Archive for the 'soundscapes' Category

March 29th, 2006

Kyotos Tonal Frequency no. 3

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 People waiting at a Kyoto Walk Sign by Neil Meyerhoff
To hear podcast version click here
5min 37sec, 5.14MB
The first post I made in this blog was about Kyoto`s
tonal frequency or the predominant tone the city resonates in.
I made reference to Murray Schafer’s work
with the World Soundscape Project in which they discovered
that countries running on […]

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March 27th, 2006

Hans Jenny : sound and matter

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Hans Jenny has done many experiments on the effects of sound on matter. I found this post on the blog mediateletipos. The videos show the experiments live.


March 23rd, 2006

Band Practice at Kyoto University

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This is an amazing clip. I recorded it while walking around
outside the Kyoto University campus.
It is a great example of a sound walk.
One can hear the sounds change in dynamic
as I walk up the stairs, through a group of
chanting exercisers, a marching band,
and down stairs to find
two solo jazz musicians
and up again where another ten […]


March 14th, 2006

The Tunnels pt 2

Posted to soundscapes, Behind the Mask, japanese traditional music, Bamboo and Motorbikes

 In the class Behind the Mask which is primarily about minoritys in Japan, taught by Dr Preston Houser , we discussed the presentation of information within the Okinawan Tunnels which I had mentioned in my last post. 
Natalie Stanchfield  in her post Peace Museums, Simulations, and Interactivity mentions that the pleasant voice, souveneir stands and flute music seem to be there as […]


March 10th, 2006

The Tunnels: the former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters

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The Battle of Okinawa 1944.

The numbers vary, the facts are unclear.
One fourth of the Okinawan population died in this battle, 120, 000 were civilians.
And 4OOO died honourable deaths, in other words commited suicide.
As I walked through the tunnels a heavy feeling pervaded my consciousness at the thought of what happened there; at the thought of […]


March 9th, 2006

V Day J@m

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This is a recording of an impromptu jam at Kitamoto dorm. The sound these musicians came up with could only be called…huge.
Marielle Riesgo- lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Natalie Stanchfield- percussion, back up vocals
Toshi Furuta- percussion and back up vocals
Ayme Frye- “lead guitar” and sound engineering


February 28th, 2006

Setsubun soundscape

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I was in attendance at the Setsubun festival in Kyoto. It is a celebration of the New Year in which people are encouraged to bring things to burn in a large fire. This act symbolizes the “letting go” of the old to make way for the new. I arrived very late, near midnight, the booths and foodstands […]

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