(Notes courtesy of George- thank you!)
Thanks to Susanne for hosting.
Attendees: Amy, Bodhan, Bond, Elias, George, Kristen, Michaela, Niko, Sonia, Susanne
Rabbits: Joanne and Julian
Prompt: Favorite Sound of Winter
Amy—the crackling sound of a fireplace, even from a television yule log. Note: Tuesday nights are not good for DCLL meetings for her.
Elias—the sound of ice cracking during the wintertime.
Michaela—recalled being able to hear the sound of snow falling on itself like a quiet pad when she lived near a horse meadow.
Bond—the sound of trains rolling as they take you home for the holidays.
George—the sound of skis or snowboards hitting the snow and scratching against ice during winter ski season.
Bohdan—first memory of being in a refugee camp of the loudspeakers during Winter.
Niko—the HVAC system in his place is old. The heat when it turns on starts off quiet and then explodes into a loud noise after the furnace clicks on.
Kristen—recalls working in a coffeeshop when there was a huge snowstorm, and remembers the lively sound of people settling into the shop getting warm and taking shelter.
Sonia—the sounds of icicles shivering…the sound clanking against aluminum.
Susanne—loves the sound of snow crunching in boots, which can be replicated by flour in plastic bags on a foley stage. She also mentioned that we have a very different winter experience in North America than people in the Southern Hemisphere.
Bond played a parody of Foster The People called “Comprehensible” b by Hot Chocolate Party
Elias played Kaitlin Prest of the CBC’s piece “The Heart”
Kristen played a recording of Micil Quinn telling a story at a festival in Ireland about a man who lost his eye in Mulligan Chapel entitled "Tights."
Michaela played the sound of a Bull Elk bugling at Yellowstone park from a NPS website sound library.
Niko suggested checking out the work of Jennifer Jarret an archivist who does field recording and Acoustic Atlas.
Amy played audio from a Nat Geo article called "Mice argue about infidelity." The pitch is ultrasonic and outside of normal human hearing.
Sonia played the sounds of a radiator recorded at a hotel in LA.
George would also like to state for the record that he (no joke) heard Brian Eno’s Music for Airports 1 playing at the local Subway sandwich shop where he stopped that evening before the lounge. As one of the first “ambient” recordings labeled as part of that genre, it seemed a rather esoteric choice for the franchise.