The Vancouver Soundscape 1973 / Soundscape Vancouver 1996 - Various | BUMBABlog


The Vancouver Soundscape 1973 / Soundscape Vancouver 1996 | Various |

Rol Nombre
Design Jaclynne Campbell
Directed By, Edited By R. Murray Schafer
Liner Notes [Introduction, Text Editing] Barry Truax
Liner Notes [Introduction, Text Editing] Hildegard Westerkamp
Recorded By Colin Miles
Recorded By Hildegard Westerkamp
Recorded By Howard Broomfield
Recorded By Peter Huse
Recorded By [Digital Recording] Robert MacNevin
Recorded By [Digital Recording] Scott Morgan (2)
Recorded By, Mixed By Bruce Davis (2)
Technician [Studio Assistance] Chris Rolfe
Technician [Studio Assistance] David Murphy
Technician [Studio Assistance] Susan Frykberg
Field Recording
Except for New Year's Eve In Vancouver Harbour, all sounds on disc 1 were recorded between September 1972 and August 1973. The recordists were Howard Broomfield, Bruce Davis, Peter Huse and Colin Miles. Bruce Davis supervised the mixing of the recordings. The Vancouver Soundscape was directed and edited by R. Murray Schafer. The Music of Various City Quarters (1.8) was remixed by Barry Truax for this CD. New Year's Eve in Vancouver Harbour (1.9) was recorded by Hildegard Westerkamp on New Year's Eve 1980-81. Track 1.10 is "An introduction to the science and art of composing the soundscape, narrated by R. Murray Schafer, with recorded examples of good and bad acoustic design in Vancouver." All four compositions on disc 2 (tracks 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.6) were composed during the Soundscape Vancouver '96 project at the Sonic Research Studio of Simon Fraser University from May 6 to June 5, 1996. A final concert (June 7, 1996) presented these works to the public. An 8-channel computerized diffusion system, developed by Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University using hardware and software developed by the Harmonic Functions group, transformed the conventional concert hall environment into an electroacoustically enhanced place for soundscape listening. Digital recordings of the Vancouver soundscape (1991 - 1995): Robert MacNevin and Scott Morgan. Studio assistance to composers: Susan Frykberg, David Murphy and Chris Rolfe. Graphic design: Jaclynne Campbell, Instructional Media Centre, Simon Fraser University. Introduction and text editing by Hildegard Westerkamp and Barry Truax. Track 2.15 is "A comparison of the 1973 and 1996 soundscapes of Vancouver, narrated by Barry Truax and Hildegard Westerkamp." Packaged in slim double disc case, with two separate booklets, one per disc.
Play Posición Título Duración
The Vancouver Soundscape 1973 76:00
1.1 Ocean Sounds 6:16
1.2 Squamish Narrative 5:56
1.3 Entrance To The Harbour 7:19
1.4 Harbour Ambience 6:38
1.5 The Music Of Horns And Whistles 3:20
1.6 Vancouver Soundmarks 3:58
1.7 Homo Ludens - Vancouverites At Play 5:15
1.8 The Music Of Various City Quarters 8:20
1.9 New Year's Eve In Vancouver Harbour 8:32
1.10 On Acoustic Design 20:26
Soundscape Vancouver 1996 76:59
2.1 Harbour Ambience 4:11
2.2 Recharting The Senses 8:03
2.3 The Hidden Tune 14:27
2.4 Vanscape Motion 17:07
2.5 Pacific Fanfare 3:07
Vancouver Soundscape Revisited
2.6 Eagle 1:49
2.7 Fire 3:57
2.8 DroneSong 1:26
2.9 Noise 1:30
2.10 Walk 0:41
2.11 Industry 2:10
2.12 Horn 2:08
2.13 Beans 2:43
2.14 Blowin' 1:35
2.15 Documentary: The Changing Soundscape 11:55