Enviornments (#119)

Enviornments (The Organization of Sound: field recordings and musique concrète Part III) (#119)
Picking up where we left off last time, we are continuing our journey through field recordings with two more hours of atmospheres and thoughtful soundscapes.

The centerpiece of hour one is something from a new discovery I’m enjoying, the “Environments” LPs, which was very much the inspiration for this show. The recording of the Be-In from 1969 is not only a wonderful time-capsule of a different era, but it paints a wonderful picture through sound of an era that feels so long ago. This recording gives it weight and presence that is worth hearing all the way through.

In hour two, Mini-Mutations takes over, to deliver an hour of field recordings that are mixed and remixed to create a continuous hour or sounds.

And, of course, the podcast version has almost 25 minutes of bonus material. So you know you wanna check that out.

Can you feel the fall setting in?

Enjoy!

Enviornments

This episode contains excerpts from the videos ‘The Field Recordist’ by Sonic Fields & ‘Microphone Basics’ by Akash Thakkar.

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Sonarchy (Live 17 March 2007) * Seattle Phonographers Union *Seattle Phonographers Union * and/OAR ‎/ Mimeomeme Records (2009)

Part II: 

03.) [track 1] * Hal McGee * Halzine #11 * Self-Released
04.) Be-In (A Psychoacoustic Experience 6 April 1969) [Part 1] * Irv Teibel * Enviornments 3 * Atlantic Records (1971)

Part III: 

05.) Be-In (A Psychoacoustic Experience 6 April 1969) [Part 2] * Irv Teibel * Enviornments 3 * Atlantic Records (1971)
06.) Azalea Woods Office Complex * Doug Haire * Myrtle Beach Professional Park * Self-Released (2009)

HOUR 2

Part IV: 

07.) Environments [Live] * Mini-Mutations

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The Organization of Sound: field recordings and musique concrète (#92)

The Organization of Sound: field recordings and musique concrète (#92)

This is sort of a Frankenstein’s monster of a show, largely culled from two programs from our past. (Namely, Episode 8 and Episode 26.) There are also some new production elements, mixed with some other bits from other episodes, to flesh it out.

This is only because I spent about a week sick, and unable to work on new programs. So, I cobbled this together to help give me some more time to work on next week’s show.

Hopefully, we can get back on track next week. Until then:

Enjoy!

Spinitron Playlist

 

The Organization of Sound: field recordings & musique concrète 

HOUR 1

Part I: “Etude, Musique?”

01.) The Back Yard (5 March 2018) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2018)
02.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
03.) Étude * Jean Barraqué * Oeuvres Completes * Classic Production Osnabrück (1998)
04.) The New Sound of Music * Michael Rodd * The New Sound of Music * BBC (1979)
05.) Musique Concrete, Part I * Written by  / Read by Mac OS 10.11.5 “Voice Control” * Organizing Sounds * codehop.com (2011)
06.) Fantasia * Pierre Henry * Le Microphone Bien Tempéré * INA-GRM (1977)
07.) Etude Aux Chemins de Fer * Pierre Schaeffer * Early Moulations: Vintage Volts * Caipirinha Productions (1999)
08.) The Konkrete Etüde ⅕ * Karlheinz Stockhausen * Elektronische Musik 1952–1960 * Stockhausen-Verlag (1991)
09.) [05] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records (1980)
10.) Subliminally * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
11.) Fun To See, Fun To Buy * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)

Part II: “Performances Could Be Changed”

12.) The Back Yard Part II (5 March 2018) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2018)
13.) stovetop steampunk noise * Jerry Soga (instrumentation: michael graves teapot, tappan range) * stovetop steampunk noise * YouTube.com (2012)
14.) The Moment * (members of) The Waiting Room (Solovino de BMaritxu de AJay Létal & Austin Rich) * The Moment * Facebook.com (2016)
15.) The World Around You * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2015 / 2016)
16.) The Field Recording * Porest * Modern Journal of Popular Savagery * Nashazphone (2016)
17.) Ask Money Jitters * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
18.) This Is Tea * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)

Part III: “What you can do with steel you can also do more conveniently with plastic tape.”

19.) The Back Yard Part III (5 March 2018) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2018)
20.) Timbres Durées * Olivier Messiaen * Archives GRM * INA-GRM (2004)
21.) Étude 1 * Pierre Boulez * Archives GRM * INA-GRM (2004)
22.) Dry Egg At Room Temperature * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
23.) Reach For The Peach * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
24.) Come And Get It, A Big Surprise * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
25.) The Back Yard Part IV (5 March 2018) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2018)

HOUR 2

Part IV: From The Front Porch

26.) Rain Settling In (7 November 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)
27.) A History of Field Recording * Written by Lawrence English / Read by Mac OS 10.12.1 “Voice Control” *A Beginner’s Guide To… Field Recording * factmag.com (2014)
28.) Free Improvised Lunch no.2 (#2) * Uneasy Chairs * Free Improvised Lunch no. 2 * Bandcamp.com (2015)
29.) Hurt (In Colors) * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
30.) New Green Cans! * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)

Part V: A Walkabout

31.) The Back Yard Part V (5 March 2018) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2018)
32.) Williamsburg Bridge * Fred Frith * Step Across The Border * RecRec (1990)
33.) Walkabout (17 November 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)
34.) Birds of a Feather (29 August 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)
35.) A Good Time For Coke * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
36.) Instant Pot, The Amazing Discovery * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)

Part VI: Back To The Porch

37.) The Back Yard Part V (5 March 2018) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2018)
38.) Rain Settling In Continued (7 November 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)
39.) Boys * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
40.) Let’s Go! * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)
41.) Perfectly Square * Austin Rich * Cut-Ups * unreleased (2018)

The Organization of Sound: field recordings and musique concrète Part II (#26)

giphyThe Organization of Sound: field recordings and musique concrète (Part II) (#26)

I love my Zoom recorder, and there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down with a whole mess of audio to assemble from a recent recording session.  Not only is it the perfect tool for capturing audio, but with my recent interest in making field recordings, it has become a tool that I very much depend on.

