Friday, November 10, 2006
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Devotchka plays St. James Hall on December 11th with My Brightest Diamond (via My Indie World)

If you were bummed out because you're under the age of majority and/or think East Van is scary, you will be happy to know that the Bicycles and Henri Faberge and the Adorables are second and first (respectively) on the bill for an all-ages show at Mount Pleasant Community Centre on November 17th. Lotus Child and Words Over Music play 4th and 3rd (respectively).

Noise and Sound has a bootleg of the recent Islands show up. On that note, Tom also put up the Winks' recent farewell show.

My crowning achievement in with the French language was receiving an 80% in French 112 (read: beginner), so I think Land of Talk are up for an album of the year nod from Voir. You can vote for them here and also ponder what would possess a mediocre sounding alt-rock band to take the same name as a group of indie rock legends.

Pfork reports that Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong suffered a collapsed lung the other night. While he's in "comfortable condition" there's a chance that he might not be able to perform again. Yikes. I hope you join me in wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

J. Spaceman recently recorded the score to a project called Silent Sound by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
Silent Sound is a unique recording of a remarkable performance.

The project, by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, started life as a live event at St. George's Hall in Liverpool on Thursday 14th September 2006. The event featured an original score by J.Spaceman and was recorded live using ambisonic techniques and a soundfield microphone to capture the physical sound of the space.

The CD has two tracks - the first a live spoken introduction by Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe, Doctor of Parapsychology and resident sceptic on Living TV's Most Haunted. The second is the complete recording of the debut performance of J. Spaceman's new composition, performed by 12 strings, 8 horns, grand piano, tubular bells and vibraphone. This music carries a subliminal message.

Inspired by The Davenport Brothers, Victorian Spiritualists who conducted a public seance inside their Spirit Cabinet on the same Liverpool stage in 1865, Forsyth & Pollard performed inside their own soundproof cabinet, hypnotically repeating a single phrase into a microphone. This signal was processed by their custom-built Silent Sound Machine and transmitted to the audience, embedded in the music, outside the auditory range of human hearing.
My question is, if the "silent sound" part of the project is "outside the auditory range of human hearing" won't it be missing from a CD recording? Aren't those the frequencies that CDs lose? Someone put the mp3s up on OiNK, which would surely lose the arty part, no?

now playing: the Clash - Janie Jones

6 Comments:

Yeah I read about that Silent Sound piece while trawling around for mp3s of the current tour. Certainly sounds odd. I was tempted to order it but it's hella expensive...even for an extremely limited edition.

By Anonymous Sean, at 7:16 a.m.  

hey quinn, here's something i think you might be interested in... it's ladyhawk footage from the fader sideshow at cmj!

http://www.thefader.com/blog/articles/2006/11/07/tv-party

the sound quality is kinda rough, but it's worth two minutes of your time. :-)

By Anonymous Chris, at 12:10 a.m.  

Quinn, how much is the Mt Pleasant show entrance?

PS u should really answer my text message! FRANK BLACK!!!!!

Gina

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:52 a.m.  

Gina: the show is 5$ if you arrive before the first set at 9h (doors at 8h30), and 7$ if you arrive after 9h.

Also, this show is going to be fantastic. No matter how "saccharine" Mr. Omori claims it will be.

By Blogger luisairene, at 2:50 a.m.  

re: Galaxie 500
I'm glad someone else noticed that blatant name stealing...I lived in Montreal for a couple of years and was regularly confused when I saw their concert posters. I was never a huge fan of the original band, but had a good feeling they were: a) broken up and b) not playing shitty bars in Montreal every other week

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:42 a.m.  

Anybody found the Mp3s of Silent Space? I really really want them!! :D

By Anonymous Josef, at 3:39 p.m.  

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