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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:31 pm

Well this certainly inspired me! 8-)

"Spatial Bodies depicts the urban landscape and architectural bodies as an autonomous living and self replicating organism. Domesticated and cultivated only by its own nature. A vast concrete vegetation, oscillating between order and chaos.

Music specially composed by Daisuke Tanabe.
Filmed in Osaka, Japan."



Enjoy! :thumbup:


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:01 pm

Some bright spark named Fabricio Franzoli dreamed this one up - enjoy! :lol:

Behold - "Ghostbusters Theme on Musical Tesla Coils":

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Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FL6e ... aLGu_J_-1U


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:13 pm

I hope I'm entering this correctly.
Here is my humble attempt at foley and sound design. There are no natural sounds from the original flight and I think I need to remix a few sections. I was learning to fly one of those tiny drones. I have turned into an expert at crashing them!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n2909pCFPto
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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:31 pm

That's brilliant - genuine laugh out loud viewing :lol: :thumbup: 8-)

Bravo ManFromGlass! :clap:


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:29 pm

Things don't get much more inspired than this!

“Eunoia” is a performance by Lisa Park that uses her brainwaves -- collected via EEG sensor-- to manipulate the motions of water:



:shock: 8-)


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Remember the old query 'animal, vegetable or mineral'?

Well this creative device is most definitely of the mineral category.

"Ra is a sound object / synthesizer which uses laser for scanning the irregularities of the surface of the pyrite disc and further transforms this data to produce sound. Pyrite disc is a rare form of pyrite which is crystallised in radial shape (as unusual disc spherulites) which also was named ‘pyrite suns’ or ‘pyrite dollars’.



::vtol:: is the alias of Moscow-based media artist and musician Dmitry Morozov who implements his ideas in technological art: robotics, sound art, science art. He also develops and creates experimental musical instruments and modular synthesizers. He regularly holds workshops and lectures dedicated to technological practices in art.

Wonderful sound design opportunities with this one! 8-)


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:14 pm

Now this is fascinating from a sound designer's point of view:

"an installation/instrument made with a stripped down double cassette-deck with motor and spindle mechanism. Fabric belts fan out of the rotating spindles and into the space to activate an assortment of sound generating elements – rustling paper, ringing glass jars, tapped wood; teasing out from humble materials their inherent musicality.
made during a residency at Homesession, Barcelona during the fall of 2013.
performed in collaboration with Maitane Beaumont, Wú::Collective and Lolo & Sosaku"

Always great to see new sounds created in real time:




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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:10 pm

Custom-built instruments always inspire the sound designer, as they invariably create unique sonic results.

This is 'Funeral Of Horses', from João Costa, featuring twenty wooden beams, with two guitar strings each, played by a wheel with Mongolian horsehair:



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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:20 pm

Now here's a biggie -

"In the new video for UK bass duo The Prototypes’ “Transmission,” director Bob Partington re-imagines the drop getting transformed into various experimental visuals that blend colors, fluids, and sound waves in ways that recall Joey Shanks’ DIY visual effects work and resonance-triggered Chladni sand patterns."

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And the final video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlG5uHrBLWw

Prepare to be amazed!!! 8-) :ugeek: :clap:


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:47 pm

Ok - here's your Sunday dose of Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer:

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"Synaesthesia and abandonment form the basis of a new digital art installation called Collide, created by design studio onformative. To convey these sensations, the studio took recorded motion data and tranformed it into surreal animations and audio. For the visuals, they searched through archival motion data from various dance genres and turned the movements into colors and forms, abstracting them from their usual spatial constraints."

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And now for the video experience itself!




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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:48 pm

This is a stunning (if somewhat brutal) installation! :o

Behold rubén d´hers' 'Hall of 40 Acoustic Guitars' played by motors:




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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:05 pm

OK - this installation is even more brutal, although the piano was actually rescued from destruction, so we'll let the artist off ;)

Kathy Hinde transforms the inside of an old upright piano into a kinetic sound sculpture. Video projections move across the surface of the piano strings, triggering small machines to twitch and flutter causing the strings to resonate. The video is visually akin to a musical score or piano roll, and this installation can also become the site for a live performance.




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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Ramirez » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:22 pm

Martin Walker wrote:OK - this installation is even more brutal, although the piano was actually rescued from destruction, so we'll let the artist off ;)

Kathy Hinde transforms the inside of an old upright piano into a kinetic sound sculpture. Video projections move across the surface of the piano strings, triggering small machines to twitch and flutter causing the strings to resonate. The video is visually akin to a musical score or piano roll, and this installation can also become the site for a live performance.




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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:48 pm

Glad you like Ramirez! ;)

You should also love this one then 8-)

Behold the singing rocks of Pinuccio Sciola:

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And a video snippet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hKdPnZjgpQ

Lots more info here: http://www.core77.com/posts/56687/The-S ... cio-Sciola


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:52 pm

'Blade Runner' Meets 'Bullit' in Trailer for Indie Sci-Fi Epic

On the occasion of my 10,000th post, here's an inspiring film trailer made with just $1000 by two men, with a suspenseful score composed by pop musican Robin Coudert.

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"The future gets a much-needed dose of octane in the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi car chase extravaganza, Ickerman, directed by French filmmakers Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard. In just two minutes, we see a Brave New World-type dystopia dominated by self-driving cars, towering fascistic holograms, and a mysterious baddie with some kind of techno-psychic powers. In the middle of it all is a rugged, beaten-up narrator, driving a Steve McQueen muscle car in the midst of a world that has become one big CES gadget."

And here's the trailer:


Can't wait to see the film if they ever get to make it!


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:20 pm

Well here's a bit more inspiration for the sound designer, an electronic sound installation by Canadian producer and DJ Richie Hawtin to accompany the photographs in this exhibition by Andreas Gursky:

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http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/and ... 2016/audio


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Now I realise that this is an advert for Sonic Charge's (most excellent) Permut8, but nevertheless these are free firmware updates in this YouTube video that also demonstrate immensely clever sound design, so I make no apologies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDP5D2fumZk

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SOS review of Permut8 is here:

http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/son ... ge-permut8


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:05 pm

This is the sort of DIY acoustic /electronic project that usually reaps dividends. Largely inspired by the 'Luminist Garden' instrument of the inspirational designer Arius Blaze, this DIY Ambient machine created by Oriol Domingo is being used in conjunction with a Teenage Engineering OP-1 for added effects.

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A nice combo methinks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_NqX_Bvfxs


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:18 pm

Now here's a sound designer who can spend YEARS on creating a new 'instrument'

Nik Nowak uses sound as a means of creating imaginary landscapes, and Panzer is a Japanese mini dumper which he bought on eBay, cut everything off he didn’t need and built the sound system onto the left overs of the original track vehicle. He did every thing himself and took 3 years to get it completed.

A monumental loudspeaker wall, which is located on the vehicle, can be hydraulically raised. While the 13 loudspeaker diaphragms and horns vibrate the air, video projections re-define the surface of the object.



Wow!


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Re: Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:13 pm

For my first inspiring post for the Sound Designer in 2017, here's a fascinating insight into the creation of believable ambient hums of dozens of science fiction ships, courtesy of Spike Snell, who over some years has amassed quite a few carefully looped examples for you to use as background amospheres of your own.

“Each spaceship sound in sci-fi culture is unique and has differences in the way that they rumble, and in the subtleties of their atmosphere”

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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ex ... ship-sound


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