Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen


Subject: Re: singing mcalpine construction site, aberdeen
From: bill thompson (innerd00r@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jul 24 2005 - 12:33:46 EDT


it's my pleasure larry, i'm still in awe of it
myself...i'll be sad when they complete the
construction and it becomes 'just' a building again.

--- Larry Austin <larryaustin@grandecom.net> wrote:

> Dear Bill:
>
> What a calming, Sunday morning (here in Texas) gift!
>
> Bless you.
>
> Larry
>
> bill thompson 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
> >
> >
>
........................................................................
> > "The more you think about things the weirder they
> seem." -Calvin
> >
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