A sound collage put together by me for the Coursera course Introduction to Digital Sound Design. All samples are either recorded by me or are public domain.
This guy is a little better than me. Just a little. Well, yeah, a lot. I didn’t think this was possible.
I spent the day with my kids at the North Carolina Museum of Art. They had (among other things) a special exhibition of still life paintings from Cezanne, Renoir, O’Keefe, etc. A *lot* of paintings of fruit bowls and baskets.
Toward the end of the exhibition there was a monitor playing this film. After viewing it (twice) we went backwards and looked at all those other fruit bowls again. As you might expect, the film had a dramatic effect on how I saw the other paintings.
According to RootsAction.org, Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami was sentenced to prison for life for reciting a poem praising the uprising in Tunisia.
There is an international effort of poets and other artists to petition the Qatari government to release him. This link takes you to a petition demanding his release.
This is a piece of “music” played by me on an Android app that simulates the prepared piano sound of John Cage. Rather than going into detail explaining this, I’d like to refer you over to Angela at poetunderconstruction, who has already done a terrific job of this. (She also writes a damn fine blog).
I got reintroduced to John Cage at ModPo. Now I can’t get enough of the guy. Thanks Angela for posting about the piano app.