Saturday, 3 April 2021

Snippets.earth

Few days ago I (or the sound I recorded) became a part of Snippets.earth project. This is an experimental sound map project, comprising a collaborative map of the world filled with audio snippets of 30 seconds or less. I chose a sound effect of a spinning top from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg toy. A friend of mine has a large collection of 4000+ Kinder toys. The sound is recorded for an upcoming experimental documentary film about collectors and their collection. I find it unique as a sound and as a part of my city since this is the biggest collection in this area, maybe in the whole country as well. Below is the project description written by the project creator:

Snippets.earth is a project which aims to answer the question; given a map of the world and 30 seconds to record audio, what will people create? In doing so, what can we learn about the relationship between place and sound and how has it has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic? And finally - does a stringent time limitation result in more engaging audio content, just as shortform video content continues to supplant traditional media? Snippets.earth is a final year Capstone project created by Eoin Blunnie, who studies English Literature and Music at Trinity College Dublin.


https://snippets.earth/




Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Until We Travel

This month I participated in a new field recording project called Until We Travel. It's goal is to analyze the sounds of traveling during the Covid-19 pandemic. The atmosphere was recorded on Friday morning at Autobuska stanica Kragujevac (main bus station). Friday is usually the busiest day of the week in Kragujevac, students are going home for the weekend, people travel for a short 3-day holiday, especially now in March for skiing. But, today is a day before the partial lockdown. On Saturday and Sunday only food stores, gas stations and pharmacies will work. Everything else will be closed - restaurants, mountain resorts, cinemas, shopping malls, schools... People have to stay at home. It will be a rainy weekend so no one travels for a nature trip neither. Only two buses were at the station, both with engines running on idle, which could be heard on recording. Few people are waiting for their buses, it is very quiet and scary. 10 years ago when I was studying in another city and traveling back home on Fridays for the weekend the situation was so much different. Endless lines of people waiting for their buses, noise, engine loudness, crowd talking. This atmosphere was recorded with Shure VP88 microphone and Sound Devices MixPre 6 II recorded, 32 bit 192 kHz. Below is the project description written by the project creator:

Almost a year has passed since the first global Covid-19 lockdowns, and the world of travel changed completely for us all. Until We Travel is the biggest ever showcase of the sounds of travel from all over the world. From the roar of aircraft engines to the hubbub of a busy railway station, the project functions as both a record of how much the sounds of our world have changed in the past 12 months, and a celebration of a potential return to a world in which we’re able to travel to new places and visit and connect with loved ones once again. We’re looking for artists all over the world to remix and reimagine the sounds of travel, using their own experiences, memories and emotional responses to travelling (especially in the current times) as inspiration. We have a database of travel sounds from all over the world ready to be recomposed, ranging from crowds gathering pre-pandemic in the world’s airports and train stations to the visceral, kinetic sounds of travel themselves – and sounds demonstrating how Covid-19 has changed how we travel in the present day. 


https://citiesandmemory.com/travel/ 


Thursday, 28 May 2020

Mass Files / Ambient Isolation / #StayHomeSounds

The Covid-19 virus changed the world in 2020. I was invited to participate as a sound recordist in three different, yet similar projects called Mass Files, Ambient Isolation and #StayHomeSounds, created by Veronika Spierenburg, Alastair Sirkett and Stuart Fowkes. The idea was to capture the sounds of a lockdown all over the globe. 21st century sounds of urban areas are mostly consist of modern technology noise - transportation, air conditioners, various machines... When people locked themselves inside to not get infected, many of those sounds disappeared and we were able to hear silence, for a first time in many years. Silence is different all over the world, so click on the links below to hear the sounds of lockdown in various cities across the globe. 

https://massfiles.net/

https://www.ambientisolation.com/

https://citiesandmemory.com/covid19-sounds/

Descriptions below are taken from project websites:

Mass Files is an ongoing archive of auditory urban landscapes captured around the globe. Professional sound recordists and artists were invited to capture a selection of their surroundings in sound of around 30 minutes in duration. Sound constructs political narratives – it highlights the invisible, the unheard, the wandering and the weak. Mass Files is a sensory exercise, a pause of unspecified length. This self-initiated project relies on donations for pursuing ideas and compensating contributors.

