A journey through the Making Waves archives will reveal that most of our listening activity takes place via Soundcloud. It’s free (or relatively affordable), and it’s a user-generated-content platform with less barriers to entry and more consistent content than some online destinations. For this month’s playlist we wanted to journey further afield and highlight some of the works received via a few services. Composers and performers, we always encourage you to submit your work for possible inclusion in a Making Waves playlist no matter where it may be hosted. It may take longer to build up enough of a submission pool for a playlist, but we are listening and noting all incoming tracks.
Without further ado, here are four immersive longer-form tracks hosted at various websites ( Vimeo, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube). Listeners, we ask you to take a slightly more active role in clicking on this webpage to hear each featured track, circumnavigating the geographical world via electrons signalling various URLs. But in return, we promise evocative and intriguing listening, right through the spectrum of sonic media from acoustic to soundscape.
HUEI, Door to the River
for found sounds, acoustic drums, acoustic piano, acoustic cello. Credits:
Composer, pianist, quadrophonics and spatialisation, found sounds: Huei | video art: Chiaw Ping Tan | drums: Christian Rainer | cello: Nikkie Dobosi | recording engineers: Borna Crvelin, Nathan Lee | cello recording engineer: Luke Warren.
for found sound and found objects. Performed by TARAB.
Kitty Xiao, Novum
for alto flute, bass flute, violin and piano. Performed by Nimbus Trio.
Evan Lawson, The Nephelai
for string quartet and harp. Performed by Evan Lawson: conductor, Tonkunstler Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival, Austria, August 2015.
We’d love to hear about your listening experience! Share your thoughts or send messages of support to our featured composers and performers in the comment box below. We also encourage you to click through to Vimeo, Bandcamp, Soundcloud or YouTube to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured.
The Circumnavigating Waves playlist will be featured until 1st August 2019. All previous playlists from 2015 to present are available in our blog archives for the life of the project, so please do explore the website for previously featured sounds.