What is incredible is that I am regularly astounded by the things I hear on recordings that I did not hear at the time, when I was there in the room with the recorder.  There is something about the way the microphone records the moment that allows us to take in the nuance and the completeness of the sound in a way that is often lost in the moment.  Ever since I discovered the microphone and the tape recorder I’ve been fascinated by what I can create with them, and I have spent my share of time listening to what amounts to hours of rain, or crickets, or a fire, just because it still impresses me, all these years later.

15134685_367694956901829_3931550613759763264_nThis show draws largely from recordings I’ve made recently, capturing not just the season but my experience as someone who does a lot of walking.  It also includes an incredible amount of a Lawrence English essay that I found particularly interesting.  It seemed like the perfect stuff to reflect on after a long work week, and was the right kind of headiness for Mid-Valley Mutations.

This is very much a follow up to Episode #8, the last time I tackled an hour or this subject, and in a similiar-ish fashion.  While this episode does not include as much recorded work in this area, it does contain some.  But I was mostly attempting to create a mood and a tone, and I think I was very successful.  For those who enjoy that sort of thing, here is a feed entirely dedicated to these podcasts: The Organization of Sound.

Enjoy!

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The Organization of Sound: field recordings & musique concrète (Part II)

Part I: From The Front Porch

01.) Rain Settling In (7 November 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)
02.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
03.) A History of Field Recording * Written by Lawrence English / Read by Mac OS 10.12.1 “Voice Control” *A Beginner’s Guide To… Field Recording * factmag.com (2014)
04.) Free Improvised Lunch no.2 (#2) * Uneasy Chairs * Free Improvised Lunch no. 2 * Bandcamp.com (2015)

Part II: A Walkabout

05.) Williamsburg Bridge * Fred Frith * Step Across The Border * RecRec (1990)
06.) Walkabout (17 November 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)
07.) Birds of a Feather (29 August 2016) * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2016)

Part III: Back To The Porch

Cont.

The Organization of Sound: field recordings & musique concrète (#8)

musiqueThe Organization of Sound: field recordings & musique concrète (#8)

The world of recorded sound is so vast that you could spend you entire life exploring it – ahem, case in point – and still not have time to really enjoy some of the rare and wonderful treasures that are tucked away in the corners.  While I have always been a sucker for odd music in whatever form it might take, some of the first music I made was sort of along these lines, and as I get older, I find more and more comfort and serenity in a nice, long recording nature, or some atonal cut-ups, than I do in a lot of pop music.

However, I have always been frustrated with the lack of a good, academic overview, á la the best BBC Documentaries, and as I searched and searched for something that would satisfy my curiosity, I found a whole history that I knew very little about.  I was familiar with Stockhausen, but there are some truly unusual recordings made by people before and after that are very mind-expanding.  You can only listen to Negativland long enough before you wonder who did this before them.

So this is my attempt at piecing together an overview of the form as best I can, using the best tool I have available to me: edited audio recordings.

Part II of today’s program is unique, in that there are a handful of submitted field recordings by listeners that made it into the program.  Additionally, I perform my own cut-up / field recording piece, “The World Around You,” which features recordings I made with my friend George Johnson, or my wife, M, while on our Honeymoon.  I think it came out quite good, and it really fits with the overall program.

I also want to give a special thanks to Porest, who was kind enough to return my messages, and send me a radio-friendly version of his album that isn’t even out in the US, yet. As a fan, that was not only really cool, but gives you a chance to hear his stuff before anyone else. So, there’s that, too.

This one is a head scratcher, but in the best possible way.

Enjoy!

 

Spinitron Playlist

 

The Organization of Sound: field recordings & musique concrète 

Part I: “Etude, Musique?”

01.) Étude * Jean Barraqué * Oeuvres Completes * Classic Production Osnabrück (1998)
02.) The New Sound of Music * Michael Rodd * The New Sound of Music * BBC (1979)
03.) Musique Concrete, Part I * Written by  / Read by Mac OS 10.11.5 “Voice Control” * Organizing Sounds * codehop.com (2011)
04.) Fantasia * Pierre Henry * Le Microphone Bien Tempéré * INA-GRM (1977)
05.) Etude Aux Chemins de Fer * Pierre Schaeffer * Early Moulations: Vintage Volts * Caipirinha Productions (1999)
06.) The Konkrete Etüde ⅕ * Karlheinz Stockhausen * Elektronische Musik 1952–1960 * Stockhausen-Verlag (1991)
07.) [05] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records (1980)

Part II: “Performances Could Be Changed”

08.) stovetop steampunk noise * Jerry Soga (instrumentation: michael graves teapot, tappan range) * stovetop steampunk noise * YouTube.com (2012)
09.) The Moment * (members of) The Waiting Room (Solovino de BMaritxu de AJay Létal & Austin Rich) * The Moment * Facebook.com (2016)
10.) The World Around You * Austin Rich * Field Recordings * unreleased (2015 / 2016)
11.) The Field Recording * Porest * Modern Journal of Popular Savagery * Nashazphone (2016)

Part III: “What you can do with steel you can also do more conveniently with plastic tape.”

12.) Timbres Durées * Olivier Messiaen * Archives GRM * INA-GRM (2004)
13.) Étude 1 * Pierre Boulez * Archives GRM * INA-GRM (2004)