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ONE SOUND EACH DAY: OCTOBER 25- OCTOBER 31 November 7, 2009

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OCTOBER 25
no sound

OCTOBER 26
no sound

OCTOBER 27
Pound Ridge, NY, 2:05pm

a very airy blow into a melodica. my favorite sound from this instrument.

OCTOBER 28
Pound Ridge, NY, 5:20pm

my son casually playing the melodica. i thought his technique wasn’t bad.

OCTOBER 29
Pound Ridge, NY, ?

a cold rain falling. i’m not sure what the low churning sound is in the background. i may have been near the laundry room?

OCTOBER 30
New Canaan, CT, 12:00pm

in a field, taking pictures with my Diana F+ Camera.

OCTOBER 31
Pound Ridge, NY, around 8pm

my son sorting through his Halloween candy take. 🙂

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: OCTOBER 18-24 October 25, 2009

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OCTOBER 18
Pound Ridge, NY, 12:42pm

a music box resting on the strings of an old acoustic guitar. the microphone were inside the guitar body.

OCTOBER 19
North Salem, NY, around 3pm

the Mt. Lakes park, on a cliffside overlooking the valley.

OCTOBER 20
Pound Ridge, NY, 1pm

acorns in my hand.

OCTOBER 21
Pound Ridge, NY, ?

no idea what this sound is. outside, in the leaves…? broken pottery at the beginning? i’ve forgotten!

OCTOBER 22
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:54am

a coffee-can rattle my son made in school last year.

OCTOBER 23
Somers, NY, early afternoon

at the beatiful Angle Fly Preserve in Somers. stunning autumn day, stillness, color, sunshine and a stream snaking through the woods.

OCTOBER 24
Croton on the Hudson, NY, around 7pm

recorded in very low quality on my iPhone at a halloween pumpkin festival in the rain.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: OCTOBER 7-17 October 17, 2009

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trying to play catch-up!

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OCTOBER 7
no sound.

OCTOBER 8
New York, NY, 4pm

crossing the street, somewhere in midtown.

OCTOBER 9
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:30am

a self-running Nord Modular G2 sound i call “sleeper”

OCTOBER 10
Pound Ridge, NY, 8:30am

a randomized variation on the previous nord modular sound.

OCTOBER 11
Pound Ridge, NY, late morning

a 2nd variation on the previous nord modular sound, through heavier randomization.

OCTOBER 12
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:10am

very close-microphoned recording through a large pile of dried leaves in the yard.

OCTOBER 13
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:14pm

a recording through the wall of my studio where a drainpipe from the kitchen runs. water draining in the sink upstairs.

OCTOBER 14
no sound.

thought i had a sound. can’t find it.

OCTOBER 15
Pound Ridge, NY, early-mid morning

the first snow of the year, always a great experience. wet and crystalline, hitting leaves next to the house.

OCTOBER 16
Pound Ridge, NY, around 6:45pm

eating dinner at our favorite local mexican restaurant.

OCTOBER 17
Pound Ridge, NY, around 9am

the 4th and final in the series of Nord Modular randomizations. this was my favorite, and a fitting way to end.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: OCT 1-6 October 10, 2009

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OCTOBER 1
York, UK, morning

looping a harmonium. absolutely love the creeking bellows and incidental noises.

OCTOBER 2
York, UK, some time in the late evening

just a simple gamelan bell instrument.

OCTOBER 3
York, UK, late morning

a street band in a busy tourist section of york. too energetic to pass up.

OCTOBER 4
York, UK, morning

my last full day in York, walking about in a field before heading to the studio.

OCTOBER 5
Manchester, UK, around 11am

a games arcade in the manchester airport.

OCTOBER 6
Pound Ridge, NY, 3:20pm

home.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: SEPTEMBER 23-30TH October 7, 2009

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back from 10 days in the UK and getting caught up archiving and uploading these sounds… so, here goes:

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SEPTEMBER 23
no sound

SEPTEMBER 24
24,000 feet above the east coast of the US, around 11pm

Delta Airlines cabin noise, en route to the UK.

SEPTEMBER 25
York, United Kingdom, around 10pm

the courtyard pub outside our hotel window. made it difficult to sleep.

SEPTEMBER 26
Whitby, United Kingdom, around 3pm(?)

a large games arcade by the beach. sounds exactly like a large games arcade by the beach in the US.

SEPTEMBER 27
York, United Kingdom, morning

a trip in the hotel elevator. guided by beeps and voices.

