nula.cc : source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php source of the nula filecasts nula rss.php en-us editor@nula.cc (Lloyd Dunn) http://nula.cc/lib/img/insignium.svg nula.cc : source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php 128 128 source of the nula filecasts nula.cc The source of a series of filecasts, nula.cc offers works comprising sounds, images, or words, made available for download, sharing, commentary, and further manipulation. File­casts are gen­er­al­ly, though not ex­clus­ive­ly, cre­ated from found ma­ter­ial or field recordings, assembled together with original source material. The ten­den­cy here will simp­ly be to let the works speak for themselves as much as possible. nula.cc editor@nula.cc no Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 59360 isle of the dead nula http://nula.cc/

59360 isle of the dead.

A scrap of paper you had earlier pushed deep into your pocket now rests on your fingertips. As you consult the smudged address, you understand that you have arrived. The fillings in your teeth are picking up something — click cli-click ca-clic-click — energies pulsating with the urgency of a message intended only for you.

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A scrap of paper you had earlier pushed deep into your pocket now rests on your fingertips. As you consult the smudged address, you understand that you have arrived. The fillings in your teeth are picking up something — click cli-click ca-clic-click — energies pulsating with the urgency of a message intended only for you. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59360 http://nula.cc/59360 12:14 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59310 stochastic elegies ~ nula http://nula.cc/

59310 stochastic elegies ~.

These tracks evolved in an exploration of SuperCollider and its apparently limitless possibilities, as filtered through my own modest ability to exploit them. Basic motifs where laid down using stochastic processes and granular synthesis in mincing through a variety of field recordings, whose subject matter was seen as arbitrary and thus an unimportant consideration. At a later stage, various tracks consisting of found materials were layered on to hint at some dramatic or emotional impulse, lest the results languor in an arid academic state. I don’t know whether or not that was entirely successful. A wise man once said: a work of art is never finished, it is merely abandoned. Requiescat.

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These tracks evolved in an exploration of SuperCollider and its apparently limitless possibilities, as filtered through my own modest ability to exploit them. Basic motifs where laid down using stochastic processes and granular synthesis in mincing through a variety of field recordings, whose subject matter was seen as arbitrary and thus an unimportant consideration. At a later stage, various tracks consisting of found materials were layered on to hint at some dramatic or emotional impulse, lest the results languor in an arid academic state. I don’t know whether or not that was entirely successful. A wise man once said: a work of art is never finished, it is merely abandoned. Requiescat. a bitter abyss 6 m between us and understanding7 m again, my enigma 5 m analogy (an elegy)4 m a lion’s alliance 11 m sto propasti (a hundred chasms) 43 m Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59310 http://nula.cc/59310 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59266 displacement nula http://nula.cc/

59266 displacement.

What world am I on? We have a sun that rises and sets; we have a moon, too. There is an absent glow; something torn down, trampled upon, and then put back up, gashed and sorry-looking. I see a diffracted vision of the present, its tides and indifferent coercions. I feel unreal in this world, as these and other doubts amass and accrue.

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What world am I on? We have a sun that rises and sets; we have a moon, too. There is an absent glow; something torn down, trampled upon, and then put back up, gashed and sorry-looking. I see a diffracted vision of the present, its tides and indifferent coercions. I feel unreal in this world, as these and other doubts amass and accrue. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59266 http://nula.cc/59266 9:11 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59251 aruchavank nula http://nula.cc/

59251 aruchavank.

I have chosen the 7th-century Armenian cathedral of Aruchavank to represent the many churches in Armenia in which I made recordings. An earthquake, centuries ago, has left its sturdy walls standing beneath a gaping oculus where the now-missing tholobate and conical dome should be.

As we enter and look up, we find ourselves as if standing at the bottom of a well, lowly beings, our only consolation to peer upwards into a mysterious blue beyond, a wintry world peopled by a roaring wind and soaring birds.

Part of Central Asia PhoNographic Mornings, in the series „Each Morning of the World“.

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I have chosen the 7th-century Armenian cathedral of Aruchavank to represent the many churches in Armenia in which I made recordings. An earthquake, centuries ago, has left its sturdy walls standing beneath a gaping oculus where the now-missing tholobate and conical dome should be. As we enter and look up, we find ourselves as if standing at the bottom of a well, lowly beings, our only consolation to peer upwards into a mysterious blue beyond, a wintry world peopled by a roaring wind and soaring birds. Part of Central Asia PhoNographic Mornings, in the series „Each Morning of the World“. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59251 http://nula.cc/59251 9:40 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59240 early spring nula http://nula.cc/

59240 early spring.

The journey to Kakheti of which these images are the subject, took place six years ago, more or less exactly. In reviewing them, I also recall non-visual sensations; the sound of dripping leaves, moist breezes warm and cold, mysteries slowly revealed and again hidden by curtains of fog, the rushing water of gray rivers, the echoing chambers of the ancient sites, and the feeling of springtime returning to the thawing countryside.

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The journey to Kakheti of which these images are the subject, took place six years ago, more or less exactly. In reviewing them, I also recall non-visual sensations; the sound of dripping leaves, moist breezes warm and cold, mysteries slowly revealed and again hidden by curtains of fog, the rushing water of gray rivers, the echoing chambers of the ancient sites, and the feeling of springtime returning to the thawing countryside. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59240 http://nula.cc/59240 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59235 anomaly nula http://nula.cc/

59235 anomaly.

