The World's Story is Yours to Tell
Soundscapes "World Beat" Collaboration
Help make our next Soundscapes film a global collaboration! Film your soundscape this friday on 11.11.11 and submit it to the One Day on Earth Soundscapes project. You do not need to be musically inclined to participate. This is a call for anybody and everybody participating in One Day On Earth to contribute an unique and interesting sound sample to our global soundscape.
The goal for our project is to create a visual rhythmic composition with sounds recorded around the world. These recordings can be created or found. We are interested in single isolated sound samples, naturally occurring rhythms or your own rhythmic contribution to a 111 bpm click-track.
Watch our film "Soundscapes" above and starting thinking about what your soundscape will be on 12.12.12.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2013
On 11.11.11 record your soundscape. Consider it a scavenger and be an attentive listener to the sounds around you. The sounds you film don't need to be inherently musical, just unique and interesting to you. Also consider listening for rhythms happening naturally in the world around you. Find interesting acoustic spaces or share sounds unique to your environment that define your part of the world. Share a single sound or share many. Shoot it with a cell phone or a full crew. Don’t feel limited by your time, equipment or musicality. It’s a game for everybody. Let’s see how many places in the world we can hear together. Watch our film "Soundscapes" above to see an illustration of the concept.
The video you capture should isolate the image of what is producing the sound. When recording to the click track use headphones or ear-buds and try to avoid hearing the click track on your recording . Try to capture a clean and isolated sound recording of your sample and when possible use an audio recorder that is separate from your video camera. If recording with only an on-board camera mic get close to the sound you are sampling but be careful not to capture distorted audio.
It's okay to show the sound recording equipment and the sound recordist in the shot. The idea is to show the collaboration of people recording image and sound samples from around the world so be sure to feature yourselves and your environment visually.
Go to http://soundcloud.com/yourfriendtk/soundscapes-world-beat-click to download the 111 bpm click-track
Or go to http://www.metronomer.com/ to generate a 111 bpm click-track mp3.
Please upload your submissions promptly after 11.11.11 to provide ample time for us to incorporate your sound samples into our film.
Below are some ideas to get you thinking about your soundscapes. Contribute to this scavenger hunt idea list by sharing your own ideas in the comments.
The Soundscapes Team
SINGLE ISOLATED SOUNDS
Single vocal or instrument note
Doorbell / Knocking
REPETITIOUS SOUNDS / NATURALLY OCURRING RHYTHMS
Hammering at construction site
Beeping ATM, crosswalks and trucks backing up
Bouncing on a trampoline
Heart beat / heart-rate monitor
Passing train / train crossing bell
Insect / animal sounds: crickets, frogs, birds, cicadas, etc...
Bang on found object
Tapping a pencil
Solicit a street performer
INTERESTING ACCOUSTIC SPACES