Some call it sound-art, new music, research sounds, acoustic experimentations or liminal sounds, we just call them Pepite, golden nuggets: tips on sound research, precious bits of our programming. Each week we select few Pepite and highlight them into our freefrom streaming.
Before leaving for a (brief) summer hiatus, this weekly sound tips include Everybody sleeps but I (the train shatters through the darkness) - a piece for violin, viol, piano, cello and voice - by French composer and flutist Igor Ballerau published by netlabel Shsk'h.
Seventy Seconds - Episode 10 is Harold Schellinx’s sound diary . Schellinx recorded ten seconds of sound each day of the year at various times of the day. The ensuing avalanche of sounds, extracted from Schellinx’s private soundscape, mirrors the relentless passing of time. The sounds captured are often highly personal, but due to their briefness, remain abstract. Episode 10 consists of the first six months of the diary’s recordings, which adds up to precisely 1820 seconds, or thirthy minutes and a third.
A Sound Map of the Egyptian Museum (excerpt) by John Kannenberg.
Last but not least, American composer John Kannenberg’s last project, produced at the Museum of Cairo and released by 3 leaves.
"During a five-week stay in Egypt in April and May 2010 - the artist reports - I devoted four days to recording the sounds present inside and outside the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, resulting in the eight hours of material from which this composition has been created. As a cultural institution, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo represents one of the foundations of human history; as a soundscape, it represents an unexpectedly rich sonic experience with its own place in the history of a country now in transition"