A long street stretches out before you, foreshortened and dissolving as it thrusts into the sharp glint of a low sun. A scatter of nervous sparrows explodes as you approach; then a passing car parts the air, leaving its traces in the whispering turbulence. A distant clocktower strikes the quarter-hour. And then — [the page is partly burnt; the rest is lost].

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A long street stretches out before you, foreshortened and dissolving as it thrusts into the sharp glint of a low sun. A scatter of nervous sparrows explodes as you approach; then a passing car parts the air, leaving its traces in the whispering turbulence. A distant clocktower strikes the quarter-hour. And then — [the page is partly burnt; the rest is lost]. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59235 http://nula.cc/59235 13:53 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59207 reverie nº5 nula http://nula.cc/

59207 reverie nº5.

 

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  Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59207 http://nula.cc/59207 7:47 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59186 winter walk nula http://nula.cc/

59186 winter walk.

Afternoon, a winter walk. In the still air, flakes of snow cling to their slow descent like wistful bits of ash from a disintegrating civilization, coming to rest upon the undisturbed snowfall of the previous night; the first of the winter. The forest is quiet as a library; few birds sing, and for a long time, footfalls and breath are the only sounds. Hidden somewhere in this glade are the mysterious stone rows of Kounov, possibly dating to an Iron-age culture of the Hallstatt period from c. 800-500 B.C.E.

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Afternoon, a winter walk. In the still air, flakes of snow cling to their slow descent like wistful bits of ash from a disintegrating civilization, coming to rest upon the undisturbed snowfall of the previous night; the first of the winter. The forest is quiet as a library; few birds sing, and for a long time, footfalls and breath are the only sounds. Hidden somewhere in this glade are the mysterious stone rows of Kounov, possibly dating to an Iron-age culture of the Hallstatt period from c. 800-500 B.C.E. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59186 http://nula.cc/59186 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59183 november nula http://nula.cc/

59183 november.

In the Czech lands, the name for November is listopad, referring literally to the falling („pad“) of leaves („listy“). Our own common word for this time of year, fall, puts focus on the same annual phenomenon. This composition uses the riffling of the ‘leaves’ of an old book (playing on a common English colocution), together with additional sources.  

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In the Czech lands, the name for November is listopad, referring literally to the falling („pad“) of leaves („listy“). Our own common word for this time of year, fall, puts focus on the same annual phenomenon. This composition uses the riffling of the ‘leaves’ of an old book (playing on a common English colocution), together with additional sources.   Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59183 http://nula.cc/59183 8:45 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59090 a horizon effaced ~ nula http://nula.cc/

59090 a horizon effaced ~.

Two movements consisting of heavily altered field recordings from Crimea, together with a small number of instrument samples, exploring a theme suggestive of clouds, fog, mist, rolling waves and the negligible boundaries between these domains. These works can be heard as extreme subjectivizations of the memory, after more than five years had elapsed, of having traveled the peninsula, roaming its roads, wandering among its mountains, towns, open fields, caves and historical sites. They can also be listened to as dynamic abstractions that give a sense of turbulence and fluctuating energies where diaphanous and fluid elements meld, where the horizon disappears, yet seems to float perpetually just beyond reach.

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Two movements consisting of heavily altered field recordings from Crimea, together with a small number of instrument samples, exploring a theme suggestive of clouds, fog, mist, rolling waves and the negligible boundaries between these domains. These works can be heard as extreme subjectivizations of the memory, after more than five years had elapsed, of having traveled the peninsula, roaming its roads, wandering among its mountains, towns, open fields, caves and historical sites. They can also be listened to as dynamic abstractions that give a sense of turbulence and fluctuating energies where diaphanous and fluid elements meld, where the horizon disappears, yet seems to float perpetually just beyond reach. transition phase 28 m vanishing point 26 m Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59090 http://nula.cc/59090 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59048 cattle market nula http://nula.cc/

59048 cattle market.

We come to a cattle market alongside the road as we are leaving Artashat, an Armenian regional administrative capital. Sheep, cows, dogs and men standing in the grass and the gravel, making deals. We strike up a conversation with one of the men and, as commonly happens in the Caucasus, we are invited for a visit.

Part of World Listening Day 2020.

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We come to a cattle market alongside the road as we are leaving Artashat, an Armenian regional administrative capital. Sheep, cows, dogs and men standing in the grass and the gravel, making deals. We strike up a conversation with one of the men and, as commonly happens in the Caucasus, we are invited for a visit. Part of World Listening Day 2020. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59048 http://nula.cc/59048 7:46 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
59042 land of the rose nula http://nula.cc/

59042 land of the rose.

This series of images was made during a week-long journey through the southerly part of Bohemia, a week of rain, roads, heavy clouds, lofty spires, weighty castles, afternoon sun, buzzing flies, beer, nettles, tombstones, statuary, fountains, arched doorways, and receding light. For historical context, see also: ⨀.

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This series of images was made during a week-long journey through the southerly part of Bohemia, a week of rain, roads, heavy clouds, lofty spires, weighty castles, afternoon sun, buzzing flies, beer, nettles, tombstones, statuary, fountains, arched doorways, and receding light. For historical context, see also: ⨀. Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/59042 http://nula.cc/59042 0 sound, experimental, collage, audio art