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|29 Sep, 2020 at 11:21 am in reply to: We need 500 voices for Shorelines #56068|
“The Spaces between the Words” was panel discussion on locative literature chaired by Geert Vermeire during which we invited participants to write and recite haiku inspired by Shorelines…our second activity was to work in groups to write 5 or 7 syllable lines for a haiku – why not choose three lines form the ones below and create your own haiku?
(5) Foamy pondering
|29 Sep, 2020 at 11:14 am in reply to: We need 500 voices for Shorelines #56067|
“The Spaces between the Words” was panel discussion on locative literature chaired by Geert Vermeire during which we invited participants to write and recite haiku inspired by Shorelines…our fist activity was to think up 1, 2 or 3 syllable words (some rhyming) that are inspired by river, lake, sea or ocean shorelines:
wet foamy pondering
|20 Sep, 2020 at 1:39 pm in reply to: We need 500 voices for Shorelines #54841|
At our second “How to make a sound walk” workshop we asked participants to come up with 1, 2 or 3 syllable rhyming words that evoked Shorelines or rhymed with Chalke and Ebble, the two rivers in the Cranborne Chase Landscape Partnership Area:
|10 Sep, 2020 at 4:47 pm in reply to: We need 500 voices for Shorelines #53079|
At a recent “How to make a sound walk” workshop we asked participants to come up with 2 or 3 syllable rhyming words that evoked Shorelines – so if you are combining unstuck while trying to write a submissions to Shorelines, here are those words as a handy prompt:
(In Dutch) borrelend water, korrelige bodem, ribbelige wolken weerspiegeld in de golven
|10 Sep, 2020 at 4:37 pm in reply to: We need 500 voices for Shorelines #53078|
One third of the way through September and we have had about 30 written submissions to Shorelines, but only a handful of recitals – what is holding our volunteer voices back?
|10 Sep, 2020 at 4:34 pm in reply to: How to make a sound walk – questions after the workshop #53077|
Q&A from the Sounds from the Shoreline workshop chat
Many of these questions were answered by workshops participants – so a big THANK YOU to everyone for helping each other out.
Q: after you locate a sound in a map with echo, how do people bump into the sound? do they have to know before hand that the sound is there?
Q: the name of the recording programme on an iPhone?
Q: Some earphones have microphones in them. It it better to use that or go for the phone mic?
You can get binaural mics – these site either side of your head and look very similar to headphones – they allow you to record sounds as similar to how we hear through our ear. Playback is better for those wearing headphones, listening to it without headphones tends to make it sound dull and it can be distorted. Binuaral is a great additional element to try.
Q: can I ask why you chose Echoes app (Echoes.xyz)?
Q: what if apps become redundant?
Q: Why (in the Audacity editor) are there two lines?
Q: So you can go quieter and louder depending on the sounds on your walk – eg a busy road, louder.
Q: Does Echoes only support m4a?
Q: Is there a simple way to edit out unwanted ambient sounds when making a recording?
Q: What is the geo location for 30 Days of Walking?
Q: 30 Days of Walking – is it just in London?
Q: Do people need the Echoes app to listen to the soundwalk?
Q: What if there’s already a sound in the area you’ve created?
Q: how do people listen to the sound? Do they have a choice? do they have to be connected to a specific program?
Q: Is this usually used in the context of an exhibition, project or event? Or are there independent users that would just go around exploring?
Q: I have a question: how reliable have you found The Echoes? How precise?
|9 Sep, 2020 at 5:05 pm in reply to: How to make a sound walk – questions after the workshop #52947|
There area several platforms that offer geo-location – we use Echoes simply as it is free, and we’ve found it pretty much bomb-proof.
Echoes prefers m4a – as they are more compressed and take less time to up / download – they are standard with iPhone / Mac (as well as with Zoom for example).
Walk Listen Create has a community of about 500 sound walk creators but there will be. many others – some complete novices, others skilful .
Glad you were able to join the workshop
Just go out and try recording something on your next walk
I did one the other day on the Thames foreshore – we had this set up so if we had had time you could have critiqued it (as it is far from perfect). https://walklistencreate.org/dow_selection/mudlarking-from-hoselydown-stairs/
|13 Aug, 2020 at 4:10 pm in reply to: We need 500 voices for Shorelines #49116|
That novel is new to me, so I must search it out.
Sadly, yes as you have guessed it is in copyright, so therefore we can’t use it within the “Shorelines” project – we are going to have to only accept new written work or something that is unpublished.
We have taken some advice from the British library, and they say that in citizen-sourced projects like this one, some people pass off copyrighted work as their own! And other older works are difficult to ascertain the copyright position.
So we will be writing terms and conditions not only about not submitting copyrighted work, but we also have to consider performances and reading aloud – performance rights will have to be waived and we need to be sure that the audio rights are not copyrighted.
We will be a using a commons license – people who submit written or spoken work will have to be prepared to allow their work to be shared under such a license.
However, back to your suggestion of an extract from this title – what may be a smart move will be if we write a blog about popular works on the theme of Shorelines, within which we can mention titles, and use a short quote, under fair usage. Let’s see what other recommendations people suggest.
Thanks for raising this.