Re: Urban Soundscape update

Subject: Re: Urban Soundscape update
From: Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) (
Date: Fri Aug 27 1999 - 13:11:45 EDT


I will be on vacation the week after labor Day, and make a point to go over
many of my recordings made while photographing and videographing the
streets of New York.

My question (I asked this before), is it OK to collage selected segments or
do you want completely unedited consecutive source material.

I still think it would be really cool if this project came out as a
sampling CD.

At 6:47 AM -0500 8/27/99, Chris Meloche wrote:
>Just another quick note regarding the project.... Many interesting
>recordings have arrived so far. I'm presently in the process of designing
>the Web site for the project as well as outlining the order of clips for
>the radio broadcast.
>I will be able to accept recordings for another few weeks but, I'd
>appreciate it if people could notify me if they have a recording on the way
>(or plan to send one soon). I'd like to be able to work it into the scheme
>of things as I continue preparations. I'm particularly heavy on recordings
>from the UK and hope that there will soon be more from the North America,
>South America, Africa, Asia etc... as I'd like to have representation of
>sounds from all around the world.
>Looking forward to hearing more clips for the project soon.
>Chris Meloche
>A global sonic event curated by Chris Meloche
>The "Millennium Urban Soundscape Project" is designed to form a sonic
>time-capsule of city life at the end of the Twentieth Century. It is
>during the last century of this millennium that the greatest growth of
>urban centers has taken place. For example, if one were to have stood at
>the main intersection of their city in 1899, the sounds that they would
>have heard would have been totally different than those that occur today.
>The sounds of dirt roads and horse hooves have been replaced with the
>sounds of modern car tires on asphalt.
>Project purpose: To create a sonic snapshot of city sounds at the end of
>the Twentieth Century.
>Call for submissions: I am presently seeking contributions of urban sonic
>soundscapes from persons around the globe. Submissions should be no longer
>than 2 minutes in length (up to 2 clips per contributor). Recordings should
>consist of raw, unprocessed urban environmental sounds which the recordist
>finds interesting (sonic sanctuaries to aural blights - street sounds,
>malls, train stations, subways, zoos, parks, offices, markets etc...
>outside, inside... wherever). A brief description of the tape (i.e.
>location and why it is of particular interest) should be included.
>Submission media can be DAT, cassette or CD-R. In keeping with the spirit
>of documenting the end of the Twentieth Century, tapes should consist of
>sounds recorded during the 1990s. Sounds do not have to come from the city
>where the contributor resides but, can be collected from their travels.
>Project diffusion: The final edited work (approximately 2 to 3 hours in
>duration) will be diffused in two manners. The complete work will be
>locally broadcast over the facilities of CHRW-FM (London, Ontario, Canada)
>as well as globally via their RealAudio Internet feed at the end of October
>1999. Coinciding with this event will be a Web site which will document the
>soundscapes and contributors included in the MUSP. Note: All contributions
>will be used solely for non-commercial purposes.
>Submission deadline: Can accept recordings until September 15th provided I
>am notified they are being sent.
>Submissions or enquiries can be forwarded to:
>P.O. BOX 1403, STN. A

Best -- Emile

"Balance the consistency principle with the inconsistency principle"

-- Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt

                Emile Tobenfeld, Ph. D.

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