 

Ambient Isolation - This project started as an way of helping to continue our audio creativity in these strange and isolated times and to keep a record of the sonic changes that have occurred in our environment due to the global lockdown. I live centrally in London and as our movement has being restricted, I have enjoyed the city background noise noticeably reducing and the dawn chorus become more apparent. So much so that I set out to build a library of these quieter ambiences before they disappear, possibly never to return. I thought I would ask people to share recordings of their current exterior atmospheres so we could build a sonic library of this historical period in our history.

 

#StayHomeSounds - With countless communities and countries around the world entering lockdown and social distancing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is at present a very different place. We know that – along with sounds – everyone has their own story to tell. Sounds are particularly fascinating right now, as with so much of our lives in lockdown, the world hasn’t sounded quite like this during our lifetimes – whether it’s something simple like less traffic, or how you can hear more birdsong and wildlife, through to how people are coming together through song and music. We hope that through the project we can share a little bit of not just how it sounds as we all adjust to a new way of living, but how it feels at this unique moment.



Friday, 28 December 2018

Soundkrampf - Weg EP

My new EP on Feel Decimal Black with great remixes by DGNRK and Random Ime. The main melody I had on my mind for a long time, but it took me so much time to sit and transform it into a song. I wish I have time and passion as when I was a teenager. I didn't know much about sound and mix, but I worked everyday. Now when I know (almost) everything, I don't have that much time, and I keep mixing songs over and over again... So one song per year, that is current ratio. I hope it will rise in 2019.




Soundkrampf - Weg EP [FDB020] / Feel Decimal Black 28.12.2018.

Soundkrampf - Weg
Soundkrampf - Weg ( Random Ime rmx )
Soundkrampf - Weg ( DGNRK rmx )

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Soundkrampf - Gegend EP

My debut EP on Feel Decimal Black brings two dub techno songs with deep house elements. Even though I moved to another city, my hometown is still my favorite place to be, with family, friends and the rest of the FDB crew. These two songs were inspired with my hometown and my neighborhood, emotions which cannot be said, but only heard through the music.



Soundkrampf - Gegend EP [FDB006] / Feel Decimal Black 1.12.2017.

  • Soundkrampf - Gegend
  • Soundkrampf - Heimatstadt

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Gegend was selected for VA - Birthday Compilation, Part 1 [FDB014] compilation on Feel Decimal Black, released 27.7.2018.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Dimitri Skouras - Art craft ( Soundkrampf rmx )



New remix I made for my dear friend Dimitri Skouras. It is a combination of deep house and dub techno and it took me 2 months to finish it because I had many more projects that I was doing at the same time. But at the end, I am very satisfied how it sounds!

Dimitri Skouras - Art Craft [COS122] / Cloud Of Silence 26.1.2017.

  • Dimitri Skouras - Art craft
  • Dimitri Skouras - Art craft ( Soundkrampf rmx )

Discogs

Dimitri Skouras - Art craft ( Soundkrampf rmx ) was selected for VA - 26 Abstract Side Of Progressive: Multibundle [MBVA0055] compilation on Multibundle, released 22.4.2017.

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Soundkrampf - Kopfschmerzen



Kopfschmerzen is single I released on Happy Days Records from Bečej, Serbia. I like domestic labels and want to support them, so I am also in talk with few others to release some of my other unsigned songs there. This dub techno song is made for clubs, I hope I'll hear it there.

Soundkrampf - Kopfschmerzen [HDR178] / Happy Days Records 1.8.2016.
  •  Soundkrampf - Kopfschmerzen

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Kopfschmerzen was selected for VA - 5th Birthday Compilation [HDRFB05] compilation on Happy Days Records, released 4.3.2017.

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