Tomorrow: my first major field recording session in a while. I’m excited to get outdoors to discover this new place and pleased to get out from behind a camera, something which seems to take up more of my time these days.
So, got the trusty old gear together along with a brand new DAD6001 for one of my DPA 4060’s, very kindly sent out by Ralph at Sound Network as a replacement for a faulty unit…and various dry bags!
I’ll be logging my recordings on an iPad mini, so will take some snaps if anything unusual turns up, but this is the first of several sessions in Shipley over the coming weeks for an ‘audio tour’ that I’m producing, so will write more as the project starts to come together.
I’ve eventually found some time to start consolidating and re-organising the archives to make available a collection of previous field recordings. It’s a small collection at the moment and takes a while to go through QC and approval, but I’ll be editing and adding more sounds in a steady stream so please check back from time to time. Click the ants to go have a listen…
Originally broadcast on 1st May 2013 at 13:00 by octopuscollective.org, the show is now available to listen to on the Kinokophone Soundcloud channel…or below. Check it out to hear some beautiful field recordings from across the globe, all past submissions to Kinokophonography, and to hear the stories behind them:
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Find out more about the contributers here.
Head over to octopuscollective.org at 13:00 GMT to hear our Kinokophonography retrospective, including works submitted by recordists from across the globe…
…and this super cool illustration by the Green Elfcup:
I only discovered this wonderful festival and competition last week and have been rattling my brains for ideas ever since. This years theme is ‘Appetite’. For more info and to find out how to enter, check out their site:
I generally have a huge appetite for most things; food, music, sound, adventure, wine, nature, cities, cycling, travelling and specifically, due my current proximity to the sea, FISH & CHIPS with MUSHY PEAS! Hmm, maybe there’s an idea in that…
At last, All Other Things Being Equal is set to open on 1st December 2012 and will run until 2nd June 2013.
The exhibition is a based on the research and work of scientist and photographer Johan Oldekop, including sounds by me. For this exhibition I have attempted to create an immersive quad channel sound piece that aims to place the listener on the fragile line between two very different, yet very connected, sonic environments. To get an idea of the kinds of sounds that I recorded on location and that have made the final mix, check out my project page.
Visit The Manchester Museum to find out more information, opening times and directions.
I’m heading back to Manchester in just over a week and feeling pretty excited to visit Kinokophone’s latest piece of work, the Kinokologue ‘a cabinet of sonic curiosities explored through the ears, eyes and the imagination’.
I was lucky enough to contribute a little to the original Kinokologue last year, but the waves I’m feeling through the mycelium this time round suggest huge movements in the sonic archive and for all Kinokophone activities including their collective listening event, Kinokophonography.
Amanda, Mike & Takashi with the Kinokologue:
An evening of sharing sound recordings from around the world!
Submitted by KinokoAmanda.
Kinokophone is a sound and storytelling collective, producing works for installations, ethnographic research, oral history projects, sound for documentary films and anything that we think is exciting and fun! We also organise Kinokophonography, an evening of listening and sharing field recordings from around the world.
We started Kinokophonography in order to help cultivate a forum through which recordists can share their work and to create a community space for listening. The event has drawn attention from far reaches of the mycelium and has incited the creation of further artistic and exploratory ethnographic works. The evenings bring together amateur and professional recordists from a variety of fields, researchers from a number disciplines, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and people just curious to have a listen. It provides a unique and supportive environment for recordists to share and respond to sound recordings and for listeners to explore places and cultures both near and far through sounds, highlighting the importance of the role sound in everyday life.
We are very pleased that so many people have shared their recordings and voiced their support for the event. We feel this funding opportunity would enable us to continue and further develop what has become an expanding network of people interested in taking time to listen to the world. We would like to use the funds in order to invest more time in organising, curating, and promoting the event, to purchase equipment that would support the infrastructure of the event, to enable contributing artists from other towns to attend, to develop a webspace dedicated to publishing and archiving the recordings shared on the evenings and to also allocate expenses for local organisations and artists who have supported the event thus far by providing their services for free. The funding would cover the costs of three events over three months, giving Kinokphone the ability to build upon the event’s potential and to keep the mycelium of sound spores healthy and growing.
Please help Manchester’s sound recordists by voting for Kinokophonography at Umbro Industries. With your help we stand a chance of gaining extra support to continue this exciting event and keep the mycelium growing across the globe.