Anatomy of a Mountain Stream - HEADPHONE (BINAURAL) MIX by Ed Wright published on 2013/05/24 12:47:28 +0000 Anatomy of a Mountain Stream: quadraphonic fixed media, binaural version. Field recording & processing programming: Edward Wright HEADPHONE (BINAURAL) MIX OF A QUADRAPHONIC PIECE SO PLEASE ONLY LISTEN ON HEADPHONES! We often take things for granted until we look carefully at them. During the cold snap of the winter of 2011 when the snow had dampened all the sounds I bravely/foolishly balanced a surround sound recorder on a rock in the middle of the stream that runs down from the Carneddau, through Parc Plas Mawr in Penmaenan on its way to the sea. Through manipulating the playback speed of the resulting sound-file it was possible to expose many details of the sound that are often obscured by our 'normal' way of listening. By simply changing the sampling rate, we can enter what feel like different sonic dimensions where the very large, and minutely small sonic structures become far more apparent. In this piece the original 8 minute sound-file is played in its entirety, but the speed has been mapped and composed to create the framework of the piece. The audio was recorded on a Zoom H2 at 4chan x 48kHz x 24 bit, processed in Max/MSP 5. If you need the loo please go before listening to this piece!