EchoThief

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"But what kind of “space” does our expanded encounter with electricity and the electromagnetic spectrum lead us into? Though the spectrum includes the wavelengths of visible light, and X-rays, ultrasound, and radio astronomy can all be used to illuminate new dimensions of the universe, the essence of electromagnetism is invisible. In one of his more suggestive intuitions, Marshall McLuhan argued that electronic technologies were installing an “acoustic space” in the place of an earlier “visual space” — the linear, logical and sequential conception of the world that had dominated Western consciousness for many centuries. McLuhan believed that electronic media eroded this crisp and objective grid of facts, dissolving it into a psychic, social and perceptual environment that resembles the kind of space we hear: multi-dimensional, resonant, invisibly tactile, “a total and simultaneous field of relations.” Though McLuhan used “acoustic space” as an analogy for a psycho-social process that did not necessarily tickle the bones of the inner ear, his oceanic vision of acoustics does foreground the central role that music — and its electromagnification — would play in mapping and constructing pleasure and perception in the first fully technological century."

Recording Angels by Erik Davis

A short history of Acoustic Ecology

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wrong

Actually I was wrong, it’s not “Simfoniya Donbassa” it is Arseny Avraamov’s - “Symphony Of Factory Sirens” and it even happen twice. Once in Baku in 1922 and second time in Moscow. Dziga Vertov got same ideas for his movie, sorry for misleading. Here some helpful links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq_7w9RHvpQ, http://monoskop.org/Symphony_of_Sirens

Impulse Response Software & Plugins

google chrome only: http://cloudverb.herokuapp.com/index.html

or audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/?lang=de
with one of those free plugins

How To install plugins in Audacity: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#vst_install

Maps and Soundscape Annotation Systems

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Infernafional Sound Preference Survey. Percentage of People Tested Liking or Disliking Sounds by Category

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The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World by R. Murray Schafer, Destiny Books 1977

Excerpts from “Sonic Experience - A Guide to Everyday Sounds” by Jean-Francois Augoyard and Henry Torgue. 2006, McGill-Queen’s University Press
Definitions of “sonic effects” such as Anamnesis, Cocktail Party Effect, Reverb and Resonance

Excerpts from “Sonic Experience - A Guide to Everyday Sounds” by Jean-Francois Augoyard and Henry Torgue. 2006, McGill-Queen’s University Press

Definitions of “sonic effects” such as Anamnesis, Cocktail Party Effect, Reverb and Resonance

detektors

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“Detektors” is firstly (A) a cartography of user-generated geolocational sound recordings, logs and walks, which reveal these hidden electromagnetic geographies, spaces and topologies of our urban areas and secondly (B) a database and catalog of sonic studies of electromagnetic emissions produced by our everyday electronic devices.

http://hydrophones.blogspot.ru/

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EMF Pickups, Contact Microphones by Jez Riley French