEMBER 16
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:10am

an aged acoustic guitar loop. no founds sounds today, creating melodies.

NOVEMBER 17
Pound Ridge, NY, 10am

back to the guitar, still sitting on the floor plugged into the looper.

NOVEMBER 18
Pound Ridge, NY, 8:55am

the sounds of scraping together Polaroid pictures.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 6-9 November 9, 2009

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NOVEMBER 6
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:38pm

waiting for the computer to boot, playing a water glass in front of me.

NOVEMBER 7
Rockville, MD, night

the amazing hum given off together by an ice machine and a soda vending machine on the 11th floor of our hotel.

NOVEMBER 8
Rockville, MD, around 9am

the ambience of an over-chlorinated indoor hotel swimming pool.

NOVEMBER 9
Pound Ridge, NY, 7:30pm

an almost unseasonably warm night. even outside it sounds a bit like summer.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: NOVEMBER 1-5 November 7, 2009

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NOVEMBER 1
New Canaan, CT, around 10am

a really nice insect sound i hadn’t heard in this field before. a bit different than the usual cricket-type of sound. really nice.

NOVEMBER 2
Pound Ridge, NY, 10am

turning on and off my tape echo. power on, then the tape spins around for a bit and then stops. try again. i think it may be broken.

NOVEMBER 3
Pound Ridge, NY, afternoon

nice, crunchy and warm AM Radio ambiance.

NOVEMBER 4
Pound Ridge, NY, mid-morning

a large flock of birds partying in the trees behind our house.

NOVEMBER 5
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

a perfect fall day outside. a bit interrupted at the end by a construction vehicle.