Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen


Subject: Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen
From: bill thompson (innerd00r@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 20:29:40 EDT


thanx michael,

i actually did try to take a picture of the sea, but
that was at night when i made the recordings and it
was too dark (here are some pix from that night:
 http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/7.jpg
 http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/8.jpg
 http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/9.jpg

so, i went out the next day to take the pictures of
the site in the light ;) and that's what's on the
email. and yes, lots of wind and rolling seas here in
aberdeen!

b.

--- Michael Rhoades <mrhoades@perceptionfactory.com>
wrote:

> Hi Bill.
>
> I just listened and found these sounds fascinating.
> Such a great gift for
> you to have come across it.
>
> I like the photos as well but wish you had included
> some of the ocean with
> them. It sounds like a very strong, stormy sea.
> (Please forgive my ignorance
> if that is obvious.)
>
> Thank you for sharing, it was like a brief vacation.
>
> Michael Rhoades
> www.perceptionfactory.com
>
>
>
>
> On 7/23/05 6:41 PM, "bill thompson"
> <innerd00r@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > hi everyone,
> >
> > sorry for x-posting but lots of people have said
> they
> > enjoyed this on the phonography and soundscape
> lists
> > so i thought i'd share it here as well.
> >
> > i've come across the most amazing thing. on the
> pier
> > near my flat, they're constructing a new building
> for
> > the local harbor officials. it's right on the
> edge of
> > the pier, so it gets the full gale of wind coming
> off
> > of the north sea. the other day i was walking my
> dog
> > and as i approached the beach i heard this
> amazing,
> > angelic sound carried by the wind. i didn't know
> what
> > it was but as i got closer to the semi-built
> building
> > i realized that the 100's of open pipes in the
> > structure were creating a wind harp of sorts.
> >
> > i snuck out there that night around midnight and
> > recorded it using a dat and zeppelin, but the wind
> was
> > pretty load, as well as the sea.
> >
> > when i got home and struggled to eq the track to
> > somehow capture what i could easily hear 10 feet
> from
> > my front door, i was reminded of talking to a
> > photographer friend of mine one night on the
> beach.
> > the sun was setting about 2am (it stays light here
> for
> > a long time in the summer!) and she mentioned how
> she
> > had tried to capture sights like that on film but
> > eventually realized the futility of it. you just
> > can't encapsulate the beauty of some things, not
> all
> > the time anyway.
> >
> > this is how i feel about the sound of this
> building. i
> > wish you all could hear it in person, you would
> > appreciate it more then most i think. (i've just
> > returned from a listen right now.)
> >
> > in any case, here is a short mp3 of it:
> >
>
http://www.billthompson.org/mp3s/mcalpinesampleuntreated.mp3
> >
> > and here is the same mp3 but with only the sound
> of
> > the building and everything else filtered
> >
>
out:http://www.billthompson.org/mp3s/mcalpinesample.mp3
> >
> > and here are some pix:
> >
> > http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/1.jpg
> > http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/2.jpg
> > http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/3.jpg
> > http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/4.jpg
> > http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/5.jpg
> > http://www.billthompson.org/pix/mcalpine/6.jpg
> >
> > hope you enjoy.
> >
> > b.
> >
> > www.billthompson.org
> >
> > www.billthompson.org
> >
> >
>
........................................................................
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> seem." -Calvin
> >
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