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Dentaku is a creative company based in London. They are currently bringing to life an amazing sonic creative tool called Ototo. Using ‘Ototo’, people with sound ideas who don’t necessarily have a background in electronics can create musical instruments, using conductivity and creativity. Soundry travelled to Dentaku’s studio in Dalston to meet with Yuri, Mark and Joseph and speak about their project. As we speak, Ototo is in the final days of their Kickstarter funding campaign: meet them there to get involved in the project !
Polyfauna: an organic musical world by Radiohead, Stanley Donwood and Nigel Godrich. We’ve just starting exploring it today and it sounds like a sound world we could spend time into investigating valleys and creatures.
You may have heard of the Turing test and investigations into machines ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour indistinguishable from that of a human. And you have perhaps heard of the Conlon Nancarrow studies for player piano and explorations of music beyond the physical limitations of humans. This collaboration between Squarepusher and a team of roboticists sounds like it’s got a bit of the two. It sounds also quite ‘midi’ in this video… But this won’t discourage us yet: we are very curious of what the EP will sound like and discover what a live robot performance can be and feel like. Like. Music is simultaneously simple, complex, explainable and unexplainable. Let’s explore our relationships to machine, and thus ourselves, to explore the music horizon, less like tourists and more like roboticists on holiday.
SonicTravlog : this app sounds very interesting in regards to exploring the world through sound. We couldn’t yet find online where to find it but hopefully will find it soon as one of the features, the timer, has attracted our attention in particular : a mode that would let your phonerecord sound automatically ! And this listeners, is absolutely amazing.
Wear headphones for binaural teleportation and to do your groceries !
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It makes me, our new audio show on Soundry. Laura Morris invites people to have conversations about a certain subject: a loved one, an imaginary twin, an old pair of tennis shoes : a snapshot of relationships that define us. First episode at : www.soundry.com/mademoiselle.
According to Forgotify, 20% of the songs to be found on Spotify were never actually found and not even once played ! Forgotify gives you the chance to become a sonic archeologist and explore the ghost continent formed by these mysterious tracks, the owners of which it seems, don’t even know about…
forming some kind of sonic ghost haunting the obscure of the internet
Interesting reflections on audio books and mind-wandering. We at Soundry often listen with our heads upside down (some kind of audio Yoga), which could influence the proportion and direction of our wandering.
A Brief History of the Waveform follows the evolution of sound recorded as a wave, from Scott de Martinville to SoundCloud.
Featuring the voices of: Patrick Feaster, sound media historian; Karen Topp, senior lecturer in physics, Bowdoin College; Jonathan Sterne, sound historian, McGill University; Carlene Stephens, curator, National Museum of American History; Eric Wahlforss, co-founder and CTO, SoundCloud.
This made the rounds a week ago when it came out, but is worth posting again if you haven’t heard it. It’s a great history of the waveform, from paper to ProTools to machines made with actual human ears (!). Sound historian Jonathan Sterne is featured prominently, and since Sterne edits the reader I’m using in my class this semester, I’m planning to play this for my students in a few weeks when we get specifically into this history of recording technologies.