SEPTEMBER 28
York, United Kingdom, around 9am

a quiet walk back from the train station in a park.

SEPTEMBER 29
York, United Kingdom, afternoon

in the studio at the University of York creating music for the residency program for which i was invited for. These are the sounds i lived with all week, minor digital processing and looping of traditional Gamelan instruments played in very non-traditional ways.

SEPTEMBER 30
York, United Kingdom, afternoon

the hit of a gamelan Gambang through a frozen reverberation.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: SEPTEMBER 12-22 September 22, 2009

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SEPTEMBER 12
Pound Ridge, NY, evening

a strange loop made with an electric guitar and the Eventide Eclipse.

SEPTEMBER 13
Pound Ridge, NY, around 10am

ukelele in the hallway outside of my studio.

SEPTEMBER 14
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:26pm

amplified roomtone and i wait for my Mac to boot into Windows.

SEPTEMBER 15
New Rochelle, NY, around 11am

standing on the shore at the beautiful Davenport Park in New Rochelle. very quiet. a few seagulls and a fisherman.

SEPTEMBER 16
Pound Ridge, NY, before lunchtime

in the hallway outside of my studio ebowing my acoustic guitar. some incidental sounds add texture.

SEPTEMBER 17
Pound Ridge, NY, 10pm

another nighttime moment outside of the house. the insect calm.

SEPTEMBER 18
no sound.

SEPTEMBER 19
no sound.

SEPTEMBER 20
Katonah, NY, around 3:30pm

a country fair not far from home. walking around while a man herded sheep with dogs and a trio played rennaisance/folk music, appropriate to the festival.

SEPTEMBER 21
Pound Ridge, NY, 11am

outside on the deck listeningn to what seemed like a conversation between two or three crows.

SEPTEMBER 22
Pound Ridge, NY, 8:40am

the first dead leaves of autumn.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: SEPTEMBER 5-11 September 12, 2009

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SEPTEMBER 5
somewhere outside of New York City, around 11:30am

on a train between new york and washington DC, approaching philadelphia. the train car was very quiet (i was the only one). i thought the quiet rumbling was quite nice.

SEPTEMBER 6
no sound.

SEPTEMBER 7
Pound Ridge, NY, 10am

outside swinging a plastic baseball bat, listening to the whistling it creates.

SEPTEMBER 8
Pound Ridge, NY, 9am

a simple walk down the driveway.

SEPTEMBER 9
Pound Ridge, NY, afternoon

walking along tapping out a rhythm on my jean’s pocket filled with coins.

SEPTEMBER 10
New Canaan, CT, 11:40am

a meadow in Irwin Park, beautiful pre-autumn colors and gentle sounds. similar to the sound from the 8th, but so much more gentle. audio perfection.

SEPTEMBER 11
Pound Ridge, NY, 2pm

a heavy, steady rainfall. quite soaking.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: SEPTEMBER 1-4 September 5, 2009

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SEPTEMBER 1
Pound Ridge, NY, 11:41pm

the calming sound of my Apple Time Machine backup drive, keeping my data safe (for the time being) in its crunchy warmth.. not unlike a crackling fire.

SEPTEMBER 2
Pound Ridge, NY, 9:10pm

a loop using a slide whistle into the Eventide Eclipse. sort of lonely and windswept, like maybe on the bow of a small ship at night lost in an approaching ocean storm.

SEPTEMBER 3
Pound Ridge, NY, around 7pm

prepping the kitchen for cooking dinner. stove on, some produce out, olive oil, working on the knife blade… was grilling some salmon that had been marinading all day.

SEPTEMBER 4
Stamford, CT, 12:50pm

a patch of tallish bamboo trees outside the Bartlett Arboretum. they weren’t tall enough or wide enough to get a more hollow sound, but, good texture anyway.

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: AUGUST 31 September 3, 2009

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AUGUST 31
Pound Ridge, NY, 4:35pm

a little way to end the month of sounds…

ONE SOUND EACH DAY: AUGUST 29 + 30 August 31, 2009

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AUGUST 29
Suffield, CT, around 5pm

small rattles made of seeds and gourds that were leftover from our teenage years at my parents house.

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AUGUST 30
Suffield, CT, 11am

an old “electronic message taker” from the 80’s that had some talking on it left by my nieces at some point in the last few years. great static textures mixed in the broken voices. in the background my son plays with a slide whistle