Thanks to Elisa and Kyle for hosting last month.
No Sept lounge. We'll be back in action October 10th at Slammer's house.
For your audio fix this month check out this great listening event on Wednesday!
Fall Listening Events at the Goethe-Institut
Wednesday, September 13, 7 – 8:30 pm
“Every Time A Ear Di Soun”
WPFW in the spotlight at documenta 14
With Katea Stitt, Interim Program Director
In August, Washington’s Pacifica station WPFW-FM (a neighbor and partner of the Goethe-Institut) provided hours of daily and archival programming for a special project of the international art show, documenta 14, which took place this year in Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece. Other stations featured at this year’s documenta included broadcasters from Indonesia, Germany, Brazil, Cameroon, and Lebanon. In this evening’s “Hear Now” presentation, Katea Stitt talks about her experience with documenta and presents audio contributed to this international project.
August Lounge Highlights (courtesy of Elisa):
Lots of new folks came after learning about DCLL at Sound Scene. Yay!
Icebreaker question: what's the weirdest/funniest phone call you've ever gotten? (got a little freeform)
Deb: making prank calls as a teen
Anne: was a victim of prank calls
Bird: accidentally received many calls for Supercuts, scheduled appointments anyway
Ted: no funny calls
Martin: practiced Spanish
David: 3 out of 3 NASA astronauts prefer mint chocolate chip ice cream
Dave: wrong-number texts from Colombian family, watched them grow up
Elisa: received call from Howard Stern, hung up
Andrea: thought the cruise offered to her on the phone was a scam, actually went to Bahamas
Jocelyn: WhatsApp calls at 5 am
TJ: crank calling Japanese record shops
Elise: tricked her boss into thinking FBI was onto him re: tennis racket homicide via voicemail
Stella: serial voicemail saver
Kyle: home phone one digit off from Blockbuster
Sara: tribulations with evil Mrs. Claus while working as an elf
Bond: Billy Joel fanatic
Karen: real (Kyle lost his train of thought)
Rene: MLB umpire dreams dashed
Bond shared a song by A R I Z O N A, who he first heard at Lollapalooza.
Deb played her audio postcard created with recordings from Sound Scene X, featuring sounds of bongos, accordion, many voices, guitar + more. She also brought party favors: credit card-sized devices to record and play back ~30 seconds of audio.
Elisa played an audio collage from a citizenship ceremony that took place at the Folklife Festival, "The Star-Spangled Banner (Folklife Remix)." Dave helped master it.
TJ played an original piece entitled "Trace's Emerald Alley", and expressed his joy for looping short musical phrases for an extended period of time. You'll have to be around him to hear the piece, as he does not put his music online!
Rene asked, "What does a tree sound like?" to his arborist neighbor. We all got to find out through the audio piece he put together of the interview. From solid wood to decaying wood, the interview offered a glimpse into the world of "sounding" a tree.
David played his dream-inspired original funk song about sports journalist Howard Cosell (work in progress, still needs drums). We talked about the possibilities of lucid dreaming.
Kyle, upon hearing David's recording, remembered that we saw him play violin at the Phillips Collection, improvising songs about paintings on the wall, and that he had recorded it on his phone. We listened, but David couldn't remember which paintings they were inspired by.