1. Everybody please read the chapter below by Trevor Wishart which talks about sound and metaphor, and explains some of his thoughts about Redbird. Be prepared to discuss briefly on Monday.
2. Found Sound group, please read the readings below, and listen to some Schaeffer.
Then post to the blog at least two links to other pieces you find interesting that deal with found sound. Try to choose pieces that wouldn’t fit more appropriately under the found objects or found media category. (So, ideally not sound sculpture from found objects, or pieces that use radio, pre-existing recordings–sampling, mashups–internet or video-media).
However, note that the only reason for this restriction is to try to get a wide variety of examples. So, if you find something too good not to post, post it anyway.
3. Found Objects (that make sound) group, please read the readings below and watch this TED Talk (yes, a TED talk for HW, I know). It’s mainly for Applebaum’s demo of his Mouseketeer, which is made from many found objects, but watch the whole thing anyway.
Then post to the blog at least two links to other pieces you find interesting that deal with found objects (that make sound). Post a couple of sentences about what stood out. In addition to objects used in sound sculptures, consider other areas…for example, found objects as percussion instruments, etc.
4. Found (sound) Media group, please read the readings below, and listen to some Cage.
Since you have slightly shorter readings/listenings, if you are in this group, please find three examples to post of contrasting pieces that use found media – so anything from radio, to internet, to film to TV, to sampled music including mashups, and etc. Go for variety! Post a couple of sentences for each.