Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

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Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby chickenfish » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Back in 2002 I was a part of a project on playa called the Tsound Tsunami. We had a radio station and Every day at sunset, We would broadcast the sounds of waves at the beach for about an hour or so. All of the sound systems on 2 0'clock and 10 o'clock would plug a radio in, tune in, and rebroadcast the sound on their systems. You could walk out in deep playa and hear the huge, yet quiet and serene sound. The result was quite soothing. I would like to bring this back - and try to make it CITYWIDE. A citywide moment of synthetic silence, every evening at sunset, before the parties begin. I will be broadcasting an hour (or two or three) of synthetic silence, sounds of the beach, sounds of the forest, subtle quiet atmospheres, every day at sunset on 88.1 FM. If you are operating a soundsystem, wether it is stationary on on an art car, consider bringing a radio along that you can plug into your system to re-broadcast. If you are a broadcaster, please consider doing the same, it would be great to have the sounds of the beach all across the dial at sunset...
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby Roark » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:05 pm

What are you running for an air chain? Sounds like fun!
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:29 pm

Good luck to you and your collaborators, but not my cup of tea.
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:40 pm

I think that it's a neat idea, but cooperation on the playa is rarer than unicorns.
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby chickenfish » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:55 pm

Like I said, we did it in 2002, and it was awesome. Cooperation on the playa used to be the norm, and still is in some senses. Burning Man is very much about community. Not looking to cut into prime time dj slots on the big systems, but rather use what might otherwise be under utilized time to help create a unique a beautiful moment, which is really what Burning Man is about. Unique and Beautiful moments of people coming together.
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby chickenfish » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:55 pm

and unicorns are pretty common out there
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby chickenfish » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:57 pm

@roark - not sure what you mean by an Air chain, but I am broadcasting 10 watts on 88.1 FM. Travels as far as the trash fence, though it can get a little fuzzy that far away.
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Re: Tsound Tsunami / Synthetic Silence

Postby Peacekeeper » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:06 am

rarer than unicorns eh? good image...

I wonder though, COULD the big sound camps be convinced to tune in for 2-3 minutes, all in sync, dropping a monsterous wave, a "tsunami" if you will, across thousands of people at once?

Never say never, most of the big sound operators are reasonably cool people if you can make it through to their inboxes. And really, everything is about lead time: given enough months to get people signed up into a virtually inevitable happening and the rest will tip themselves into place....
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