Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stephanie Casino

15 comments:

Mana said...

Nice transaction between each sounds. Amazed to hear Katherine's voice.lol When did you recorded?

beta said...

... I instantly was jealous about using recordings from real life - I so wish I'd thought of that.

I especially love the recording of "The critique's on Tuesday..." and the lecture from another class.

I didn't quite understand the message from God thing, but all in all it's a great mash-up of daily life and gives a strong impression (to me) about days melding and merging into these sounds.
I could see this going to video of such ideas nicely.

steph95356 said...

I have to just say about this sound art of mine that it started out with an idea of how to record my current year (even my semester as a whole, as I am hopefully to graduate in May). But the idea of placing all that into a 3 min. Soundbite is just too overwhelming so I just stuck with a whole week instead. I took recordings of my whole week and this is what came out.....My "issues" and such ranging from my work, to my school, to my religion (as I'm a catholic and it's the lenten season -which is our time to reflect). Majority of my time is being spent here on campus as I work here and study here. I'm never home and when I'm home that's only to change, to eat or sleep. I often wonder what it would be like to hear God's voice what if he called me while I was working would I recognize him with all these noises or sounds around me? Maybe I'd just ask "What are you having trouble with"...and go about my own business like nothing happened. I help everyone else but I usually ask only God to help me. So I'm kind of putting all of these things together into this one sound. Hope you understood where I'm coming from.

***And as for the question of Katherine's voice it was when we had that special speaker come in.

Jeff said...

There's a lot of really good transitioning going on, except the burst of the techno early on...could be a little more subtle or drawn out. There's an intersting idea relating God to a help desk. Or maybe if God had a secretary. I'm curious if the group chatter towards the end is from out class since you obviously recorded Katherine which seems a little out of place. Pushing the group chatter would be nice, especially since so many people have problems and need some sort of help desk.

Wurst1 said...

I really like how you used this sort of busy office lifestyle and included it into your song. I don't know how or when you recorded everything but it fits into the song nicely. The roman opera type towards the end pumped the end and I really enjoyed the distorted dialogue towards the end because it really makes you think. This is very creative.

Void_Form said...

The mundane, the chorus, the real, and the upbeat. Like a stream of consciousness or the state of a busy mind. The deeper meaning of the piece makes it resonate very well. An excellent composition with concept, craftsmanship, and effect. Well done.

andygarate07 said...

it was a great idea and i love how original it was,
i keep wanting the background music to change because i feel you just slapped on a tech-no beat. i think the god message could have been tweaked as well but it was very original! kudos.

SwollenMember said...

This is an amazing piece. I think it is great that the artist used actual sound clips from our, very much recognizable, real world. The track seemed to be about our crazy lives and all the chaos that fills them. The use of transitions was great and I feel this really told a story. Excellent work!

steph95356 said...

thanks for the comments guys....The most interesting thing is the opera background is original. I was part of choir here at the university and it was geared towards religious affiliation. I was actually part of what you heard. (Those were 3 separate songs manipulated into one sound). As for the techno reference, techno was created in similarity to your heartbeat, instead of using an actual heart beat I used techno and I wanted to show my generation (as that is what I tend to listen to). And I love how that one song was talking about "time" in its essence. :} But Thanks because I seriously thought no one is going to get what I tried to do. And about the help desk for God. WOW.... Never thought of that but I can see where you might gotten that reference. Great job everyone. I liked everyones work!

Alicia said...

this track was unlike all the rest...very original! I loved that you incorporated yourself (and katherine) into the mix, it really personalized it! i think if what you were trying to represent was the constant stress and routine that we go through on the day to day you did a really good job. alot of the time i feel like my life (especially my job) is a broken record...very very very cool!

Jenn said...

Break away leave!!
being a phone operator sucks lol. and thats how i feel you portraying this the hustle bustle and franticness of the caller and you trying to be helpful. the voice comes in with the choir amplifying the effect the message the voice is saying. and this just adds more into the break away theme. The voice is also calm and sooth like almost like how phone operators are trying to be with someone yelling on the other end. Great mix with the choir music and the live recordings have very original.

chisato said...

Although this sound mix doesn't have a screen, I felt I could see a movie about Stephanie's life. As you mentioned you were depicting your life in your mix, I think I could get what her recent life was. There were good transitions, effects, and tones in the mix.

Kenyatta27 said...

I love this because it development it awesome, using the voices around ourselves is unique. This particular track feels like it has power inside of with it because the voice’s. It’s it amazing, nice Track.

chelseym said...

loved how u recorded Katherine voice to be put into your piece nice work. This was really interesting I kept waiting to see what will come of it next. Interesting and I liked it. Nice Job

Tina said...

I like the echo sound. Good transitioning of each song. Very artistic. Great Job