The next DC Listening Lounge will be on Tuesday March 15th.
Hope you will come out to listen.
(Please see below for highlights from our Feb lounge- offers an audio glimpse of the fun we get up to each month).
On March 15th : Please bring any combination of food, drink, friends and/or audio to share (please limit clips to under 6 minutes duration).
When: Tuesday March 15th
Location: Ginger & Teague's house
A Street NE
Questions? Please email through this site for details!
Closest metro: Stadium-Armory (10 min walk-use north exit, It has a sign that says "stadium this way")
D6, 96/97, B2 all stop a few blocks from the house.
X2 is about a 15 min walk.
March 22nd our sister group Hear Now presents "Audio in the Streets" DCLL member Jocelyn Frank presents highlights from her recent experience at the HearSay Festival, an international, community-integrated, audio arts festival in Kilfinane, Ireland.
A Takoma Radio Show- Yours!
Want to host your own radio show? Apply to make it a reality. Community radio station Takoma Radio is taking applications. Check out the details here.
Want to support Takoma Radio while scoring some awesome stuff in the process? Attend the station's auction. March 5th. RSVP on the Facebook event page.
February Highlights (Courtesy of Kyle. Thanks for hosting Kyle and for sharing this recap.)
"We had a great session, and all the bits of audio seemed to flow nicely into one another. The weather turned in our favor, and I think 10 or 11 people were here.
We started off with Alex. He shared a John Giorno performance of a talking piece called "I Want It, I Don't Got It, and You Cheated Me of It". It was a 25 minute monologue (of which we only listened to about 4) of coherent ranting to comical nonsense, and everything in between. What made it sonically interesting, and more compelling of a message, was that he had recorded a performance of the piece 3 or 4 times over, on top of doing the live reading in front of an audience. So it got hectic but remained comical. Here's the link to that: John Giorno -- "I Don't Need It, I Don't Want It, and You Cheated Me Out Of It" John Giorno -- "I Don't Need It, I Don't Want It, and Yo...View on www.youtube.com
Next, Neal presented a wonderful piece that he "composed" a few years back. As part of some weekly compositional challenge he was a part of, he was given prompts every Thursday and had to have a audio piece completed by the following Monday. This particular prompt was a long written phrase. Neal didn't recall the original phrase, but what he had done with the phrase was he typed it into his computer's equivalent of a Microsoft Sam or some generated voice of that sort. Once he had the recording of his computer reading the text, he entered the text into google talk, and repeated these steps (as best I understand it) until what he was getting out of the google talk was a completely bizarre and mangled version of the original phrase. Combined with some great music also composed under some algorithm, his piece was really intriguing. https://soundcloud.com/vanwinkletunes/lost-in-translation
Then Bond was inspired to play an interesting clip of the Emergency Broadcast Network, a video called "Comply". Provocative looping to create, in Bond's words, Orwellian atmosphere. It's particularly impressive being made in the 90s, prior to easy-to-use-software and youtube, etc. EBN - Comply EBN - Comply View on www.youtube.com
I then put on a contrarily relaxing field recording that I captured on my iPhone from a recent trip to Martinique in the Caribbean. The recording is a five minute walk down a road that paralleled a river, and features a few buzzing bugs and some other critters and sounds.
Micky then followed up with 3 episodes from his 2 minute podcast series called "Sidewalks". The first featured a scene of shoveling snow, the second was a story being relayed of a friend's sister playing with an earthworm when she was a child, and the third was a recording of children reciting the preamble to the constitution. All really captivating bits of narrative. He's uploading an episode every day this month, and you can find the episodes at sidewalks.xyz.
Lastly, Teague played a minute long iphone recording of a sound that he first described as a boat at see, but later revealed it was actually just wind rustling a bamboo grove in Koreshan Park in Florida. Don't have a clip!
Anyways, hope this makes you feel like you were here. Hope to see you next time!"