Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana presents the vitality of two urban acoustic ecologies, where animals and noise each carry a signature as part of the soundscape score of the ecosystem. These signatures provide unique voices and rhythms within which life occurs. With credit to the bioacoustician Bernie Krause. Part I: Lapidge Alley on … More Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana
Recorded between May 30, 2016 and June 6, 2016, mostly in Oakland, California, leading up to California’s 2016 June 7th primary. The voices and sounds you hear are: Hillary Clinton, San Diego, CA, Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 Girls Quartet singing Little Mix (Wings), Oakland School of the Arts, Downtown Oakland Rally for Hillary, June … More Eve of a California Primary
My mother, Anne G. Perry, in 36 seconds, on the practicalities involved when aging.
While tour brochures for Muir Woods National Monument mention the murmurings of Redwood Creek, I found a far more rich, sonorous language of resonance, roil, rush, roar, and dappled run. Come walk amongst the Redwood ecology of this forest 12 miles North of San Francisco, with the wildlife and other visitors.
A field recording of the world premiere performance of Lisa Bielawa’s “Crissy Broadcast” on October 26, 2013, Crissy Field, adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA at 10am by • San Francisco Contemporary Music Players • San Francisco Girls Chorus • San Francisco Symphony Community of Music Makers • Chamber Chorus of the … More Lisa Bielawa’s October 26, 2013 10a.m. “Crissy Broadcast” from Bielewa’s AIRFIELD BROADCASTS project.
Early evening, Jackson Square, New Orleans, December 2013.
In the sound composition “Time” the Sixteenth Century eglise of Bastide de Bassoues in the Midi Pyrenees of France meets a stairwell in the Musée des arts et métiers in Paris meets Southern Appalachian curios. The silent parts are not silent. Please use headphone/buds.
The Great Stalacpipe Organ is identified in Trevor Cox’s The Sound Book as one of the sonic wonders of the world. It is nestled deep underground amongst the water-dripping stalactite’s of the Luray Caverns in Virginia. The Stalacpipe Organ’s acoustic resonance is created from rubber plungers that tap one of thirty seven individual stalactite formations, … More The Great Stalacpipe Organ
For have to not die. Got AIDS. Right now myself die. Oh! Cancer. Throat cancer. Right now I got nothin’ to eat. For those who don’t know me I’m a very unhappy. I got pain in my stomach. I’m not supposed to be beggin’ like that. I beg Jesus. For those who can help me … More Knickbocker Knees
August 3, 2015, MoMA, New York. Audio field recording on a ZOOM H2n from inside the bag. Photos courtesy of Bob Devaney.