Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!

Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
From: Innes A. Park (
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 12:05:36 EDT

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) >what i'm listening to isn't worth it, valid,
>interesting, or is bullshit/emperor's new clothes etc.
>on the subject of emperors new clothes, i don't really
>worry about that anymore, does anyone else?

 Ah, Bill the synchronicity of sound.. McAlpine trucks were outside my house this morning making a racket and blocking the pavement aswell as the road, so you transmitted the 'cooler' end of the McAlpine 'infrastructure services' sonic spectrum. Last night I was constructing a track invloving the audio ecology of roadworks in Seoul but I think i'll leave it or render it unrecognisable after this morning's symphony.
 If you are refering to the link Percy Grainger made between music contraptions and nudism as bullshit then there may be something in that.
 You know more than the dean of music at NYU (as he was) who had composed in four continents at that time and there is no two ways about it. Congratulations on getting the Aberdeen soundwalk onto the radio in Graiger's hometown, Melbourne 3RRR.. I have not heard it myself but if souns half as corny as R.Murray Schaffer's recordings of bagpipes in the Scottish village of Dollar as a soundscape or you seek to emulate that then my ears are no longer required.

 There was a construction firm in Glasgow run by a gangster called Arthur Thompson who is reputed to have buried more than fifty people in the concrete foundations of bridges crossing the Clyde. Why dont you get some sound recordings there? Screaming bridges and singing buildings?

 So you have managed to get a rise out us, buy a bicycle, its better than a car for exploring soundscapes and sets a better example for the sedentary students.

 Professor Park


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