363 tracks by trawnajim

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A couple of recordings from the local creek, slightly swollen from a recent rain. One recording was fairly short, about a minute long, while the other was a little more than six minutes. I removed a few segments from the longer one - which, surprisingly…
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Inspired by gurgling sounds from the bathroom sink comes this little sax improvisation. I tried to play as short of a sound as possible each time; a few slightly longer ones, by comparison, sneak in but that's alright. Submitted to the no-theme…
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This is a further modification of The Rise and Fall. It simply takes that piece and runs it through the phaser again, but with slightly different settings. Much more comlpexity ensues. Submitted to Sound-In "Wild Things" for 16-23/9/2021.
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First of two modifications I made from recordings at a dam/waterfall east of Toronto, ON in March of 2021. The original recording was 2 minutes, so I stretched it to twenty, then ran it through the Audacity phaser on a reeealy slow LFO setting…
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Four recordings of various lengths overlapped. Sound sources were various tree branches/trunks - either still vital, or broken off by means unknown - that were sounded either by bowing (with the Jim-bow) or scraped/struck against each other and…
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Same device as Swirling Down, but different playing technique. Mostly finger-plucking two strings at a time. Came out a lot more rhythmic - and melodic! - than I had expected. Also submitted to Sound-In "The Void" for 19-26/8/2021.
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Sound source is Miss Hackbrett, a zither-like device constructed by a friend from the remains of an old door. It includes a contact mic for easy amplification. There are two separate sets of (guitar) strings, one all metal, the other nylon. Apart…
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Metal object percussion; in this case, what appears to be the frame for a glass-top coffee table, oblong with rounded ends. Had it suspended on an outdoor plant hook with a contact mic where it sat on the hook; at the bottom end, a Sennheiser…
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Made with a few crackles from the embers of a little fire that I revived at a firepit in a local park. Much modification has taken place since the initial recording. Submitted to Sound-In for 5-12/8/2021.
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Updated from an early '80s recording, as per the request for Sound-In event "Through the Past Darkly", 29/7 - 5/8/2021. The title comes from the three segments that make up the piece. At the beginning, and running throughout towards the left…
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Recorded way back (early '80s?) on open reel tape. The mumbly voices are from whatever was recorded on there before, as it was a former CBC Radio tape. The "instrument" is one of those little slicers for hard-boiled eggs. Submitted to Sound-In…
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Pebbles dropped randomly on a small electric guitar with only 5 strings. Direct into Zoom H6 recorder with no post-processing apart from removing bits at start and end, as well as some noise reduction to remove hum. Submitted to Sound-In "Random…
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More sounds from the turntable platter, this time with all sorts of processing. Submitted to Sound-In for 17-24/6/2021 "Beats".
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Original sound derived from contact mics rubbing against speed markers on rim of a turntable. Slowed down, run through severe noise reduction and phasing. Submitted to Sound-In for 17-24/6/2021 "Beat".
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Solo tenor sax with added reverb. Submitted to Sound-In "Spectrum" for 10-17/6/2021.
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They seem to have come close to the sounds of our language, but something is still wrong. Ah well, perhaps some day. Submitted to Sound-In "Aliens!" for 3-10/6/2021.
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Originally recorded in 1996, this is an excerpt of a Time Lag Accumulation of sounds from a Roland JX-3P, with some backward voices (the tape was "liberated" from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation after its useful days were over and re-used…
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Short snippet of a video chat with my sister in UK, repeated several times. The sounds are; chime from a clock, dogs barking. Recorded on a Zoom H6; no post processing of the sounds. Submitted to Sound-In "Aliens!" for 7-10/6/2021.
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Sounds from the Roland SE-02, with some manipulation in Audacity. Submitted to Sound-In "Loop Forever" event 20-27/5/2021.
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Same source tones as the other 5OD pieces, but this time each has been stretched individually to a similar length, with different envelopes for each. Submitted to Sound-In "Drone" for 13-20/5/2021.
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