Sounds Like the End is Near

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URGENT CALL FOR SOUND COMPOSITIONS

On a topic even more urgent: Climate Chaos

Deadline: December 13, 2009

Public Performance: December 16, in the streets of Copenhagen during the Climate Summit, broadcast from the Sound Swarm, a of battery of bicycle-mounted megaphones within the Bike Bloc

Compensation: Air that you can breath & weather that doesn’t kill you

Curated by: Filastine

From the 7-18th of December the world’s leaders will be in Copenhagen to decide the conditions of this planet’s future. Given the suspects & their financial backing, it’s nearly impossible we’ll be presented with solutions, far more likely we’ll see further privatization, enclosure, and commodification of the our atmosphere under the alias of carbon trading.

This is your chance to put pressure, speak truth to power, or sonically disrupt, at HIGH VOLUME.

Anything on-topic is welcome: remix the speeches of corporate & government leaders, environmental soundscapes, the sounds of nature or it’s undoing, appropriate collages, home-cooked theme songs, subliminal mob-inflaming drones, advertising jingles of the apocalypse

Submission Details:

1. Composition can be of any duration, but there is no guarantee your composition will be broadcast.

2. The loudspeakers do not reproduce frequencies below 500hz. Use a highpass EQ filter. Also, megaphones respond better to longer sounds than short transients. Translation: no bass, no drums.

3. Please submit 5 dual-mono wave files with equal start times. Use the diagram below for conceptualizing space. If you are technically unable to compose and render for 5 channels, submit it anyhow, if it’s good I’ll make the effort to cut it into multi-channel.

4. Send files via an ftp, yousendit.com, sendthisfile.com, or a similar service to this email: filastine.soundswarm@gmail.com

5. Name the files like this:

1RR_title

2R_title

3C_title

4L_title

5LL_title

This is how we’ll try to be arranged in the street, the X’s signify non-sound bikes of the bike block.

(imagine Sarkozy, Wen Jiabao, or Obama here in front of us listening attentively.

or maybe just a load of riot police & TV cameras)

X 5LL X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 1RR X

X X X X X X 4L X X X XX X X 4R X X X X

X X X X X X X X X X 3C X X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

(+ another ~ 1000 bikes)

Move fast. We are just about out of time.

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One response to “Sounds Like the End is Near”

  1. gex says:

    nice work on this one Grey.