Subject: Re: Sharawadji Effect
From: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier (Philippe-Aubert.Gauthier@USherbrooke.ca)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 13:00:36 EDT
My own <<Sharawadji feel>> is usually more intense when the sources are
diffusely distributed in space. My favorite exemple of this is from Québec city
in winter near the St-Laurent river. On some hotter days you can stand near the
river and hear the ice cracking (there is also the 4~5 km away bridge from
which you get a soft rumble background, like the trains, which I also like).
But since it cracks over a quite large area, it gives an amazing diffuse sound
field of similar sounds coming from thousand of various positions, never the
same. Just like in a room, but even better, because reflexions are replaced by
real sources with some variations.
In a general trend, my sharawadji feels seem always a consequence of such
acoustic setup : background far-away sources and diffusely located near sources
of similar type, also quite dense in time. I also suppose that the nice
cricket/insect feeling is caused by the large spatial distribution of insect
producing very similar sounds, a hall of insects.
Selon andrea cornell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> How very exciting it was to see so many posts about the sharawadji effect!!
> I am in my fist year of an MA program in Media Studies at Concordia
> University, and the title of my Thesis project is " Tracking the Sharawadji"
> I read about the aesthetic effect last winter and experienced it while sound
> walking at 3:30 am in the winter. I kept on hearning tese wavering tones,
> coming from far off in the distance, the direction of it was unknown, but it
> captured my entire attention, drawing me into its sonic magnificience!Upon
> futher examination of the recoding captured that evening, when i boosted to
> lower frequencies, i realized that these tones were coming from the train
> tracks approximately 20 blocks away!
> This is what has lead me to chose a section of the CN railway tracks(from
> Iberville and Rachel to Parc and Van Horne) as the object of study for my
> thesis project. Just thought i'd share that with you all, as i am interested
> in hearing what others would describe as a Sharawadji effect, as it is
> different for each individual one person's sonic bliss is another person's
> Anyways, i am super excited about the Augoyard & Torgue book.
> Rick <email@example.com> wrote:
> It also fits that feeling for other natural events that contain that
> type of beautiful complexity.
> Thanks for the links. I should have been including webstreams. Good tip.
> On 4/27/05, Henry Rodrick wrote:
> > Anyway, it's very nice to have a word to use for that special feeling
> > of field rec./soundscapes that I love.
> > By the way (and slightly off topic), here are some links for your radio
> > station list:
> > http://www.resonancefm.com/ (128 kbps & lofi web stream)
> > http://www.soundscape-fm.net/ (web stream offline, but has online
> > archive)
> > http://www.kunstradio.at/ (austrian radio show, online archive)
> > http://www.ckln.fm/ (80 kbps web stream)
> > http://www.hearingvoices.com/ (not a station, but a great archive of
> > alternative radio stuff)
> > 2005-04-27 kl. 13.59 skrev Rick:
> > > "the beauty of studied irregularity" either Chinese or Japanese and
> > > maybe related to sorowaji-(j) "the two sides of a design that do not
> > > match."
> > >
> > > nice,
> > >
> > > Rick
> > >
> > //henry rodrick
> > --------------------------------------
> > http://ruhr.soundsystem.se/
> Rick Nance
> De Montfort University
> Leicester, UK
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