Song of the Germans
Lost in the Memory Palace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAhrSiUeP2I
40 Part Motet:
Alter Banhof (Video) walk:
Guitar Drag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEIc7YdSFpU
Basement Base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ws4v7x-FXc
Dot-matrix Sympthony, The User
The artist creates scores to be interpreted (played) by old technologies – Dot Matrix printers:
Synth Loops, Christian Bok
The artist uses techniques and references from experimental writing and performances of sound-based texts:
Daniel Olson, Thumbrolley
The artist manipulates toy musical instruments:
Piss Record, Matthew Sawyer
The artist documents (and embellishes) his morning pissing:
Pipes in “C”, Anna Ripmeester
This artist had a noisy pipe in her apartment and noticed it was a tone in the key of C. She decided to jam with it – in the key of C:
Jonathan Monk, My Mother Cleaning My Father’s Piano
The artist finds a found composition at his parent’s house:
One Minute Apology, Laurel Woodcock
Artist is using a record to re-mix a song, with a persistent and unrelenting message:
A Day in the Life (24 hour version), Dave Dyment
The artist slows down the Beatles Song “A Day in the Life” to literally last a full day:
Brian Joseph Davis, Voice Over
The artist explores and re-performs voice-overs in a relentless disconnected list that makes them all sound totally intense and absurd:
I’m Practicing My Cartoon Voices, Steve Reinke
Listen to these student interpretations of the assignment below:
Lee Walton: From a project where the artist compiles the middle C note sound (and video image) from everyone’s piano. Even though it’s the same note – the C’s are amazingly diverse:
HAVE A LOOK AT THIS ARCHIVE OF AUDIO BY ARTISTS:
UBU WEB: Listen to several examples of pieces, and see if you can determine the ideas that may have prompted the works.
AUDIO ART ASSIGNMENT:
RECOMMENDED LENGTH: Up to one minute.
Final works will be posted on the blog, or your choice of audio sharing services/sites
No late assignments will be accepted.
Students will create an audio art piece between 30 seconds and 1 minute in length. While the conceptual parameters for this project are open, consider some of the themes and strategies of the artists listened to in class.
Some strategies may include:
You may assign yourself (or others) a conceptual feat, and perform it, or document it in sound.
You may cut and reassemble clips from popular music, or from interviews with people
You may interpret or translate non-audio experiences or spaces in sound.
You may re-interpret noise or other found sound as music.
You may perform a list, or other kinds of interesting found or constructed language.
You may distort or edit found sound or music, to change its original meaning and effect.
Consider audio works by some of the following artists: