#CreativeUtah: Found Sound
This week for our #CreativeUtah challenge, we're asking you to listen, really listen to the sounds around you. The idea is to put a sort of frame around a moment of audio - something commonplace or rare - and record it. Since the industrial revolution, mechanical and technical sounds have become part of our world and part of the art of experimental music composers. We asked musicologist Jeremy Grimshaw how modern composers have used found sound and what to listen for when you're recording your own.
Capture your sound and share it across social media with #CreativeUtah.
Jeremy Grimshaw is Associate professor of music at Brigham Young University and an Associate Dean in their College of Fine Arts and Communication. He's the author of Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young [Indiebound|Amazon]
From the podcast:
- Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint / Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny [Amazon]
- John Cage: 4'33" / Julie Steinberg [Amazon]
- Alvin Lucier: I am Sitting in a Room [Amazon]
- Watch the film NOTES ON BLINDNESS in our favorites section at VideoWest.
This weeks challenge reminded of us of an audio postcard that former KUER reporter Maria Titze (now O'Mara) made back in March of 1998. She captured the sound of spring's arrival here in Salt Lake City, and wondered if every season has its own sound.