June 25, 2008

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Won't You Come Out To Play -- My uncle is visiting (again!). While enjoying our post-pizza cannoli, our conversation turned to the Beatles and my podcast. So, with a little help from my uncle, we took the last four notes of Dear Prudence, slowed them down, layered them on top of themselves, added a looping drone from Within You Without You, and finished it with children coming out to play, courtesy of dobroide at the Freesound Project.

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June 22, 2008

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Swept -- Lillian , good friend of 60x365, made final suggestion for a piece built from wind sounds. It's more sliced than I imagined it would be when I started, but that happens here sometimes.

attributions:
wind.wav by jaimedaniel
whislingwind.WAV by stomachache
Wind in the trees-2.wav by laurent

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June 21, 2008

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Siren Song -- This started off as the sound of a police siren, originally recorded by Freesound user acutescream.

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June 19, 2008

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Spaced Out -- Last weekend I checked out David Byrne's Playing the Building installation. Using an old organ as a controller, visitors can "play" an old warehouse. Different keys activate blowers and hammers around the space. Standing in the middle of the room you can hear the sounds move around you as people play on the organ.

Today's piece was inspired by that listening experience. Using slivers of a field recording by Bram at the Freesound Project I created a similar experience of sounds moving around the listener. The effect is heightened by listening with headphones. Enjoy.

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May 26, 2008

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Memorial -- Today is the day that we honor those who have bravely fought for our country.

The trumpets you hear are from a piece I wrote a few years go after Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen. The various explosions are from Freesound user ERH.

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May 4, 2008

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Underneath -- from throat-singing samples by djgriffin at the Freesound Project.

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May 1, 2008

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Cold -- Today is the first day of May, and sadly it's been cold here in NY. We're expecting more of the same (plus rain) this weekend. Yay weather!

sample attribution: chipotle(2) by aarondbaron

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April 23, 2008

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Nature Song is a celebration of Earth Day. Yes, I know that today is a day late, but it slipped my mind after seeing the World Trade Center site.

attributions:
20060607.bird.gone.nuts by dobroide
spring river 2 by laurent

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April 9, 2008

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Clarinet Break = the amen break + this clarinet sample recorded by insinger.

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March 29, 2008

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Bad Neighbor -- I was inspired by this recording of a bad neighbor that I found at the Freesound Project, and I used it to make this little tribute to apartment living...

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March 26, 2008

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Ignition -- 60x365 is being featured in The Fuse Factory's inaugural exhibition, Ignition, this weekend. If you're in the area, stop by and say hi.

sample attributions:
car start rear.wav by metamorphmuses
Lighter Ignition.wav by gelo_papas
20060329.match.02.wav by dobroide
Car starts in garage.wav by fogma
small_plane_ignition.mp3 by sanus_excipio

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March 1, 2008

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Lions and Lambs - 60x365 enters March, and we all know that old saying.

sample attributions:
20070407.lambs.kids.WAV by dobroide
Lions Roar at Lincoln Park Zoo.wav by Terwelp

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January 24, 2008

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Tube Go Boom is made from a simple recording of a cardboard tube found at The Freesound Project.

Attribution: Cardboard tube 1.wav by JonathanJansen

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December 31, 2007

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Year of Pig -- Today we conclude 2007, the Year of the Pig according to Chinese Astrology. What could be better than pig sounds downloaded from The Freesound Project?

attributions:
public domain Pig.wav by mkoenig
pigs_breathing.MP3 by oyez

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November 9, 2007

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Soft Shoes is this week's danceaday.com collaboration with Boris Willis. The soundscore comes from a suggestion by Lillian Gray. When I first announced Listener Appreciation Month she gave me a list of different sound sources for me to use. We'll be hearing from her again.

The source sounds come from The Freesound Project. They are StepDance_01.wav, StepDance_02.wav, StepDance_03.wav, StepDance_04.wav, and StepDance_05.wav. All by Ironi Alef.

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November 3, 2007

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Stomach Song -- Today's listener suggestion comes from Lillian Gray. She too is involved in a daily art project. Every day she writes a new haiku and posts it on her myspace page. Lillian has submitted several great ideas so you will be hearing from her again.

All stomach sounds come from The Freesound Project:
stomachrumbling1.aif by nannygrimshaw
gut_grumbles.mp3 by bigfatseal
tummy grumble-Normalized.aiff by martian

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November 2, 2007

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Shadowrock is this week's danceaday.com collaboration with Boris Willis. For the sound I used parts of the intro to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline. These ideas were originally developed for yesterday's piece, but ultimately didn't work there. I've also added some rock sounds I found at The Freesound Project. They are SPLASH by petenice and selections from the sample-pack Falling Rocks by Melak.

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October 30, 2007

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Scanner uses a set of samples found at The Freesound Project. This collection is by Noisecollector and is called Scanner. Enjoy.

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October 2, 2007

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Haunted Loops is the first Halloween themed post of the month. I used some electric piano samples and some haunted house sounds I found online at the Freesound Project (Electricity.wav, Heartbeat.wav, Moan.wav, and Owl.wav, all created by Johnc)

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October 1, 2007

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Twitch I chose to begin this month by going to the Freesound Project, grabbing the Random Sound of the Day, and using only that to build a new composition. It was a drum loop called IllumHats 2.wav by John Scott. My slicing edits create a jittery little piece. Enjoy.

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September 14, 2007

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Teledrone is this week's danceaday.com collaboration with Boris Willis. It was my turn to go first, so on Monday I pointed my browser to The Freesound Project and grabbed the "Random Sample of the Day", which was telefon-piep.wav by barb. That is the only sound for this piece.

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August 11, 2007

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Floating is an ambient birthday card for my sister, Anna. It's made from a recording of a fish tank I found on the Freesound project site and a simple MaxMSP patch.

Happy Birthday Anna!



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sample attribution:
fish.tank_trickle.mp3 by dobroide

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July 27, 2007

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Midday is this week's collaboration with Boris Willis of danceaday.com. After making a dance to last week's track, Late Night, he created this response. Same location, different time of day.


Freesound Project Sample attributions
heatwave.wavby laurent
Park_insects-02.wavby jakeharries

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