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25 Seconds Before The Film Begins [disquiet0030-nonsilent]

Michel Banabila on July 28, 2012 21:58

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    Disquiet Junto Project 0030: Sounds from Silence

    (These instructions also appear below translated into five additional languages: French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish, courtesy of Éric Legendre, Allan Brugg, Naoyuki Sasanami, Norma Listman, and M. Emre Meydan, respectively.)

    This week's project deals with the concept of silence — specifically recorded silence. We will take a segment of audio that is intended to signify silence, and then from it make an original piece of music.

    Step 1: Select a segment of recorded sound that would generally be perceived as silent. Examples include: the gap between tracks on a tape cassette or vinyl record, the noise your laptop's headphone jack emits when nothing is playing, the quietest moment in an MP3, a radio signal when nothing is supposed to be heard.

    Step 2: Amplify or otherwise magnify that supposed absence of sound until it makes a perceivable noise.

    Step 3: Compose, perform, and record a new original piece of music that takes this sound as its sole source material. You can manipulate the original audio as you see fit, but you can't add other pre-existing audio elements to it.

    Deadline: Monday, July 30, at 11:59pm wherever you are.

    Length: Please keep your track to between 2 and 4 minutes in length.

    This is the 'silence' from the beginning of an old film , I looped it and then used filtering and reverb.

    I can enjoy the natural sound of 'silence' at the beginning of an old film just as much as I love the sound of the sea, crickets or campfire ... but you never find a piece of 60 minutes from that :-)

    "25 Seconds Before The Film Begins [disquiet0030-nonsilent]" by Michel Banabila is licensed under a Creative Commons License


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