Archive for the ‘listening’ Category

“Sounds Like Radio” Fall Campus Soundwalk, Oct. 23rd

October 17, 2012

WSIU Public Radio, a public media station of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology invite the general public to a Fall Soundwalk on the SIU campus on Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 12pm. The soundwalk will start at the rock wall located at the north entrance of the SIU Student Center and should last approximately one hour. A rain date for the event has been set for Tuesday, October 30 at noon.

Dave Armstrong, host of the WSIU Radio program Sounds Like Radio, will lead the soundwalk, which is being presented in association with the SIU College of Mass Communication & Media Arts’ Imagined Geographies Initiative.

“Soundwalks celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us,” says Armstrong. “I plan to introduce listening exercises to deepen the soundwalk experience for participants and to acclimate them to different ways of hearing their surroundings.”
Sounds Like Radio is a two-hour program on WSIU Radio that brings a unique perspective to everyday sounds. It features experimental music, avant-garde works, sound art, and field recordings. Sounds Like Radio airs Sundays from 3-5am and again from 10pm-12am. Comments, suggestions, and questions should be directed to soundslikeradio@wsiu.org.

About the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE)
The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), founded in 2009, is a regional chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE), a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, while promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration
of natural and cultural sound environments. ASAE is the United States affiliate of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

About WSIU
WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU
stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at www.wsiu.org and on WSIU’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU’s programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the IIllinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Sounds, random news

April 28, 2012

I’ve been hearing a lot of nice frog sounds lately– local ponds, even one little water “feature” in the neighbor’s yard. It’s definitely that time of year, where the froggies remind me of their general awesomeness. Also, it’s owl bonkers city outdoors. Perhaps our own population has increased, as I’m hearing more and more of their nightly noises. My soda can is also fairly interesting. Lots of random popping of bubbles, like a poor man’s micro-event sound generator. I’ll probably be sticking a mic up to a Coca-Cola can soon enough!

Tomorrow, I’m covering “Style City” for my daughter, essentially providing my own lead-in to “Music For Swimmers” at 5pm CST. I will most likely be featuring experimental music throughout, from 3:30pm until 6, so be sure to tune in. It’s the last day of pledge drive– though your listenership is enough for me, I do welcome your pledges and donations which help WDBX-FM maintain community radio in Southern Illinois.

Feel free to call me any time from 3:30-6pm CST at 618-457-3691 or give online at http://www.wdbx.org

Thanks! –DaveX

 

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 2/18/12

February 18, 2012

It’s freakin’ Promo City over here, so next week is going to be awesome! I’m staring down new stuff from Tom Hamilton, idM TheftAble, and if, Bwana; not to mention a couple new ones from the Pogus label as well– Noah Creshevsky, Leo Kupper… goddamn, these guys know what moves me! If that wasn’t good enough, there’s also new stuff from the Cuneiform and Abzu labels, and a couple self-releases from brand-new folks– it’s always good to hear from new people, keep ’em coming!

I’m definitely looking forward to playing this Davis Redford Triad LP, “The Mystical Path of the Number Eighty-Six,” a Holy Mountain release that probably won’t make many journeys out of my home in the future. I hope you’re listening! (And hey, a big thanks to Lou’s Records in Encinitas, CA for helping me find this one!)

OMG, can’t believe I forgot (I told you this was a good night!) but I’ve also got two new LPs from ZeroMoon, whose “intelligent noise music” has always rung true to my ears– Blue Sausage Infant’s “Negative Space,” and “District of Noise Vol. 4,” which features Washington D.C. area noise artists. I won’t have time for both on today’s program, but you’ll definitely hear each over the next few weeks, most likely on both programs.

Lastly, The Claudia Quintet (with Theo Bleckmann) will be in St. Louis for a New Music Circle event on March 2nd at the 560 Music Center Ballroom. I’ll have some free tickets to giveaway next week, so make plans to listen in– maybe they’ll be yours!

156 — Expand and Contract (from “Taking A Look At A Moment Lost,” upcoming on Feast of Hate And Fear)
156 — Blasting
A Death Cinematic — When The Sun Settles Into the Horizon We Remember Our Rivers (from “The New World,” on Simple Box Construction)
A Death Cinematic — Mountains Choked With Smoke, Release the Trees Down Their Hillsides
A Death Cinematic — Sparrows Circle the Distance From The Gallows To the Sun
A Death Cinematic — Our Sorrows Pile Up In the Night’s Lament
A Death Cinematic — As The Lights Fissure The Night Skies, Our Eyes Grew Pale At the Horrors Beheld
A Death Cinematic — The New World
Davis Redford Triad — Hymn Of The Virgin Sun Queen (from “The Mystical Path Of The Number Eighty Six,” on Holy Mountain)
Davis Redford Triad — Smoke Signals In The Rain
Davis Redford Triad — The Mystical Path Of The #86
The Claudia Quintet — Crane Merit (from “Royal Toast,” on Cuneiform)
The Claudia Quintet — Keramag Prelude
The Claudia Quintet — Keramag
Blue Sausage Infant — Motion Parallax (from “Negative Space,” on ZeroMoon)

In which DaveX fires the first volley in the war on Xmas music…

November 26, 2011

Sick of jingling bells and holly-jolly everything? Put this Brian Eno playlist on, and enjoy the next 8½ hours, Xmas-free!

Drunk Virago, 5/14/11

November 25, 2011

I’m listening to this while typing– so I thought I’d make a quick YouTube playlist for you so we could listen together. Enjoy it!

 

Litnoise!

December 30, 2010

I’ve started a Twitter account, @Litnoise, to share sound/noise/listening-related excerpts of whatever I happen to be reading. I’ll also be dropping in excerpts from books I’ve previously read– this is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now!

I’ve been particularly impressed as I re-read George Orwell’s works, as well as those of Sinclair Lewis. I’m starting “Free Air” in the next couple days; I’m looking forward to seeing if it continues Lewis’ streak. At any rate, this is a really fun project, so check it out… or read along with me, and share your finds in the comments section!