The prompt for introductions was to share a sound that made you smile in the last week.
· Lisette A., executive producer of Stormfire Productions, shared that she has been listening to the Digital Folklore Podcast, and the designed monster sounds have been making her smile
· Claire H., linguist and translator shared two things that have made her smile recently: laughter that cuts through the din of everyday life and ukuleles, particularly the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
· Toby M., author and filmmaker, shared that he’s been inspired by Italian music from 1970’s cinema, particularly the Italian progressive rock band Goblin
· Barry S., sound artist and field recordist, shared that he’s been enjoying the sound of birds on long walks, especially woodpeckers
· Wilfredo M., musician and sound engineer, shared that he has been smiling to lo-fi video game music
· Deb E., sound engineer, smiled to the sound of a tuning bowl played while placed on a timpani drum
Lisette shared a piece from her latest podcast series, Tales from the Hearth, called The Wedding Gift. We discussed the idea of boosting creativity through restriction.
Barry performed electronically processed music with resonating bells and plates (“chromatic Gamelan plates”) and experimental processors (drifting memory station).
Toby shared a 2-minute narrated clip he created focused on illegal drug production.
Deb shared a 5-minute sound story that features a mandolin player who makes a new friend.
Looking forward to Listening Lounge in March!