Check out the amazing article from the New York Times discussing sound and place. Hugely important in developing listening skills, and also towards the evolution of musical styles. NYT – Sounds of the world drop any thoughts or comments here: discourse link
give a listen to this interview, and video below. consider the sound elements in your surrounding that contribute the level of noise in your environment. contemplate what part you play in sound pollution. Are you listening? Hear what uninterrupted silence sounds like Post thoughts and comments here.
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I did not find the Roden example to be music at all. I could see how someone could listen to it to calm them down or to meditate, but it’s definitely not what I consider music. I also didn’t find many sounds in this piece to be “musical”. One sound I do think could be […]… Read More Roden example
The first sound that stuck out to me was at 20:49. It sounds like a wooden percussive element with a very hollow feeling to it. It appears to be holding a steady, slow beat. This would be a useful sample as part of a greater beat, maybe acting as a sort of “snare” that other […]… Read More thoughts on listening
Three sounds: 00:54, 8:15, 9:00
The first sound sounded similar to a percussion instrument while the last two sounded like voices; instrumentation is an element of music.
This piece started out very calm and soothing. It then started to get really chaotic and frightening. By the time i stopped listening, it was calm again and more musical. I listened to about 32 minutes of it because i had a hard time finding musical sounds. I heard a bunch of noises from what […]… Read More Thoughts On Listening
While I was listening to Part One Steve Roden’s Soundwalk, I was immediately introduced to a consistent ringing that, at first, overtook the majority of sounds. As this ringing grew louder, it became unpleasant to me. I had tried to navigate the piece for more pleasant sounds. Around the 00:24 mark, I can hear the […]… Read More Thoughts on Listening
I like the bell or gong instrument starting at 00:04- 00:16- 00:28 and so on. I love how they get louder and louder which makes it feel like you are getting closer and closer to the music. I could see this type of sound be used during a movie when havoc is going on. I […]… Read More Thoughts on Listening- Eric Seigle
00:22 -The overall repeating high pitched sounds that play throughout the entire piece I’d sample this for the dramatic/eerie feeling. I’d probably re purpose it in a way to work with & support another prevalent sound. What really draws me to this is how stretched out it makes me feel, it’s meter really strings you […]… Read More Sampling Roden’s Soundwalk
While listening to Steve Roden’s Soundwalk, there were many different noises that caught my attention and provided me with feelings and sensations of being in physical places or seeing the source of the noise with my imagination. The first noise that I could use if I was to sample parts for my own piece of […]… Read More Thoughts on Listening
The glimmering drone sound at 3:50 is really attractive. Sounds like these remind me of beacons being shot in the sky, or some magical ritual occurring. High-pitched feedback squeals follow the glimmering drones. Things start to get interesting around 5:56 – 6: 12… I can hear pulsing horns and the remnants of the squeals from […]… Read More Thoughts on listening
The first sound I found was at 7:40. It sounded like a güiro, the instrument where you drag a stick over its raised edges. This struck me as musical because I had heard a similar sound before. In The Rolling Stones’ song “Gimme Shelter” a güiro is used during the introduction. This noise has a […]… Read More Thoughts on Listening