Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen


Subject: Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen
From: James Phelps (jimphelps_niucms@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 22:07:17 EDT


Maybe Phil could post a link to whatever he comes up
with? Since we all have the originals (and thanks,
Bill, for the delightful sounds/story/photos!).

-Jim Phelps

--- Phil Thomson <hellomynameisphil@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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