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The space seems abstract and yet again very digital. I think the object is introduced at around 0:40 with the very low humming synthesizery sound (at least that would be cool if it were the object). The rest of the sounds post that seem very harsh, hard and fleetingly pulsing. It reminds me most of a futuristic construction sight which brings up many questions in terms of the theme of the piece which I am unable to consistently nail down. I feel like it could have progressed a little faster (because it times it seems to drag unnecessarily), but other than that, everything seems to fit together relatively nicely.
This space sounds industrial and expansive.the clipping noises add a nice edgei like the harmonics coming in at 50the popping sounds add an interesting dimension, as does the sawing which comes in at 1:10
This piece is really digital and reveals the process behind the work. It seems like a digital representation of a storm or an emergency. The beginning is calm and peaceful, though getting more chaotic, when an unsettling clicking object enters at 1:06. The object gets increasingly threatening as the piece moves towards the end. This piece definitely feels like an event, with tonal shifts that indicate narration. I think the very last seconds sound a bit unfinished.
Tension leading up to the object at 1;00 random sounding sounds, seem intentional though. 1;40 new object introduced, soft piano music is in the background which is a nice touch. It adds a humanizing element. The space feels familiar yet electronic at the same time.
The space is in a large space with different sounds. The object that is being encounter with collaboration of objects. Object is windy, rhythmic , and dark. Engaging sound 1:17,2:28.
This one had a pretty creepy feel from the beginning, with jarring grinding and clicking noises. The space seemed to me like a maze, with some large aggressive beast wandering around. The encounter with this presence could be as early as the somewhat distant rumbles and growling noises near the beginning. The growls, mixed with the resounding stomp noises grew as the track neared the end, leading to what seems to be the actual face to face sort of encounter at around 2:10.
The space is enclosed and seems very sharp, black and white or with only a little light color. The movement is like trying different ways of knocking, kicking, scratching at every moment. I'm not sure what kind of objects encountered but they seem to be something hard, solid but not heavy. Or it inspires a feeling of using some tools to touch or punch the objects. A pitch appears around 1:00 and sounds like an alarm. Engaging sound appears at 70s and 90s. The space got expanded in some way at the end.
The space reminded me of having to walk through a metal tunnel holding a lit gas torch to see and at one point having to light another. At 1 05 the listener encounters the object, which seems to be moving around quickly in the distance further down the tunnel. The object appears threatening due to how fast it's moving and the dark nature of the space.
This is a small room sized space, dark, metal, hoses- industrial/factory? I feel as though I am looking left/right and slowly walking- am i a worker or inspector of some sort? Encounter 01:07;00- a mechanical organic large creature is buzzing me and will not go away (large like horse size) Irregularities- the ending sounds unfinishedEngaging- 02:05;00, 02:22;00, 01:38;00 - Layered sounds are complex and very engaging
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