Over the period 9th May 2020 and 21st May 2020 I made a series of sound recordings
while on my daily exercise during the period of lockdown due to covid_19.
My original intention was to create a music machine piece from some audio recordings
made whilst we have been in lockdown.
As with all projects that have a relatively vague starting point the project developed
and ended with three distinct areas. The first was the audio recordings; the second was the development of
software that would manipulate those recordings and the third was the creation of a soundmap.
click here to view the soundmap
The orange markers are the sites where I made recordings. I wrote some new software that manipulates
the recordings and then plays them back. The machine edits the full length audio clips into many
shorter ones and adds a fade in or fade out to them as well.
Once this processing is complete the machine starts playing back the audio files at random times
and volumes to create a new soundscape. The final version can be found by clicking the Music Machine icon.
You can listen to all the recordings here
read more about the project
© 2021 Simon Belshaw