Course site for Mark Snyder’s Electronic Music Class
All the sounds in this project were gathered using a standard deck of playing cards and the surface of a table. The edits made include the use of fade to make smooth sounds with the “rhythmic” phrases from splits, cuts, and copies of sections of the original audio. There are parts that are stretched (changed in speed) and, especially towards the end, the use of panning is used to create a desired sound geography. Electronic reverberation is applied as well in several instances, including the final cadence of the draft.
This is the first draft of my Musique Concrete style piece. I have assembled my sound recordings in the general structure of how I would like the piece to go. I have also applied some cutting and splicing, looping and reversing techniques which were described in the reading.
For My project the piece is called Jam Bamz. It was inspired by the Music always going on in my head. I recorded myself playing trumpet, Drums, a fan, and a Random Conversation. I manipulated the audio with reverb, the Hi-Lows. I also edited one section and changed the fade out. My piece was inspired by “tape music” Vladimir Ussachevsky’s concept helped me come up with the idea of recording a fan and a conversation.
This was inspired by the music that is always going on in someones head. I recorded sounds of a trumpet, drums, and a conversation. and Manipulated the loops, Re-amping the sound, and Fade in and outs. I saved the climax of the piece for the end. The book inspired me to turn the most simple sounds in to a Song/melody.
This piece is inspired by the music always going on in persons head throughout the day. I Recorded sounds of a trumpet, drums, and voices of a conversation. I used Reverb and edited the Hi-lows and fade outs. The book inspired how you can turn the most simple sounds into a melody and manipulation of loops.The end is the most powerful part of the piece.
My piece was inspired by the idea of a sonic self portrait; created using the sounds of my coffee maker, opening a cupboard, practicing scales on the piano, and one guitar note.
I incorporated looping, manipulated the speeds of the sounds, and integrated directional change to create unique attacks. I also incorporated phasing to create a different texture with the piano. I plan on experimenting more with the sounds via use of delay and gain.
This piece entitled Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra was inspired by my two dogs whose names are Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra. I Recorded them barking and howling. Then I manipulated the audio using reverb, loops, a phaser, reversed audio, and delay through logic. I also re amped the audio into an orange guitar amp with reverb and used a carbon copy analog delay. The book inspired me by showing me how tape loops and re amping can manipulate audio.
The sounds I used in this project include an out of tune acoustic guitar, an old AC unit outside, students speaking in the black box theater, shoes in a stairwell, water, a cup, and the sound of my pillow being punched.
I used methods such as looping, time fluctuation, and effects like reverb, ring modulation, EQ and compression.
The reading informed me about tape loops, and how tape was reversed and slowed down to create an entirely different sound than the original source.