Save the date for the NEXT Listening Lounge.
Thursday September 12, 2019
Details coming soon.
July Lounge Highlights (thanks to Aditi for taking notes!)Icebreaker Q - What is a sound that you associate with comfort? OR Pick a wildcard question from the basket
Aditi - Sound of rain
Troy - Cat purring
Stef - Boiling Kettle
Becca - Bird Noises in the morning
Minahil - Crickets at night
Roger - Lines clattering against masts - sailboats at dawn
Barry - (WILDCARD QUESTION) ‘How did you get here” - took the metro and walked
Zack - WILDCARD Q - What’s something you’ve done recently that was risky? In December, he sailed down a skycraper in Bolivia face first ?!
Deb - When Deb’s son’s breathing changes to sleep breathing
Bond - Laughter
Mina - Fountain in front of her apartment building
Tyler - WILDCARD Q - What would you eliminate from your daily life? Period between waking up and feeling awake
Joey - podcasts
Julia - Waves crashing
Chris - Sizzling food on a stove
Rene - Bell on a bouy noise
Ilana - Crunch of footsteps on gravel
Parth - Popcorn in a microwave
Naina - the ocean at night, when the waves are crashing
Lizzie - missed icebreaker =(
Roman - missed icebreaker =(
Intro to listening lounge - Rene - listening lounge is long running, community audio collective,
THE ONLY RULE IS KEEP IT UNDER 6 MINUTES
- Rene - Went to radio boot camp in Brooklyn - the prompt was to talk about alter egos - Rene finished making this piece in a weekend!
We talked about
- Alter egos in metal
- Did Rene change his voice - he wants to make sure he sounds natural, -Tips for not sounding robotic.
Bond - It’s important to consider who the audience is when factoring in what your narration voice and tone is like - who are you trying to connect with?
2. Bond - Works with Sirius XM in their music programming department, he usually shares a piece of music that feels relevant to him or important to him. Bond is being relocated to LA for his job - and is thinking a lot about his relationships and time in DC. AUDIO: Youtube channel gamegrumps - two guys playing video games and chatting with each other. They have a show at the Warner Theatre that is coming up - and their final show is coming up (bond is attending).
Dan and Aaron from the show are from east coast (Bond is from east coast too!) and they live in LA now. These dudes are having a good time, as east coast transplants - and they signify to Bond that there is a lot to be excited for in his move to the west coast.
3. Minahil - discussed idea for “Listening Chorus”
4. Tyler - talked about and shared oral history - tends towards less produced, raw audio.
Trip to NY with dad - dad lived in NY until he was 6 or 8, then moved to Florida where Tyler was born. Tyler's cousins would go to NY with their grandparents.
AUDIO - recording of Tyler and his dad walking through his dad’s old NY neighborhood, and finding his dad’s old home and school.
AUDIO: original musical composition.
6. Roger -
AUDIO: recording of rainstorm,
recording of sound of the metro rail.
FUTURE PLANS: Brainstorming about how to jam with PRX's new DC Pod Garage! Planning meeting coming soon. Reply to DCListeningLounge@gmail.com to get involved!