Thinking through sound
Communicating through sound and radio
Hearing health is vital
Always bearing in mind Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art
I am a sound professional aware of the importance of sounds in media. With more than fifteen years of experience creating sounds and giving a unique sound to radio programmes, videos and audio books. Basing my work in Sound Art, and especially Soundscape, I create pieces with my own recordings. Having the opportunity to live and experience different countries (from many parts of Mexico, UK (Northern Ireland and England) and now Germany have enriched my language and awareness of unique sounds, from a cultural and technical point of view, which translates into the richer and more creative sound projects.
My work principles and concepts are based on
Sound Art | Soundscape | Acoustic Ecology | Sound Object | Futurism | Sound Design
Blogs on these topics:
Q: If radio was part of sound art, why is not sound art part of radio today?
Sound art includes experimental music, radio,
soundscape and to electronic and electroacoustic
music, poetry, plus endless possibilities.
Music changed 360 degrees in late nineteenth century when various experiments tried to transmit sound through wires and machines from one place to another.
In 1913, the Italian Futurist manifesto gave a new way of conceiving music to break canons and classical instruments. Luigi Russolo, Italian musician, creator of futuristic music developed a number of new instruments called Intonarumori. These instruments imitated sounds of nature but also of machines. Futurists were keen on noises of machinery.
Many other theories and movements enriched music, such as:
Avant Garde, sound poetry, musique concrete, electronic and electroacoustic music and the soundscape.
Sound art is also linked to radio since its beginning, as sound is the main element of radio. Radio serials that were created in Europe changed into experimental productions and diverse sound effects were used. These experiments streamed diverse and infinite range of sound that enriched the listeners ears.
"Tick tock, tick tock!" this is the sound of your clock, your watch, but for musique concrete "tick tock tick tock" this sound is assessed by itself.
Sound objects exist and are valuable by themselves and not by the issuing source.
Concrete music (France 1948) is made up of sound objects, sounds that have been recorded and transformed to create other sounds.
"Sonic Ideas believes in sound objects, believes that all sounds are valuable in themselves, so each one is important for audiovisual productions."
Soundscape is one is one of the branches of Acoustic Ecology. There are soundscapes around us all the time, but also, there are recorded and composed pieces that have the objective to preserve sounds of nature and cultures, because every place has special sounds that are not repeated anywhere in the world.
Murray Schafer, Canadian musician, is the theorist behind this movement, he started the Sound World Project in Canada in the 1970.
"At Sound Ideas (Ideas Sonoras) we privilege the ear with a sound style that does not exist on radio. Noise pollution in media affect our perception. I use my own recorded sounds for each project."
Q: Can you think of any rhythmic sounds?
The sound and/or noises that derive from man's creations. We rarely hear and recognise nature's sounds; the air on the tree's leaves or the song of birds are almost lost to some citizens...
"Today's sounds are almost the same in many parts of the world, at Sound Ideas (Ideas Sonoras) we want to create the rhythm of our (each) culture and nature, our sounds."
Sound design is the combination of sounds to create almost a musical composition through them. In broadcasting, sound is the principal element where the listener can generate ideas.
Sound design is the result of the imagination of the creator. When the everyday soundscape is full of noise sound designers can change the mood. Harmony is the key to create lo- fi soundscape on radio.