started with introductions and a discussion (or at least mention) of animal sounds we found captivating including: non-mammal burps, bird song, frog calls, and chirps... in disguise.
Henry kicked the night off with audio inspired by Howl.
That lead to a conversation about a possible future DCLL instrument building workshop (interested??) and the delights of making an electric cello, or perhaps a more accessible
noise box and/or cigar box guitar.
Discussions expanded into an exploration of creative uses for pickups
(piezo pickups are easy to solder two leads to anything)
Penelope shared audio from a drill rig recorded in Ajax, Ontario, and that launched us into conversations of mic'ing slinkies.
Tanya mentioned meeting Penelope at the Sound Girls Conference and that led to talk about how the recording reminded some of Luigi Russolo, who was an Italian futurist who predicted people would make music with "noises"
That led to a suggestion that we all check out Music for 16 Futurists! (links courtesy of Henry).
A delightful evening was had by Penelope, Henry, Jocelyn, Lusen, Stella, Marika, Tanya and Steve (and some guy with a vacuum who shall not be named).
We are looking forward to our May Listening Lounge! If you want a prompt to inspire some fresh audio work for May, try “outrage” as suggested by Marika. There is plenty to draw from.
Bring your audio to share!
Looking forward to listening with you soon.DCLL