This is Interesting: Sound Taxi

If you study the art of sampling and industrial music, you’ll eventually be led back to the concept of musique concrete, the artistic repurposing of sounds for muiscal purposes.  This “found sound” approach can be traced back to the 1920s and enjoys periodic resurgences.  This might one of them.

Artist Yuri Suzuki has take the sounds of everyday London and turned them into this.  A full description of his work can be found at Ars Technica.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “This is Interesting: Sound Taxi

  • This reminds me of my first year radio class at Ryerson. We had to make up our own sound effects (ie. smashing watermelons, breaking celery, ripping paper, etc)

    Its amazing to see where music and sfx come from.


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