Okay, this has to be quick as it is horribly late, but I wanted to post something out there before I forget.
This evening I was editing some lovely audio a friend as recorded for me and it’s really very nice. It reminded me of working with the exceptional Flapjack audio that came in from friends all over the world. So, goodness knows where the time will come from but I want to have a crack at something else that is collaborative – if anyone is up for it.
The idea appeared in the quiet moments where I was saving files. The wind really whips around my flat at the moment making fantastic howling noises. I was thinking idly that I should record it some day for another story. I started annotating in my head to amuse myself “It was a dark and stormy night…” the wind gusted and howled obligingly, it passed the time.
I was trying to think of a second line when the atmospheric howls were interrupted by a brightly broken “peep-peeep!” and the plastic grinding and tin sound of a small motorbike. We have a pizza delivery place out side the back of my block and the bikes are bombing around there all the time. It broke the atmospheric spell and made me laugh.
It also made me think I could adapt a tale to random sounds if I could edit them all together. Telling a story based on audio clips.
This is where you come in. Over the next few weeks, or however long it takes to collect some nice sounds, I’m wondering if you could record some sounds for me. Yes you, all and any of you.
You can use audioboo, or you can give a shout on twitter and i’ll DM you an email address, or drop send or whatever you like. The one thing – don’t label the sound so that I can tell what it is – so I’ll have to work to understand and make a tale out of it.
Any sound is good, you can submit as many as you like, the weirder the better, soft or loud. Non verbal might be better. Pets maybe? Something you hear every day? Your footsteps as you walk to work or even a journey on the bus. Anything you like and as surprising as you can make it. You record it and I’ll listen to it.
So, what do you reckon? Are you in? Let’s make a story.
P.S. Thanks to Ella for reminding me – god forbid I put the useful information on here – Twitter contact – @jemimah_knight