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Talking Trees

acknowledgements


Some of the sounds you’ll hear are “homegrown”, such as me with my shovel, and performing the two old songs at the piano (with a little help from Logic program to add gently lilt and antique sound). The Hartt Jazz Ensemble under Chris Casey performs the 1930s jazz. Some of the sounds of cattle drives, birds, football chanting, and streetcars have been found on Youtube. But the major source for this project is the astonishing website freesound.org, which collects thousands of audio files uploaded by dedicated listeners/recordists worldwide, to create the ultimate sound-effects library. Everything from Freesound is public domain. The only request they make is that credit be given for the samples. Thus, what follows honors this commitment to “open source sounds”. It will also give the listener some idea of just how many components are actually involved in any soundpiece in the installation, usually only 1-2’ long.



Samples used from Freesound.org

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Ice cracking.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=67881)

By Corsica_S (http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=7037)
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iceloop1.aif (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=405)

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By LG (http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=36188)
Construction Site 01.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=54176)

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1951 Mercury-Idle and Throttle 2.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=62567)
1951 Mercury-Turnover and Cold Start.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=62565)
1951 Mercury-Cold Crank.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=62563)

By Black Boe (http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=124894)
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By LondonSoundSurvey (http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=1654820)
Antiwar protestor outside Parliament.mp3 (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=98372)

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cavallicorsa.aif (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=14618)
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HorseGoingBy.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=33848)

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