electric re::view #3 - July 2020
The regularJOE edition :: World Listening Day Saturday 18th July
You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2020, an annual global event held every July 18. This year’s theme is THE COLLECTIVE FIELD created by internationally acclaimed Katherine and Bernie Krause.
electricbackroom STUDIO will be compiling and publishing a BandCamp audio download and .pdf booklet of participants audio, images, text, responses to this years WLD theme THE COLLECTIVE FIELD.
Example of previous WLD responses:
Maximum number of contributions 3 in each category:
Please email your pictures and text contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio files can be sent via wetransfer.com
File format - .wav or mp3 44.1kHz sample rate (1 to 5 minutes duration)
File format - .jpg, 72dpi, landscape 800 pixels wide (maximum size 1.5MB)
Text (descriptive or creative responses):
File format - .doc or .docx
Please include your name, location and time of day with all contributions.
All Trees are Clocks :: Emily Burridge | Karen Wimhurst | Adrian Newton
The piece features field recordings made throughout the year in beech woods currently undergoing dieback, in the New Forest National Park, UK. The passage of time is marked by the sound of breaking twigs and branches of trees that have recently died. These elements are combined with vocal textures derived from a set of chords with roots moving around the cycle of fifths, representing the cyclical dynamics of woodland ecosystems.
Wildlife Sound Recording Society
The Wildlife Sound Recording Society is a worldwide group of amateur and professional recordists of wildlife sounds dedicated to developing recording skills no matter what age or ability. Core aims of the society are to: - Encourage participation in the collection of these wonderful sounds of the natural world. - To help promote the need to understand their meanings. Through its members, the Society fosters development in: - Recording skills and techniques - Promoting the study of bioacoustics.
Music, Soundscape and Acoustic Sustainability by Barry Truax
With environmental issues and the concept of sustainability being of current concern, some artists and musicians are considering their relationship to such issues, and asking what responsibility they might have as a result and what practical contributions they are qualified to make.
Track of the Month:
The Days Grow Short [Ghosts of July] by Marjorie Van Halteren
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