Monthly Archives: April 2012

Site Visit + Audio Synthesis

Here is an image of my latest site visit. I got a chance to attach a prototype and listen to how it sounded in the space. Overall I was satisfied: “quiet” sounds become really loud and very noticable, although loud sounds (such as the elevator ring) were indistinguishable from the source of the sound itself. This is something I am just dealing with as of now until I get better amplifiers or other ideas to increase volume.

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Some updates (site + speakers)

I have gotten permission to use to the Liberty Building! I made my first “official” visit there today and took some pictures and recorded some sounds with my DR-100 built-in directional mics and tested my contact mic rubber unit. Here is documentation of that:


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Quote regarding everyday interventions

From Chris Salter’s Entangled
Salter, Chris. Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2010. Print.

“As a place of drifts and ambiences, the Situationist city of the future would consist only of participation: social and aesthetic games and performances of and in the everyday. In a rapidly changing surround of technology, the ennui of daily life would be eradicated by the perfumelike spell of new inventions embedded into and activating the very environment in which one lived.” (pg. 350)

Rubber units and spatial composition

 

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