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Galaxy Express 555 is a bi-monthly music + field recording podcast.

Galaxy Express 555 is a bi-monthly music + field recording podcast.
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United States

Description:

Galaxy Express 555 is a bi-monthly music + field recording podcast.

Twitter:

@555sounds

Language:

English

Contact:

5047565693


Episodes

Ep. 08 - Water Has Nothing to Say, and Neither Do We

7/6/2017
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Water Has Nothing To Say And Neither Do I is a site-specific sound piece for treated boat and radio. Taking inspiration from treated piano techniques developed by John Cage, sound artist Anthony Janas treated a 25 foot sailboat with hydrophones and contact microphones and processed them through a modular synthesizer, creating the base recording used for this episode. During the course of the vessel’s journey from the Adler Planetarium to the 31st Street Beach, the water, waves, and wind...

Duration: 00:29:47


Ep.06 - Empty, Hot, & Remote

3/28/2017
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The sixth installment of Galaxy Express 555 is a nexus of personal catharsis and abstract geographic resonance, as inexplicable to its creator as is may seem to its intended audience. Using the Renaissance composer William Byrd’s “Miserere Mei” as a starting point, a MIDI file of the 16th century composition was executed through a synthesizer at 5 BPM, turning a roughly three minute motet into more than three hours of audio data. This sample was then cut down to 15 minutes over a period of...

Duration: 00:15:00


Ep.05 - On the Edge of the Bog

2/26/2017
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The fifth installment of Galaxy Express 555 features excerpts from a daily sound diary kept by sound artist and musician Natalia Beylis throughout 2013. Focusing on the practice of intensive listening, her work under the Sunken Hum moniker investigates the pure sonic fact of everyday events, translating her life in the wilderness of northwestern Ireland into a common language of awareness. From her write-up of her release, The Sunken Hum Vol. 2: A Day in Three Acts: I live in a house set...

Duration: 00:37:34


Ep.04 - Khao Nan National Park

2/10/2017
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Episode four is made possible throughout the steadfast work of biodiversity research teams networked by the EU-Asia GRID (Global and Regional Integrated Data Centers). As part of their research, a team of scientists at the Khao Nan National Park in Southern Thailand captured the evening chorus of the moist evergreen arboreal biome. The setting synthesized for this episode is the product of a time-collapsed sampling of recordings made by this research team from 17:00 to 21:30 on December 9,...

Duration: 00:46:16


Ep.03 - S(oil) & Water: From the Nearctic to the Neotropic

1/27/2017
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This third installment draws on sound artist Félix Blume’s extensive library to create a collage of sound samples from either side of the Mexican/American border. Oil pumps in California and samples of a Pemex protest in Mexico City are woven together with the sounds of the Nearctic desert and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve to pay homage to the depth of our global interconnection. Find Félix's work on his website.

Duration: 00:47:24