[Track #047] 90x301 (excerpt)

location: 301 overtoom building, amsterdam, netherland | time: 05 july 2011 | ambient: empty gallery space | author: dario lazzaretto

excerpt from 90'x 301 by dario lazzaretto: "a series of nightly field recordings made during my residency project at AWA gallery, in 301 Overtoom building, Amsterdam"

[Track #46] Digitalsilence

time: 15:00, 25 october 2014 | author: dario lazzaretto

"If true silence is not human and requires the absence of life then it can only be interpreted by a computer..."
I Tacet - dedicated to human death"- 0'24'': the temperature gap that separates life from death (O ° C -24 ° C). A real heartbeat, recorded with a stethoscope*, slows to a stop.
II Tacet - dedicated to the digital death - 0'09'': the "silence" of a freezer recorded by my laptop, which is able to operate over the temperature of human death (up to -35 ° C).
III Tacet - dedicated to absolute death - 04'00'': If my computer - switching off by itself to the temperature too low - would save the file that was recording, in auto save, it would generate a total silence, digital, unreal.

[Track #045] Turn down the heat the soup is too noisy

location: shetland, uk | time: 16:30, 25 november 2014 | ambient: house | author: susan timmins


[Track #044] Peace (silent mix)

location: dubay, united arab emirates | time: february 2013 | author: ram nath the accountant

Peace reassemble a peaceful environment hidden beneath an experimental binaural tones which will induce relaxation, meditation and creativity.


[Track #042] 2'33 rec on a mobile on no music day

location: kingsway tunnel, merseyside, uk | time: 21 november 2007 | ambient: road tunnel | author: alan dunn

"It is 21st November 2007 and artist Bill Drummond has declared that date NO MUSIC DAY. Can we go 24 hours without hearing music and get close to silence? Or does silence remind us too much of pre-civilisation and our own mortality? I sat on the bus number 433 as it travelled under the River Mersey in the Kingsway Tunnel and thought about Cage's silence. The journey lasts only 2'33" and as we enter the Tunnel I simply press RECORD on my mobile phone."


[Track #041] 4'33 minutes of stolen silence

author: conny blom

"In the sound piece "4:33 Minutes of Stolen Silence" I have sampled pauses and breaks within recorded compositions of rock, jazz and classical music and constructed a four minutes and thirty-three seconds long piece of copyrighted silences in obvious reference to John Cage. It might sound absurd, but as the copyright law is written today everything in a recorded composition is protected, including silence. By stealing these compositional pauses, and creating a new piece out of them, I am trying to reveal new aesthetic qualities. The silence proves to be far from silent. When the surrounding sounds have been edited out, it is possible to raise the volume and hear things hidden behind the background hiss: unintentional noises, lingering notes or perhaps even voices."