Here’s a small documentation from the AUT concert the 4. of december 2011.
About “Snow in my Router”:
“Snow in my router” is based on the artist’s conceptions of purity, interaction, and the aspect of mechanical single-mindedness and bitwise thinking, versus the human understanding of dynamics and development.
By playing with unsolicited and unprepared movements, an impression of the intuitive way in which the work was born is hopefully preserved.
The work is mostly inspired by the sound of a dialling network router, but also crystalized constructions, electronic communication, data travel in general. The simplicity and dynamics of neon tubes and halogen bulbs might also have influenced the piece.
The work is was beautifully performed by the ensemble Lydenskab
Unfortunately it was filmed with an unfocused camera, but the sound is from a paired pair of dpa mics. I hope it’s excusable
Here’s another impulse response, and presets for the the space Designer plugin in Logic.
These two are quite special, in that they are made from an upright pianoframe with transducers bolted in the woodwork. In the zip file you’ll find a clean IR and a IR accentuated with a plectrum (making it more tonal in my opinion)
They are recorded with two dpa 2006a stereopaired microphones.
Last february I went to Norway to go skiing and visit my family. Naturally I couldn’t leave the nature in place, so I brought my digital recorder and a starting pistol and took the time to try to record the reverberation of the snowfilled forests and frozen lakes of Norway.
The result was 4 decent reverberations which I subsequently edited in apples impulse response utility and exported to the space designer reverb plugin in Logic as a reverb preset.
Personally I think the 3. and 4. IR gave the clearest reverb after editing them, but decide for yourself
The 4 different places i recorded are:
An open slope – it was a bit windy, and unfortunately/fortunately a small bird flew past as I shot, making it a part of the IR.
On a clear path surrounded by trees at approx. 20 meters distance
A flat slope on one side, and most importantly the view of a huge frozen lake (no acoustical obstacles for at least 500 meters out) to the other.
A closed in picnic place surrounded by hills with a lot of trees on.
Here are the unedited impulses in case you don’t use logic and want to import them into another IR-reverb
Here are the project files of the individual project from the impulse response utility along with a picture (from the manual) describing how to make them a preset in the space designer. (just click the button marked “create space designer setting”…)
These are few underwater recordings I made with a homebuilt hydrophone. Originally I intended to go for the extremely awesome hydrophone build Leafcutter John had made, but at the time the link to schematic didn’t work (though it should be up and running now on). Instead I went for a FET preamp, but in the end I found it more rewarding just to go for a plain input with my H4n and then eq it later on. Here are a few bits of recording that exemplifies the sound of it.
There is a slight stereo effect from using two piezos, but I was in fact hoping to get a more pronounced effect, but the hot glue I used to mould and stabilize it, works pretty much as a conductor of sound from one side to another.
This is my hydrophone. Beware of Mediterranean saltwater if you wish to keep your piezos shining
Recording from Julsø near Gl. Ry. Recorded from a jetty anchored to the lakebed.