World Listening Day 2014 > One Minute Soundscapes

Photo  Alessio Ballerini - Artwork Francesco Giannico

Oak Editions is pleased to announce One Minute Soundscape , a very special work in free download this18th July 2014 for the World Listening Day.

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OMS is a glocal music project based on the re-work by 4 artists Alessio Ballerini, Giulio Aldinucci, Nicola Di Croce, Francesco Giannico of the samples collected during the last "Matera Soundscape Project"  an acoustic ecology workshop in the amazing city of Matera in South Italy by Giannico and Di Croce. One Minute Soundscape was born to celebrate according to the other listening practices during the World Listening Day on July 18 because it is the birthday of Canadian writer, educator, philosopher, visual artist, and composer R. Murray Schafer.

His effort leading the World Soundscape Project and his seminal book, The Tuning of the Worldinspired global interest in a new field of research and practice known asAcoustic Ecology.

Each artist has worked to create a one minute audio track. Only requirement was to realizing the work starting from the use of audio samples collected in the city of Matera by Giannico and Di Croce, following general "soundscape composition" principles.

You can download the entire 'One Minute Soundscape' in .wav format simply clicking below or listen every tracks in streaming through the players at the bottom of this page.

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Some info about the authors:

Alessio Ballerini

Title Track > Broken Piano

eng - the sound of a hidden piano, a performance not yet refined, the beat compose a new
​sound, with no past and no future. 

ita - il suono di un pianoforte nascosto, l’esecuzione non ancora educata, la pulsazione
compongono un suono nuovo, senza passato ne futuro. 

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Giulio Aldinucci

Title Track  > L'eclisse

eng - an excessively applied noise reduction algorithm reveals only the shadow of
bell's sound and human voices; the physicalness of a soundscape slowly tries to emergence...

ita - un algoritmo per ridurre il rumore usato in modo eccessivo lascia trapelare solo l'ombra
del suono di campane e voci umane; lentamente la fisicità di un paesaggio sonoro cerca di affiorare...

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Nicola Di Croce 

Title Track > Transition

eng - A transition from the new to the old town, from the fast to the stone one
the apparition of a no time framework as well as the epiphany of encounters and tales

ita - Un passaggio dalla città nuova alla città vecchia, da quella "veloce" a quella di pietra 
l'apparizione di un quadro senza tempo, così come l'epifania degli incontri e dei racconti

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Francesco Giannico

Title Track > Doremund

eng - A small sound fresco based on a sunny and "silent" afternoon in the city of Matera. The church choir and the sound of the station are mixed together to give the feeling of a blend of old and new elements.

ita - Un piccolo affresco sonoro tratto da un pomeriggio assolato e "silente" nella città materana. Il coro della chiesa e il suono della stazione miscelati assieme per dare la sensazione di un connubio tra elementi antichi e nuovi. 

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