Bibliography for Site-Specific Project – Adam

Quick explanation of my site:

My site is the walk-through tunnel at the entrance to Kennywood Park, an amusement park located about 25 minutes from CMU. It is a very reverberant tunnel, but not only that, when you walk through it, there is generally a crowd of people of entering or exiting with you making a lot noise from their conversations and excitement. This, combined with all of the sounds from the park on the other side (roller coasters, etc.), creates a unique, memorable soundscape that I wish to explore (and I want to explore the natural sounds of the tunnel itself and maybe integrate natural comb filtering). The park won’t be open until later in the season but I still think I can conjure up and manipulate my nostalgic recollection of this sound world.

 

 

Bibliography:

 

Some music similar to what you might here at the park:

TOYTOWN PARADE  from http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/display/sounds.cfm/sound_group_iid.5075

COUNTY FAIR also from http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/display/sounds.cfm/sound_group_iid.5075

 

Actual recordings from amusement parks:

http://freesound.org/people/pawelbas/sounds/165246/

http://freesound.org/people/timsc/sounds/187253/

http://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/205968/

My favorite, sounds like the announcer from the train ride from this park http://freesound.org/people/tec%20studios/sounds/90639/

 

Tunnel Sound Art:

Here is a more famous one, but it’s mostly visual it seems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmRnLUVt4kE

Also: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/oct/23/art-leeds-dark-arches

 

I didn’t get a chance to go to Kennywood in the last two days but I have gone there many times. Here is a photo of the tunnel from about the middle looking towards the park:

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