Sunday, November 25, 2007

Third Annual Field Recording Exchange!

Deadline: Saturday January 6th, 2008
Rules: Make a CD or Cassette of your collected field recordings, make some sort of explanatory insert and mail these to the other participants of the exchange.

* A field recording is an audio document recorded outside of a studio. Back in the day, ethnomusicologists and cultural anthropologists would record the music, songs, stories and sounds of people and nature, many of which no longer exist. This is the reason we still have the priceless recorded voices of freed slaves, Helen Keller, early mountain and native american music and all sorts of great and nasty things.

Through the exchanges I've conducted, people have produced recordings(on minidisc recorders, tiny answering machine tape recorders, normal analog tapes and other mediums) consisting of New York Subway holiday music, trips to the Vienna opera, trash trucks in South Korea, fatal New Orleans police brutality, video game music, interviews, radio style pieces, found cassette tapes, oblivious singing in the shower, children singing songs and folks dumping metal and glass down ancient grain silos.

Email me if you are interested or have any questions!

Friday, November 23, 2007