27 October, 2005

clean your ears

The Quiet American curates one-minute vacations on his amazing website.

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"Surely you can spare a minute to clean your ears? Take a one-minute vacation from the life you are living.

One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else."
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This Monday, October 24th, The QA features a recording I made a couple of weeks ago. If you've read my previous post, you'll know that I was lucky enough to attend The Third Coast Festival in Chicago last weekend. What you may not know is that Quiet American aka Aaron Ximm was the first audio artist/producer/documentarian to get me to think differently about sound/noise. At Third Coast, he talked to an attentive group (myself included) about appreciating sound for "non-pragmatic" purposes. He loves listening to the world for the sake of listening; not necessarily using field recordings to further conventional narrative as is often done in most of the things I post on this blog. He spoke very articulately about his life in sound while still saying things like, "brain dump." It was an honor to finally meet him.


You can listen to his beautiful memories in sound here

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