I have been searching for sounds to work with.
Sound can be a stimulus.
Sound can form a backing to a performance.
Sound can be the performance.
A generic and a questionable source from Wikipedia suggests:
“A soundscape is a sound or combination of sounds that forms or arises from an immersive environment.” (1)
However, another unreliable source from Wikipedia suggests a soundscape is not:
“[an] acoustic environment [as this] is the combination of all the acoustic resources within a given area – natural sounds and human-caused sounds – as modified by the environment.”(2)
Here are two specific soundscapes / acoustic environments that I have accumulated.
Office Sound –“Published on 11 Sep 2013 – Busy office ambiance going on for 2 hours. Seamlessly gapless looping. Printers, keyboards, workers, coworkers, bosses, people and writing on paper with a pen.”(3)
Relaxation Music – “Published on 1 Oct 2012 Relaxing Sounds of Nature White Noise for Mindfulness Meditation Relaxation Relaxing Spa Music Songs, Sound Therapy for Relaxation With Sounds of Nature: Baby Sleep, Study and Yoga Zen Meditation and Natural White Noise and New Age Deep Massage.”(4)
Here’s a song that featured in the first episode of ‘River’ 2015 on the BBC.
This was the first time I heard this song, and quite frankly it is just so funky! I don’t think it has any link to my practice, but it’s something that I’ve listened to recently and therefore maybe has subconsciously influenced my work. I Love To Love by Tina Charles –“Uploaded on 18 Aug 2009 Tina Charles – I Love to Love”(5)