Disquiet Junto Project 0314: Cold Start
The Assignment: Record the sound of ice in a glass and make something of it.
short piece of recordings of ice taken from 4 different locations just outside of boston, in somerville, ma, which is my current place of residence. recently we were hit with a cyclone bomb that left over a foot of snow in some places. work was closed, events were canceled, cars were buried, and sidewalks transfigured into canyon like paths of the indian jones variety. for this piece, it was clear to me that i wanted to acquire the ice from the remnants of this recent storm, and found it a great opportunity to muse over the changes in locational materiality. the disquiet junto has always been an important vehicle push process open the flood doors of creativity. this must have been my first disquiet junto, nearly 4 years ago. just as icicle remnants fall into the slush near a dug out hydrant, this piece allows me to reflect on what as changed, how i am changing, and how my perception of the environment is an important part of that process.
recordings made with binarual microphones, a pair of Usi’s, and a sony PCM10. what you hear is a collection of the mapped soundwalk around my block, the ice samples moving about the container during the walk, and the ice samples inside a half gallon glass jar.
location1_ice sheet under snow, atop a stone wall
location2_icicle-like bit from a rain gutter
location3_sample from large ice chunk from the roadside
location4_icicle-like bit near fire hydrant
manipulations done in cecilia5 and ableton.