#381: 2012.07.01 [john f. barber]

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this edition of framework:afield has been produced in vancouver in the  u.s. (not in canada, as is mistakenly stated in the show) by john f. barber. for more information on his work, please visit http://www.nouspace.net/john. you can also find a complete page for this piece, including all the information below, and the original piece (without the framework intro and outro added) here: http://www.nouspace.net/john/sound/contact.html. please visit it and explore john’s site!

notes from the producer:

“Contact” is a radio sound art narrative focusing on the proclivity throughout human history to seek connection and communication with the spirit spectrum, parallel dimensions, or alien worlds beyond our own universe.

As the premiere technology of the twentieth century, radio, with its electromagnetic transmission waves carrying aural information through the ether of atmosphere and space, transcending time and distance, created, through its immediacy and immersion, the reality of hearing from and being heard by others in alternate realities or worlds. Such a sound journey has always been the provenance of radio.

Using acousmatic compositions, phonography, field recordings, and sampling, “Contact” imagines such a radio broadcast and what might be heard. For the best personal listening experience, headphones are suggested.

John F. Barber teaches in The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. With regard to sound arts, he is interested in opportunities afforded by Internet radio, online iReportage, transmission arts, and geo-locative audio-based immersive/interactive experiences, especially as they might promote aural compositions/performances/installations as the basis for engaged narrative.

again, we are always looking for material for the show, whether raw field-recordings, field-recording based composition, or introduction submissions. we are also now accepting proposals for full editions of our  guest curated framework:afield series. send proposals or material, released or not, on any format, to the address at the bottom of this mail. if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

(timeline and content description)

00:00 framework intro

01:20 Sample, HBO video production opening
01:20 Sample, “Dream Drone” freesound.org

01:24 SFX electrical switch
01:24 SFX electrical surge

01:24 SFX white noise

02:52 Sample, “Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound,” NASA recording, Connect and Collaborate with NASA > NASA Sounds < http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/>

02:52 Sample, “Shortwave radio”

03:10 Sample, “Bruckerby,” track #41, The Ghost Orchid—An Introduction of EVP

03:20 Sample, Contact (1997), opening scene audio, reversed

04:30 Sample, “Radio Luxembourg,” track #17, The Ghost Orchid—An Introduction of EVP

05:17 Production including SFX; field recording of the opening lines of Beowulf spoken in middle English; samples from the Max Headroom television show, 1960s Radio Luxembourg station identification, Orsen Welles and The Mercury Theatre of the Air production of “The War of the Worlds,” opening countdown of X-Minus 1 radio show, and “Is Everybody In?” from The Stoned Immaculate, voice by William S. Burroughs over a soundtrack recorded by Jim Morrison and The Doors

7:28 SFX/field recording busy station

7:29 Sample, “Alien Voices,” freesound.org

8:03 Sample, “Where’s Mable?”, track #5, The Ghost Orchid—An Introduction of EVP

8:27 Field recording, rail station announcement

8:45 SFX, footsteps

8:57 SFX, door opening
8:57 SFX/field recording, traffic

9:42 SFX, sports car passing

9:46 Field recording, Bay Street crosswalk, Savannah, Georgia

10:02 SFX, sports car racing

10:26 SFX, footsteps

10:43 Field recording, railroad overpass rumble
10:43 SFX, vault door closing

10:44 Sample, “Tunnel ambience,” freesound.org

10:46 SFX, tunnel footsteps, freesound.org

10:54 SFX, cave water drops

11:22 Sample, “Welcome to my world,” freesound.org

12:03 Sample, “Listen,” freesound.org

12:36 SFX, ocean surf

13:01 SFX, sail boat

13:14 SFX, scuba breathing
13:14 SFX, seagulls

14:07 SFX, canoe paddle

14:15 Production using various animal and nature sounds to create a soundscape

15:42 SFX/field recording, Boulder River, normal and reversed

16:04 Sample, “Chatankia River Auroral Chorus,” CD #2, track #3, Electric Enigma by Stephen P. McGreevy

