Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Locally Toned

Teresa Foley came to Berlin, and conducted a live recording session for her project, Locally Toned, which she also presented during the workshop. Locally Toned involves recording sounds that relate to specific locations and turning them into ringtones that are available to the public free of charge. I brought along my induction coil and the rewired insides of a CD player, and used them to make my tones. There is a video of the workshop where I pop up between 4:18 and 4:56, though I must say that my favorite part is the short bit at 5.50. Also, I am the proud new owner of the orange Magnus Organ which makes an appearance in the video and on the site. After the workshop, I thought about Teresa's question: What does Berlin sound like?  I came up with a few ideas, and we set out for a day of field recording. You can hear all the tones that we captured on the Locally Toned website, as well as read more detailed information on the Locally Toned blog. I make an appearance in her August 4th, 5th, and 17th blog entries.

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