I'm making a sound piece and I'd love for your help to participate today. It will only take 5 minutes. I've been thinking a lot since the events of the last years surrounding the Michael Brown case (and many others). I know a lot of us are upset, frightened, grief stricken and angry. I began experimenting with sound in the area I felt most affected by this case-my heart area. I decided to make a buzzing, humming sound that felt like it was breaking up some of the tension I've been storing there since the events of the weekend (and possibly beforehand as well.) I was hoping you might take time today to record yourself and send it to me. It will only take a few minutes and I'd love to have your voice joined with mine. The first edition was published in December: https://soundcloud.com/the-seamstress-of-sound/hummingbird and was featured in SmackMellon's RESPOND show as well as recently in San Francisco at SOMArts
Here are the instructions: Record a clip (it can be as long as you want or need) of your voice. Try to locate the sounds you make in the middle register of your body where your heart organ is located. You can make any sound you need to or feels right-just keep going, keep making noise or vibration in that area. If you want you can include your name for credit in this piece at the end of your sound clip and any thoughts you have about the project, the case in Ferguson or police brutality and racism more generally. I hope that others will participate to make this a multichannel experience. You can email your sound clip to firstname.lastname@example.org HOW TO RECORD: Try to record yourself in a quiet location and use as high a quality as you can (.wav or .aif if you have it) You can use your phone, a video recorder, or sound recorder. iphones have a free app called Voice Record Pro that you can download. I have also set up a google voice number so you can also just call and do it from your phone directly if you don't have a sound recorder. The number is 503 683 3587
I appreciate your participation! If you like the project, please invite others to participate.