Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here comes Audio February

And if you live near Charlottesville, VA, or happen to be passing through in the next few weeks, you're luckier than the rest of us. The folks over at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative are devoting the entire month of February to audio stuffs, from experimental music performances, to a variety of installations - including one in the bathroom. i know, brilliant! - to an evening of sound-rich audio stories that I'm thrilled to be heading down to share. (Check out the latest TCF Listening Room news.)

And on top of all of that - there's the
Sound Room. Which would love to include YOUR sound(s). Here's the official Call to Ears:

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, VA is
devoting the entire month of February to the celebration to sound. Our intention is to utilize the gallery space in creative ways to foster a sound-loving community. We have scheduled a series of events, including improvised music performances, robotics workshop, radio documentary demos, and sound installations and lectures.

A crucial part of the month is the ongoing Sound Room, an audio
installation in the main gallery space over speakers, featuring sound pieces by artists from around the world. We would like for you to take part in this installation.

If you're interested, please send along a piece of your sound work in the form of a digital file (mp3, wav, aiff, etc) via email or other file-transferring means (such as

Along with the file, please attach:

1. Text related to the track

2. Your bio and any other pertinent information

The Sound Room will open during regular gallery hours and at points
during events through out the month of February.

[But that's not all. Stay tuned for the related Call for Horses. ]

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I've come across a couple daily (or daily-ish) audio projects recently, which you may want to know about. Am curious to observe how long the frequency holds up, as i'm finding it challenging enough to listen daily, or daily-ish. (Not unlike my New Year Flossing Intentions.)

The efforts are opposites in some ways - narratives on one hand and field recordings (so far) on the other but there's a thruline of observation, of paying attention, of offering, that links the two. Kudos to Laura and Taylor, for being game...

One Sound Each Day
[On the heels of One Picture Each Day. Wonder how the two years will compare?!]


Audio Everyday

[One of my favorite posts is from 11/06/08, a 15-second extract from Obama's acceptance speech 11/04/08.]

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Testing...1 - 2 - 3. Testing?

Trying again, with this. Because of course, I'm still listening. A small thought this morning, easing back into it from a very different perspective, literally:

It's minus 10 degrees right now, and from the second floor bathroom in our house I can hear birds singing joyfully. It's blindingly sunny outside, and hurts to breath. At least it sounds joyful.

More, soon.

For 2009 - hope + action, and capitals in all the right places.