What we see is dictated by what we hear

“What we see is dictated by what we hear. You can verify this by a simple experiment. Turn off the sound track on your television set and use an arbitrary recorded sound track from your tape recorder: street sounds . . music . . conversation. . recordings of other TV programs, radio et cetera. You will find that the arbitrary sound track seems to be appropriate . . people running for a bus in Piccadilly with a sound track of machine-gun fire looks like 1917 Petrograd. You can extend the experiment by using material that is more or less appropriate to the image track. For example take a political speech on TV shut off sound track and substitute another speech you have prerecorded . . hardly tell the difference . . isn’t much . . Record the sound track of one Danger Man spy program and substitute for another . . Try it on your friends and see if they can’t tell the difference.”

The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs.

Framework Radio #503: 2015.03.15 [blanca rego]

Today Framework Radio has published #503: 2015.03.15 [blanca rego], which is my third rain remix—the first one is unpublished, the second one was made for Détour.

In this case, all sound recordings are from Galicia (mainly A Coruña) and Catalunya (mainly Barcelona), the two places were I’ve lived during long periods of time—in fact, the podcast starts with a recording made at my childhood/teenage bedroom and ends with a recording made at one of my last places at Barcelona, the only flat where I’ve lived alone.

You can listen to the podcast and find more information about it at Framework Radio.

Thanks to:
Patrick McGinley | Iago González | Chiu Longina | Marco Maril | Carlos Suárez | Justin Bennett | Philippe Faujas | Pedro Montesinos | Pablo Sanz | Mikel R. Nieto

What does the internet sound like?

“The digital universe keeps expanding, from the desk and the laptop to our mobile screens and beyond. Wired objects, buildings and city streets are part of our daily landscape, a chaotic and noisy electronic environment where fiber optics and radio waves intersect and connect everything to everything else.

While we speak of clouds and are invisibly linked to them, a vast and heavy infrastructure is needed to support the internet: from transoceanic submarine cables to large data centers on the edge of town, from servers and robots to call center and factory workers. Global capitalism makes noise. When so many of the world’s decision processes are hidden from view, or recombined and filtered through the 24 hour news cycle, what is the role of sound in understanding contemporary politics?

How can we decipher, reveal, or keep the world’s secrets by listening to its digital communication system?

Computers talk to each other all the time, in code and in voltage, almost telepathically and at the speed of light. This is a conversation that excludes those of us unable to read between the lines or who are deaf to this soft music. To live in the world today is to be surrounded by a constant humming, the body electric, the senses extended and transformed by all that we own, all that we have built. We live inside the machines.

What does it sound like?

Selected works will be broadcast and streamed by stress.fm between 30 of November and 1 of December 2013.”

Radio – Osso


_blank // Barcelona, Spain
Aline Dufat // London, United Kingdom
ARTxFM // Louisville, Kentucky USA
Carlo Patrão // Portugal
Elisabetta Senesi // Florence, Italy
Estelle Rosenfeld // Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Fernando Fadigas // Lisboa, Portugal
Jan Van Den Dobbelsteenr // Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Jeff Kolar // Chicago, USA
Jenni Stammeier // Helsinki, Finland
Joanne Lam // Toronto, Canada
João Bento // Lisboa, Portugal
John Barber // Vancouver, USA
K. Novotny // Łódź, Poland
Kevin Logan // United Kingdom
Kristiana Clemens // Kingston – Canada
Luke Eldridge // Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Marcus Neves // Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brasil
Mark Hardy // Chicago, IL, USA
Matt Warren // Hobart, Australia
Miguel Lucas Mendas // Lisboa, Portugal
Osvaldo Cibils // Trento, Italia
Peter Lenaerts // Brussels, Belgium – Sydney, Australia
Random Order // San Francisco, California – London, United Kingdom
Salomé Coelho // Paris, France
Sierra Mitchell // Chicago, Illinois, USA
Simon Serc / Pharmafabrik // Slovenia
Tom White // London, United Kingdom
Virginie @ OSX // Odemira, Portugal


• Music For ‘The Dead Man 2: Return Of The Dead Man’ (1995)

• Hyperobject-1 (2013) [listen]

• Welcome Oblivion (2013)
How to Destroy Angels

• Village Storm (2011) [listen]
Lawrence M. Barker [Sonic Fields]

• Tawharanui Rain (2010) [listen]
Nature Sounds of NZ

Radio Web Macba: Component amb processos: Perspectives sobre música generativa i de sistemes #8.2 (Keith Fullerton Whitman Nadra Phalanx & Michael von Hausswolff Cairo IV (undone)) (2013) [listen]

The Pentaki Slopes (2012)
Kangding Ray

• The Place Beyond the Pines Original Score (2013) [listen]
Mike Patton

Mantle (2013)

• Out of the Ordinary: Episode 2 (2013) [listen]


• Touch Radio 59 | Ghost of Gnathonemus Petersii (2011) [listen]
Phantom Airwaves

• You are listening to Montréal [listen]

• Dead Man’s Bones (2009)
Dead Man’s Bones

• It Took Several Wives (1982)

• ID

• The Radius Episode 01: Michael Woody “Numbers Station 1 & 2” [listen]
Michael Woody

• The Radius Episode 02: Margaret Noble “Frakture: George Orwell’s Novel “1984” Remixed” [listen]
Margaret Noble

• Tender Prey
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

A series of blips

“I was tracking radio waves from deep space. For years, we heard nothing but static, and then, one night, a series of blips. You know what defines intelligence? The ability to create patterns.”

Nip/Tuck (Season 5, Episode 7: Dr. Joshua Lee) by Ryan Murphy