Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen


Subject: Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen
From: Phil Thomson (hellomynameisphil@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 21:57:33 EDT


I enjoyed these recordings as well. I'm actually looking (and
listening) forward to playing around with these sounds. Maybe some
time-stretching or auto-convolution or similar.

PT (not BT)

On 7/23/05, bill thompson <innerd00r@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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