16:38 Sample, “Sputtering,” freesound.org

17:08 Sample, “Retarded robot”, freesound.org

17:20 Sample, “Announcement,” CD#4, track #8, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

17:27 Sample, “Sputnik satellite signal,” 1951, NASA recording, Connect and Collaborate with NASA > NASA Sounds < http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/>

17:27 Sample, tweeks, VLF radio telescope recording
17:27 Sample, whistles, VLF radio telescope recording

18:12 Sample, “Stereotyping” by Rick Moody
18:12 Field recording, “Symphony for Antique Tractors,” Clark County Fair, 7 August 2008

19:06 Sample, “Horror Ambience,” freesound.org

19:53 Sample, “Scaryscape,” freesound.org

23:39 Field recording, water down the street drain

24:03 Production, samples and field recordings, Stalacpipe, pipe organ in Luray Caverns, Luray, Virginia, USA. “Voices and Spaces” by Ethan Rose, live performance recorded April 2010, “Dream Drone” (see above)

32:28 Sample, “Layers of Space,” freesound.org

32:52 Sample, “So Strange I Remember You,” track #40, The Ghost Orchid—An Introduction of EVP

32:54 Sample, “Letter rk,” CD#1, track #23, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

35:53 Production, “Singing Bowls”

36:46 Production, “Alien Operating Room”

37:34 Production, “Granular Ambience”

39:08 Field recording, railroad overpass rumble

39:42 Sample, “Clapping Music” by Steve Reich, reversed and echo

39:43 Sample, whistles, VLF radio telescope recording

40:00 Sample, “Vocal cut up” by Brion Gysin (Mektoub)

40:35 Sample, “Iran, Iraq jamming efficacy testing,” CD#3, track #2, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

41:34 Sample, “Okno, okno, okno,” CD#3, track #35, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

41:39 Sample, tweeks, VLF radio telescope recording

41:59 Sample, “Cherta,” CD#2, track #35, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

42:25 Sample, “Cut ups,” Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, reversed

42:26 Sample, “The crackle,” CD#4, track #27, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

43:01 Sample, “yt,” CD#2, track #14, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

44:54 Sample, “Crepitatorie (the crackler),” from a recreated intonarumori originally designed by Luigi Russolo and used in performances by him prior to World War II

45:14 Sample, “Bugging the hb0175, the ad90040g and the mw650gs with some minor success,” track #3, To Make Things Happen in the Bunker via the Micro Way by Carl Michael von Hausswolff (1997)

45:30 Sample, “Ululatore (the hooter),” from a recreated intonarumori originally designed by Luigi Russolo and used in performances by him prior to World War II

46:07 Sample, “A quite faster spirit with some low cyclic interference,” track #4, To Make Things Happen in the Bunker via the Micro Way by Carl Michael von Hausswolff (1997)

46:07 Sample, “Chatankia River Auroral Chorus,” CD #2, track #3, Electric Enigma by Stephen P. McGreevy

47:19 Sample, “5 dashes,” CD#2, track #15, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

48:57 Sample, “The backwards music station,” CD#4, track #28, The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

50:18 Sample, “Tunnel footsteps,” freesound.org

50:18 Field recording, water down the street drain

50:22 Sample, “Tunnel ambience,” freesound.org

51:25 Sample, “Katajjaq,” Inuit throat singing,” from Inuit Games and Songs, reversed (available UbuWeb ethnopoetics: ubu.com/ethno/soundings/inuit.html)

52:21 Sample, “Dream Drone” freesound.org

53:24 SFX, barn door closing
53:24 Sample, from Lost selection menu, recorded from DVD
53:24 SFX, star drive rumble

53:29 Sample, “Light curve wave to sound,” radio telescope recording of electromagnetic signals from outer space

53:44 Sample, “Can you keep my secret,” freesound.org

54:07 SFX, radio tuning

54:09 SFX, radio static

54:11 SFX, “space log” music bed

54:12 Sample, Contact (1997), opening scene audio

56:20 framework outro

57:00 end

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