1. Como señala Efrén Cuevas en su obra ‘El hombre sin la cámara: El cine de Alan Berliner’, en la “tradición de las películas de montaje encontrado en la que la experimentación formal va con frecuencia unida a una pretensión de denuncia social o política” y permitió reconocer en la doble faceta de Berliner de “coleccionista de imágenes y sonidos y de montador o editor” a un “inteligente reciclador de imágenes” que desplegaría su extraordinario virtuosismo formal.

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  2. Robert Ashley discusses his opera, "The Old Man Lives in Concrete."

    "The Old Man Lives in Concrete" is epic and novel-like in its scope, its songs and interludes equalling more than 10 hours all told. At Roulette, Mr. Ashley's ensemble performed a 4 hour version, spread across 2 nights. Here we see excerpts from it's second half and culmination. In this episode, Mr. Ashley speaks about the musical aspects of his text, and how the pace of "The Old Man Lives in Concrete" compares to some of his other operas like "Dust" and "Celestial Excursions." We discuss the sad state of support for new opera, or new narrative work at all... And as usual, we conclude with the question "Why make music?"

    Robert Ashley, a distinguished figure in American contemporary music, holds an international reputation for his work in new forms of opera and multi-disciplinary projects. His recorded works are acknowledged classics of language in a musical setting. He pioneered opera-for-television with such revolutionary pieces as Music with Roots in the Aether , a 14-hour opera/documentary about the work and ideas of seven American composers and Perfect Lives , an opera in seven half-hour episodes commissioned by the Kitchen and broadcast in Britain, Germany, Austria, Spain, and the US. Distinctly original in style, and distinctly American in their subject matter and use of the American language, Ashley's work is "so vast in their vision that they are comparable only to Wagner's Ring cycle or Stockhausen's seven-evening Licht cycle. In form and content, in musical, vocal, literary and media technique, they are, however, comparable to nothing else" (The Los Angeles Times).

    Libretto, Music and Direction: Robert Ashley
    Singers: Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara and Robert Ashley
    Electronic orchestra: Robert Ashley
    Mixing and live electronics: Tom Hamilton

    Aired on rTV: 2013
    Performance: April 25-28, 2012
    Produced by Jim Staley
    Directed by Matt Mehlan
    Edited by Wolf Daniel

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  3. This tutorial shows how to calibrate your edit suite or home studio to 79db, a standard reference level for audio work for film and television.

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  4. 24-bit/96kHz Royalty-free Sound Design Collection

    Kyma Ambiences [USO003] is the third sound effects bundle created by Matteo Milani. The generation of these “Artificial Reality Ambiences” starts entirely in Symbolic Sound Kyma from the processing of white and pink noise by filtering – in the time/spectral domains – and convolving these sources with custom FM, additive, formant and granular synthesis.

 The composition’s resource of sound material is drawn solely from these processed stochastic sound elements: coloured noise is a raw material already full of life and can be sculpted into a variety of temporal forms, movements and textures. The interaction with Kyma was typical of a composer who explored a device’s potential for sound transformation like a musical instrument. The goal was to obtain an organic and acoustic quality using only a restricted sound source, in order to evoke real spatial characteristics attached to each invented sound.

    The sound effects collection is published @ 96kHz (native), plus a budget version @ 48kHz (resampled). “Kyma Ambiences vol.1” is not only available in these two packages, but also as dual-layer separated “Elements”, suitable for recombinant stratification, varispeed and spatial positioning in the surround field (for a total of 112 files @ 96kHz).


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  5. frequencies (a) is a sound performance/installation combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoids that hits the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a not-quite-minimal sound and light composition.

    • nicolas bernier: audiovisual composition, concept, performance, programmation, technical design and some electronics
    • olivier lefebvre: techical design
    • laurent loison: fabrication


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