Slowed down pipe organ recordings, trombones, investment banking and hi-tech recruitment videos. What is everyone else doing a new audio collage.
Episode 54 of the podcast is a binaural recording of Amsterdam Central Station. I was sitting at the main train platforms until someone started to smoke near by, at that point I walked through the station to the busy street outside. I ended the recording walking to our hotel and going up the stairs to our room. The recording is about 20 minutes, no intro, but a short outro.
After a few months off, episode 53 of the podcast- recordings while contemplating the universe: in a church while an organist practices; on a bench near a bookstore; in a car driving home. About 17 minutes.
Episode 52 of the podcast is a composition of speed/tone/EQ manipulations of flute recordings from YouTube.
On January 15, 2006, the Blind Spot radio program aired Twilight of the Idols, an experimental narrative that revolved around the CIA, the end of the world, Miami Vice fan-fiction, Nietzsche and Kelly Clarkson.
Featuring the voice talents of Anna Clark, Eric S. Humphrey, Peter Rosenbloom, and John Wanzel, engineered by Philip von Zweck, produced and written by Peter Rosenbloom and John Wanzel.
Blind Spot was founded in 2003 by Philip von Zweck and John Wanzel. In its two-year run on WLUW 88.7 Chicago, Blind Spot produced over 90 episodes of live experimental radio. The website for the program is old, incomplete and outdated. I am repackaging a few radio works from the 2000’s and re-releasing them on the podcast in hopes of reintroducing the work to a wider audience.
A waterfall, a highway — episode 50 of the podcast features noises of nature and car culture.
Episode 49 of the podcast – a stereo recording of our backyard. Featuring several birds, the neighbor’s dog, the ever-present sounds of trains, planes and/or automobiles, beeping (why is there so much beeping), a light wind and a plumber bring a 100 foot snake into the basement to unclog our sewer pipe with noises of unclogging. The recording was made near one deciduous tree, and three evergreen trees, two living, one x-mas, next to the fence pictured above (a side note, our backyard is only about 400 square feet, so the placement was mostly to keep the mic away from the wind).