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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2011
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    I made a turntable room called zoundzalon.

    This is what I'd like to do with it.

    I would like to meet there, at 10PM London Time (5PM in New York, 2PM in Los Angeles) on the second Saturday of each month starting in January of 2012.

    This room will then become a Sound Salon. Bring your sounds. Not songs.

    Make a sonic composition. Use words, use environmental audio, use music, but don't make it music, or at least, don't make it primarily music.

    Let it be an original audio experiment. Something you made. Try not to rely too heavily on mixing other people's music in there, try to own your noises.

    Give us spoken word pieces. Give us clatter. Give us sonorous tones.

    Keep your piece under ten minutes, maximum. It can be as short as you like, but don't let it get longer, so there is enough room for the anthology.

    Would you like to do this? Who is in for Saturday, January 14th, 10PM London, 5PM New York, 2PM Los Angeles, of the year two thousand and twelve?
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    I'm in! My work my be....not very creative at the beginning, since playing with recording sounds is entirely new to me, but I'm up for trying something new in the pursuit of DOING SOMETHING. I'll be a tad late to each session, as well, since I work saturday mornings and get back home at about 2pm.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
     (10385.3)
    That'd be midnight for me. I'm in.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    Great! Invite anyone you like, if you know people outside whitechapel who might want to play.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    will do! My boyfriend and a few of his friends might be interested in taking part, since they're into playing with sounds.
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    I might sit in on the first session (now that turntable's expanded to include twitter log-ins I can actually use it), but probably won't bring any of my own compositions.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
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    23 hours and 30 minutes until ON AIR.

    (In case you'd forgotten, or not spotted this previously.)
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
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    Yes! It is coming! Bring your sounds, and other people's sounds, and maybe music too in case ther are not enough sounds his first outing! But sounds first!

    Times as posted in the first post.
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    You could probably use the WC turntable.fm room, too :)
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2012
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    No. Zoundzalon. It is akin but not of. It is another place.
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    mk.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    Argh. Fighting to get a proxy server to co-operate.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    I know... we'll wait. At the moment, it's you and me with sounds to play. David Lejeune and Argos are there to listen.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    promise I'll have sounds next time!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    I haven't even checked out how the sounds came out yet, so it'll be pretty much a surprise to all of us... (But more on that later.)
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
     (10385.16)
    We are playing music for each other while we wait for you.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
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    And, ladies and gents, we are ON.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012 edited
     (10385.18)
    That was nice!

    Here was what happened:

    We played some music while waiting for everyone to gather:

    Raspberry Beret
    Dead Heart Bloom - 4:03
    played by @AdmiralBeamish

    Go YMCK, Go!
    YMCK - 3:30
    played by @argosXIII

    Telstar
    The Tornados - 3:22
    played by oddbill

    The Adventures Of
    Charly & Margaux, prod. Spenser - 2:17
    played by NetsOwnDavidL

    Mr. Bad Example
    Warren Zevon - 3:20
    played by @AdmiralBeamish

    Then, when Taphead had joined us, we commenced the Zalon:

    Zoundzalon Station Identification 01-00
    oddbill - 0:18
    played by oddbill

    Eyaboht Eyabhotso Iya
    oddbill - 0:21
    played by oddbill

    A brief jump back to music while more sounds were queued:

    Ramalama (Bang Bang)
    Róisín Murphy - 3:35
    played by @argosXIII

    Blue Skies
    Tom Waits - 3:30
    played by @AdmiralBeamish

    Back to sounds:

    Thy Life is a Miracle
    oddbill - 1:49
    played by oddbill

    Footage
    Taphead - 7:12
    played by taphead

    I played some of @JeffOwens noises (hope you don't mind, Jeff! They were very much liked!)

    Noise 1.1
    Jeff Owens - 1:11
    played by oddbill

    f01
    taphead - 1:40
    played by taphead

    Noise 4.1
    Jeff Owens - 0:50
    played by oddbill

    f02
    taphead - 1:14
    played by taphead

    Noise 9.1
    Jeff Owens - 1:04
    played by oddbill

    f03
    taphead - 1:43
    played by taphead

    Rain Visitation
    oddbill - 5:00
    Vote: 67%
    played by oddbill

    @Taphead rotated in some of his Älymystö tracks...

    Thesis
    Älymystö - 2:51
    played by taphead

    I was out, so back to music for me...

    Doomsday Averted
    Rasputina - 2:31
    played by oddbill

    Antithesis
    Älymystö - 2:15
    Vote: 63%
    played by taphead

    Then we wrapped up withsongs & a spoken word piece:

    Rich White Men
    Clitorectomy & the Mutilators - 4:05
    played by NetsOwnDavidL

    Dance, Monkeys, Dance
    Ernie Cline - 3:02
    played by oddbill

    Passage
    Mild Maynyrd - 2:29
    played by taphead

    It was a good run! You should consider joining us in a month.

    Taphead and I will try to put together a soundcloud or podcast of some of the stuff we played before that, so you can hear. Then bring your own noises next time and join us for Zoundzalon in February!
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012
     (10385.19)
    Yeah, I'd love to check everything out when you get a chance to post it up somewhere. I worked when this was going on, but as soon as I was off i hopped on here to see how things went.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2012
     (10385.20)
    I have made a soundcloud.

    These are the four things I played at the January zoundzalon.

    There was no February zoundzalon, but there will be one in March.