Archives for the ‘listening to rocks’ Category

Human Frequency

The human brain [is] a station on the radio dial; parked in one spot, it is deaf to all the other stations… the animals, rocks, trees, simultaneously broadcasting across the whole spectrum of sentience. Dr. Leroy Little Bear https://albertaviews.ca/listening-to-stones/

Broken Hill

10.12.2020: Finally we are together-well, two of us, we are missing our third collaborator Linda, and that makes us feel a little incomplete!- in Broken Hill, on¬†Barkindji and Wiljakali country. JB travelled over from Central Vic to pick up VB in Adelaide and then we travelled north-east 500kms on the Barrier Highway to get here. […]

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Geophone

The Geophone is built and undergoing some last tests at Tactical Space Lab. The spectrograph readouts are looking beautiful. Josh Harle has done an amazing job on what he has called a James Bond villain kit.

geophone underway

Geophone construction is underway by the wonderful Josh Harles of Tactical Space Lab A geophone is a device that converts ground movement (velocity) into voltage. This one will be able to detect low frequencies, around 10Hz and convert that to data.  

07/10 meeting

We will collate a database of our sound recordings and compositions so far. VB will try using our sounds in Abelton for more midi synth. Perhaps we can compose a choir of rock sounds? JB & LD will record more sounds, including contact mic sounds of rocks under pressure and grinding or scraping. We like […]

sound from the ground

contact mic on concrete, much edited & slowed. Like a wave or a breath in a rock body

further experiments with geo sounding

Playing around with sound in ableton, further to thinking about machine learning. I made a simple keyboard synth loaded with sounds converted from images (rock rubbings from the goldfields area, rocks from Hallet cove). The first result was the following piece. This piece was made using only 2 sounds, one from rocks in the goldfield […]

image > midi

A couple of experiments using images as midi information, playing through a synth. We will look more at this, particularly using our own sounds gathered via geophone and other recording methods to create a “rock synth”. Very interested in machine learning, wondering if we can use certain machine learning platforms trained on geosounds (like deepmind […]

rock sounds

Recordings from rock against body