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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Project Movie Scan


A winter project includes scanning old home movies that have been sitting idle for many years. I will be updating this post with information how it was done and impressions. The above is a home movie from my Aunt's collection of Super 8s. This one was at Expo 67 in Montreal. The crowd size makes me think this was 1967. I was there a couple years later when the crowd size was smaller but I was too young to remember it.



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Thursday, January 05, 2017
A Radio List

A collection of radio and podcast programs that feature sound art and experimental music.

Soundscape
http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/37 

Vital Weekly
http://www.vitalweekly.net/podcast.html

S.A.N.E Radio
https://ckuw.ca/programs/detail/the-s.a.n.e 

Chaud Pour Le Mont-Stone / Francis Et Les Exerciseurs
https://ckut.ca/en/content/chaud-pour-le-mont-stone-francis-et-les-exerciseurs 

Headphone Commute
https://reviews.headphonecommute.com/podcast/ 

Aural Tethers
http://www.cfru.ca/recordings/294 

(added 20170202)
Optic Echo Presents
https://xray.fm/shows/optic-echo-presents

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Saturday, December 31, 2016
some nice 2016 albums

Ashley Bellouin / Ballads
France Jobin / 29 Palms
Harry Bertoia / Sonambient Complete Collection
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani / FRKWYS Vol. 13_ Sunergy
Lambchop / FLOTUS
Lesley Flanigan / Hedera
La Sera / Music For Listening To Music To
Mats Gustafsson / Mg 50 - Peace & Fire
Marissa Nadler / Strangers
Mathieu Ruhlmann + Chris Strickland / This Heap is Greater Light
norah lorway / drone bølge
Olivia Block / Dissolution
Paul Jebanasam / Continuum
Sarah Davachi / Dominions
Thomas Brinkmann / A 1000 KEYS
Weyes Blood / Front Row Seat To Earth


Albums that caught my ear in 2016. I hear them while doing something else and STOP the doing part, rewind, and listen. The ones that really stand out, I make a point of listening to them more than a few times. 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ace Art 20160805


Irene Bindi




Rosa Reaper



Greenhouse




Angela Forget



An evening of sound art performances at Ace Art on 20160805. With so much else going on in the city on a Friday night it was good to see a nice size crowd.

Cameras used here ... BMPCC with a Pentax wide zoom lens. A Panasonic GM1 with a nice voigtlander 35mm, GM5 with an old takumar lens, and GX7 with Pentax Limited lenses. And a Olympus Air A01 using the Android app.

The rooms lights were LEDs I believe and they caused problems when shooting with the GX7's electronic shutter. I use the electronic shutter because it is silent. However it scans the camera sensor slower and the LEDs slow flicker causes banding in the image. I researched this a bit and the solution may be to use a very slow shutter speed or choose a shutter speed that syncs in multiples of 60. I have images at 1/50 that did not work. 1/60 seemed to work okay. But if the LEDs are on a dimmer then this still might be a problem.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
some nice 2015 albums

C Spencer Yeh Solo Voice I-X
Christopher Bissonnette Pitch, Paper & Foil
Faith Healer Cosmic Troubles
Thomas Brinkmann What You Hear (Is What You Hear)
VA Remembering Mountains _ Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton
Castle If Transmissions EP
Cold Catcher Guitar
Norah Lorway Future World
Ora Clementi Live at Issue Project Room
U.S. Girls Half Free
Basic Nature Circles and Lines
Colleen Green I Want to Grow Up
Death and Vanilla To Where the Wild Things Are
Ghost Twin Here We Are In The Night
Jessica Pratt On Your Own Love Again
Mette Henriette Mette Henriette
Olivia Block Aberration of Light
Rachel Grimes The Clearing
VA Another Kind of Language (2015)
Sarah Davachi Baron's Court
Hannah Cohen Pleasure Boy
loscil for Greta


Here are some albums that really caught my ear in 2015. Okay so some are EPs, long tracks, and Various Artists collections. Any one of these would be a pleasure hearing again. 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015



"Making long wires talk" says The Wire's 2015 archive release of the year - Ellen Fullman's The Long String Instrument. 

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Friday, August 28, 2015





As someone who has eaten chips with a smoked meat sandwich, I am undecided if this a good idea or not. 

Skip the sandwich and have chips with a salad?

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
 Smiling Cat
 

 













The white cat is always smiling. What better way to try out the new LAOWA macro lens.

With Panasonic GM1 and Olympus EP5.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015















New macro lens ... time to take a close up look at a dandelion in my back yard.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Project 32: sound from print suface












On going project with a paper surface and transducer speakers.

Some reference material: 
Tech Note: Understanding Exciters – Principles and Applications from Dayton Audio.
  

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Project 28. Digging out an engine.

Had to dig out an old car engine that was buried in the ground of a wooded area. The neighbour says the engine has been there over 30 years. Most likely it has been there 50 years.

It is surrounded by trees. How to get it out?


It was still attached to a frame, so I jacked it up. Bolted on some wheels and used a AC winch to slowly move it in a good direction.

It came out easier than expected. And better now than in a month when the growth, bugs, and poison ivy come out.

Anyone want a Ford "Flathead". Looks to be about 1950 era.  















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