084: Towards

Towards, is to be listened to while at work – doing tasks that you may not want to do, or monotonous tasks you like. I would suggest gardening, raking leaves, doing dishes, cleaning the house, watching tv or balancing a budget.

Featuring binaural recordings of walking (in the woods, in a park, and on the train) alongside highly processed versions Chopin’s Nocturnes that have been stretched, collapsed and aggressively gated and EQ’d. The recording is just over 2 hours and 16 minutes in length.

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077: Counterclockwise around the White House

A stereo field recording from June 4, 2017 in Washington D.C.

The recording begins sitting in Lafayette Square, near the North Lawn of White House. I then walked counterclockwise around the grounds of the White House (north, west, south, east, north). There is an unusually amount interference in the recording, especially present near the South Gate (14:45). I can only assume it is from the surveillance and detection devices at the gate and around the White House. After I walk past the South Gate you can hear in the distance, just down Pennsylvanian Avenue, the finish line for the Girls on the Run 5K. The run is ‘dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.’ At both the beginning and end of the recording there is the sound of a runner who blows Vuvuzela when he passes by the South Lawn.

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076: Give it to him or not, as you please

 

This week on the program, listening to a lecture on dark matter, ideas about how to gain universal knowledge, field recordings and zombies! stopGOstop is pleased to present the new audio collage — Give it to him or not, as you please.

074: I’m just jumping all over the place

This week on the program, listening to the Mississippi River, CAT6 cabling techniques, rope working and rigging, a lecture about cities in early capitalism and a Peter Gabrial! stopGOstop presents an audio collage entitled I’m just jumping all over the place.

071: 844 Big Boy, Pacific, MO

20161018_111051A stereo field recording from October 2016 in Pacific, Missouri. The recording of Union Pacific No. 844 approaching, sitting and then leaving, was made at the intersection of First Street and the train tracks.

068: Reading, walking, pizza/EDM, walking

20160616_124523A binaural field recording from this past June in Amsterdam… the recording begins sitting in a plaza near the Athenaeum book store reading Children of Time, a fantastic evolutionary scifi book I purchased earlier that day. I then walked for a while until eventually I got hungry and I ordered a slice of New York Style Pizza… I ate the slice to EDM. The remainder of the recording is of wandering my way back the plaza near the bookstore. 

066: A bike ride back from Orchard Beach

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A stereo recording of a bike ride from Orchard Beach to our house in Mount Vernon. This is a photo of my old bike. I have upgraded to a matte black single speed. I have not tricked it out with reflective tape… yet.

065: Conococheague Creek

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A recording of Conococheague Creek in Michaux State Forest, Pennsylvania. I used a couple contact mics on a piece of aluminum, on a copper pipe and an old speaker wired as a mic in a Ziploc bag.