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Kevin Good – Listen

"recently, I have become interested in the idea of music blending with the environment the listener is in, rather than the music creating its own environment. In listen, I have recorded a balance of sounds that occur naturally throughout the day and others created intentionally in imitation of those sounds.

the piece is comprised of four field recordings, collected in an area near my current home (Avon, CT) at different times of the day. I listened to each of the recordings and isolated sounds that I found interesting and then attempted to recreate them intentionally. I accomplish this either by shutting a door, opening a mailbox, turning on a sink, etc.

I also imitate sounds by finding a similar instrumental sound (such as rubbing hands on a bass drum to create a wind-like sound). the instrumental sounds are mixed very low and may even been inaudible in most listening situations.
the last compositional element is the human voice, sparsely utilized and becoming more so throughout the piece. none of the sounds have been electronically processed in any way. this work may be listened to in any environment.

listen was originally conceived as a headphone piece; however, using speakers or other playback methods may be interesting as well. it is my hope that listen can remind listeners to pay attention to their environment's sounds not only when listening to this piece but, when listening in general."

- kevin, spring 2015


Kevin Good / electronics

Andrey Stolyarov, Jean Carlo Urena Gonzalez, Jianpeng Feng, Ken Steen, Libby Cohen, Mike Jones, Robert Carl, Sayun Chang, Yudong Wong / voices


recorded: avon, ct (usa), 3/22/2015

Available as a 16bit FLAC or 320k MP3 

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