Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ernst Karel: Heard Laboratories

catalog number: and/35
title: Heard Laboratories
format: CD

Heard Laboratories is a sonic ethnography of scientific research environments
at Harvard University, made using Schoeps cardioid mics in ORTF stereo
configuration and a Sound Devices audio recorder. The sounds of equipment,
devices, and activities draw attention to the physical processes underlying
scientific research, the work underway which provides a ground for our highly
technologized society. In the name of human progress, enormous resources
are devoted to and consumed by such activities, which are both hidden and
taken for granted. Heard Laboratories brings this background to the fore.
More info and samples can be found at the link above.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Canadian debut of John Grzinich's new film

John Grzinich's new film entitled, "Sound Aspects Of Material Elements"
(scheduled for future DVD release on a/O) is having its Canadian debut
in Calgary this month, so be sure to check it out!
John should be on hand to chat and answer questions.