Tag Archives: audio

Christian Marclay

Tape Fall by Christian Marclay, 1989Over the past 30 years, Christian Marclay has explored the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into a visible, physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. more

Christian Marclay - David Bowie, 1991

Image to right from Body Mix series, early 1990s

Image below: still from from Video Quartet, 4 channel video installation, 2002

watch Telephone video and then see how Apple copied his project

Excerpt from The Clock

MORE info:

New Yorker Profile

Critics discuss the Clock on Culture Vulture

Sounds of the Americans

Game across this very unusual project today – such a wild idea.

Sounds of the Americans
Sounds of the Americans by Andrew Emond is an experiment in sound and photography using the contents of Robert Frank’s photo book The Americans as a foundation for exploration. The audio tracks are the result of converting the photographs to sound via computer software outlined below. Similarly, the images have been created by loading the sounds into a spectrograph application which allows one to recreate the original photographs in a highly altered form.


John Cage about Silence (video)


JOHN CAGE reference page at Electronic Poetry Center

Water Walk on “I’ve got a Secret”

more on UbuWeb


and even more links from ronsen.org

4’33” in Three Movements, 1952, by John Cage,
– video: performance by David Tudor, original performer
performance by a large orchestra

StoryCorps and oral history

This post in honor of  National Day of Listening [otherwise known as Thanksgiving]

StoryCorps mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web. Read more…

**They offer a DIY guide about recording stories**



The Sonic Memorial Project
SonicMemorial.org is an open archive and an online audio installation of the history of The World Trade Center. We are continuing to collect stories, ambient sounds, voicemails, and archival recordings to tell the rich history of the twin towers, the neighborhood and the events of 9/11.

Mini Documentary on sound artist Christian Marclay
watch Telephone video and then see how Apple copied his project

Frequency and Volume, sound installation by Rafael Lozano-hemmer
His public art projects documentation
His Venice Biennale site

Carrie Bodle Sonifications project
more of her other projects