Date: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:54 am ((PDT))
Bravo Andrew! An excellent summation. I too feel as you about this.
Thank you for this succinct response.
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On Jun 11, 2012, at 11:19 PM, Andrew Skeoch wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I feel this thread touches upon a really important issue. In deciding app=
ropriate technological approaches, we need to first be clear about why we'r=
> It occurs to me that using multiple mic sources is actually an attempt to=
synthesize a soundscape that accords more to our visual sense than our aud=
itory one. We are trying to hear the landscape the same way we see it - sep=
arating it into discreet objects and recombining. But listening is not seei=
ng. Expansive listening gives us holistic information about what is around =
us, and our relationship to it. And this is referenced upon the human-scale=
listening experience of two ears hanging in the breeze.
> For me; I want to reawaken my listening from its post-industrial torpor, =
and enrich my relationship with the world around me. I utilise audio techno=
logy, taking that human-scale listening as my reference point.
> I could imagine an artistic agenda in exploring 'alternate sensory viewpo=
ints' though mixing multiple sources, but I can't help feeling that there i=
s nothing culturally radical in this, just an extension of our human fascin=
ation with how much we can abstract and manipulate nature. Legerdemain. How=
far can we go?
> Personally, I'm with you on this one Geoff :) Single point stereo; simple=
technology, coherent information, fieldcraft, personal presence in the lan=
dscape, deep listening (not to mention less time farting around in the stud=
> To me, the important issue is not what I can DO with audio technology, bu=
t how it can help me BE in the world.
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