Transforming a pulse stream into a variety of rainfall sounds: "Hurricane Under a Tarp" (starting at 0:02), "Rain On a Tin Shack" (starting at 0:40), "Carwash" (starting at 0:54), "Gutter Dripping on a Metal Plate" (starting at 1:12), "Rapidly Heating Pipes" (starting at 1:27) and finally "Storm At Sea" (starting at 2:03).
The tone source in this patch is the Telharmonic's Noise output, fed into a QMMG VCA, opened by Maths Ch. 4 and sent through a band pass filter (QMMG Ch. 3 and 4 in high and low pass filter modes respectively). This is then passed into Clouds (in Clocked Delay mode) and from there to the Erbe-Verb, which does most of the heavy lifting.
The DPO (in LFO mode), Wogglebug, Pressure Points and Maths (Ch. 1) all provide modulation, and TEMPI supplies the timing information.
**Please listen with headphones or good speakers**
This film is a document from the 'Sounding Gdansk' workshop held during the Soundplay festival in June of 2014. The Festival was curated by Krzysztof Topolski and organized by CCA Laznia of Gdansk.
The workshop aimed to understand the role that sound plays within the social and architectural spaces of urban life. Through a continuous series of observations, exercises and artistic interventions, we worked with sound in a way that reveals the inherent interconnected relationship between a given context and the activities that take place. We used this as a frame to help define an ‘acoustic identity’ of a place with our own observations, actions and use of materials. The dimensions of these sonic possibilities are as varied as the architectural and social contexts of today’s urban environments.
The structure of the film is based on a comparative typology, looking at specific locations from different perspectives, either through materials, actions, proximity to sound sources and/or times of the day.
Special thanks to the dedicated group of participants in the workshop and to CSW Łaźnia for hosting me for the festival. soundplay.eu/en