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“I’m on my New York s**t”: Jean Grae’s Sonic Claims on the City | Sounding Out!
In hip hop, cities are often represented as masculine–what with the number of male rappers dropping stories about how things go down on the street–and Jean Grae complicates that representation.  In Jean Grae’s version of Busta Rhymes’ “New York Shit,” she opens a door to thinking about female rappers and urban space, and her sonic intervention into Busta Rhymes’ narrative in his version of “New York Shit” illustrates how female rappers claim the city as well. I read her track as an act of urban homemaking: rapping about the city (and subverting the male voice that initially sung on the track, Busta) becomes a practice to claim the city as her home.  In fact, it is not just through her lyrics but also through her voice that Jean Grae makes her presence felt.
Sound  Hip-Hop  New-York 
12 hours ago by EMPD
The Name Of The Rose • Background Ambience Generator
Dr. Ir. Stéphane Pigeon:
<p>The Player consists of 10 colorized sliders, followed by a row of buttons. Sliders mimic a 10-band equalizer and are associated with strict frequencies when the generator is calibrated. Each slider then represents one octave. When the generator is not calibrated, the sliders are still ordered by increasing frequencies... when it is possible. For example, the rumble of a distant thunder will likely be associated with the first slider, and chirping insects with the last one.</p>

Monastery bells, Gregorian voices, chapel voices, and more. Your background sound for today.
sound  ambient 
yesterday by charlesarthur
Things that Beep: A Brief History of Product Sound Design ·
In a larger ecosystem fed on processed foods and plastic, circulating within an economy powered by nano-scale chips and planetary-scale infrastructures, we can’t rely on empirical, “organic” cues regarding the safety and security and operability of the things we consume. So, we entrust crinkly bags to verify that our snacks are fresh, amplified engines to warn that a car is fast approaching, “earcons” to confirm that those bits constituting an email message were just successfully sent across the ocean via transoceanic cable. These are the sonic markers of accomplishment in an age of geoengineering, genetic modification, blockchains, and quantum computing – realms whose own frequencies of communication are often outside the range of human hearing.

As we move into an artificially intelligent world whose logics of operation often exceed our own understanding, perhaps we should linger a bit longer on those blips and clicks. Compressed within the beep is a whole symphony of historical resonances, socio-technical rhythms, political timbres, and cultural harmonies. Rather than simply signaling completion, marking a job done right, a beep instead intones the complex nature of our relationships to technology — and the material world more generally.

Shannon Mattern
sound  design 
yesterday by jonathantlaw
Tabletop Audio - Ambiences and Music for Tabletop Role Playing Games
Original, 10 minute ambiences and music for Tabletop Role Playing Games.
ambient  sound  noise  generator 
yesterday by ehayes
The Name Of The Rose • Background Ambience Generator
In the year 1327, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan friar, is asked to attend a theological disputation held in a wealthy Benedictine abbey. When he arrives, the abbey is in fear over the recent death of one of their young monks, a brilliant illustrator, found killed at the base of a cliff outside the abbey. The abbot asks William to help solve the mystery. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the abbey wants to hide...
movies  sound  ambient 
yesterday by bouvin

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