#433: 2013.09.08 [john f. barber]

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this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the united states by john f. barber in collaboration with the students from his internet radio course. for more information see http://www.nouspace.net/john/sound/sleepanddreams.html, or john’s site at http://www.nouspace.net/john. the details:

Between sleep and dreams
by John F. Barber

First broadcast: stress.FM as part of the Echoes #1 project, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-14 July 2013

Previous iterations: Cough+Sniff Radio Arts Festival, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada, March 2013 (My 27:30 prototype, without student samples.)

“Between sleep and dreams” imagines the enigma of waking, the narratives assimilated by one’s (sub)conscious from sounds heard during liminal dreaming as an ongoing acousmatic collage, rising and falling like waves on the surface of perception, difficult to attain, difficult to escape.

This work is both personal and collaborative. You can hear my liminal soundscape: traffic noise, my cats eating, my heartbeat, my snoring, and other incorporated sounds. Additionally, I have sampled work by students in my Internet Radio: Theory into Practice class, taught spring 2013, where we explored the realm “between sleep and dreams.”

John F. Barber teaches in The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. With regard to sound+radio art, he is interested in opportunities afforded by Internet radio, online iReportage, 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 new material, 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)

01:20 Sample, “Dreamscapes” by Dustin King, Andrew Dizinno, Nicholas Rudy, Randall Theil
02:15 Snoring
02:51 Heartbeat, normal
03:17 Early morning traffic
04:30 Matrix
04:47 Television next door
05:18 Wind up flashlight
06:16 Water down parking lot drain
07:13 Cats eating
08:30 Engine idling
08:53 Pencil scribble
09:56 Dream ambience
11:50 Dream ambience
15:51 Dream ambience
16:52 Dream ambience
18:51 Dream ambience
19:04 Dream ambience
20:58 Wii menu background
22:01 Heartbeat, normal
22:19 Water down parking lot drain
25:05 Early morning traffic
25:23 Alien voices
26:24 Alien voices
27:24 Alien voices
28:13 Sample, “Radio Art” by Adam Denny
28:46 Snoring
32:34 Sample, “Walking_door_crowds_words_door_glass” by Jacob Hanson
34:17 Sample, “Experience the bowling alley” by Glenda Rothfus and Shane Sullivan
36:40 Sample, “Dreamscapes” by Dustin King, Andrew Dizinno, Nicholas Rudy, Randall Theil
43:52 Heartbeat, normal
46:56 Snoring
54:56 Snoring
56:06 Sample, “Dreamscapes” by Dustin King, Andrew Dizinno, Nicholas Rudy, Randall Theil
56:20 end

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One Comment

  1. Posted September 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Great show – very interesting to see how processing, manipulation, juxtaposition etc. have all been used to give an unsettling atmosphere, strange somehow like our dreams – but, like dreams – also with tangible connections to reality. Really enjoy that the students have been involved somehow in developing this show, framework provides invaluable online space I think for researchers and students together to explore the internet as a space for sharing sounds. Nice job.

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