Just remembering how Melbourne sounds different to Sydney. How each city has it own sound signature ...
I love the sound of the trams in Melbourne and the ferries in Sydney. It may sound strange but the winter air sounds different to me in the two cities. The pace of the language and footsteps on a whole sounds different. The emerging themes in the words that you over hear in public (the semantic wordscape) are different. The speech melodies on a whole are different. The architecture of each city creates a different set of ambiances to interact with … speech melody
All microphones are fickle and untrustworthy, even the really good and expensive ones, because they all colour the audio recording in some way. It’s working with these colours (and painting in sound) that is the really interesting part of being a sound artist and composer.
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