Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hannah Shepherd

Sound Critique Feedback

11 comments:

Julie said...

Sounded like an office or other mundane space. At ;40 a subtle object is introduced which sounds like a radio. At ;55 there is coughing. At 1;24 light talking in the background and these reinforce the idea that the space is an office. I feel like we you are walking through different cubicles.
1;44 seemed out of place with in the piece as a whole.

Sara said...

The space is very familiar. and seems claustrophobic.
Sound introduced at 1:00 brings the space into a common reality.
the talking in the background makes it seem like the space is inside someones brain or is similarly "close to home".
I like how everything is very subtle but it seems like there is not very much action.

Brian said...

Sounds like im in an oldschool silent movie theatre at first, then the credits come on around :45 and some ppl in the audience cough. the subject is having a hard time breathing and moves around the room doing something. There also is either a radio on or the movie can be heard slightly

Clint said...

The piece seems hyper-personal and sounds like a live recording of a bedroom demo tape (maybe like a really low quality Bright Eyes song) and the white noise sounds like a reel of tape spinning with bursts of wind hitting an open mic; however, the breathing and the digital manipulations provide the piece with a sense of discomfort which climaxes with the coughing at around 0:50. The space translates very literally and everything seems very closed and almost comfortable if it wasn't for the slight alterations occurring in the background of the mix. I didn't think the ending felt with the affect produced in the rest of the piece and would probably be my only recommended change.

Grace said...

To me it seemed like it was a small space that is next to a stadium. There was a sense of movement in the sounds that reminded me of people cheering in a stadium, but we seem to be very excluded from this in the small space. At 44 sec there seems to be an object interaction with some type of radio and at 53 there seems to be someone coughing near.

armando said...

The space seem to be small,with things moving around it. Seems like we are in a place being move around like a home theater in the beginning. Making the object be presented instantaneously. The object is repetitive, slow and smooth. Engaging sounds at :40s.

Matt said...
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Matt said...

OH oops! I got mixed up, and my first post was for Julie's, sorry!

I didn't feel the physical movement in this piece, but it seemed intentional. The static with little bits of radio coming in, and the coughing set up a very bitter feeling. The noises, like static or coughing, which are distracting and often annoying, were overpowering in this piece, but it became very natural over the course of the track and in the environment it created. It felt like submission to an unpleasant environment.

Mengyu said...

I feel the sound is from a public place that lots of people's passing by but standing far away. The space is enclosed or almost enclosed and there is a quite fast movement. The coughing at 50s seems a revelation of a hidden person who actually accompanies all th time. At 1:30 there is a sound of something's dropping and finally it has been abandoned.

Vadim said...

The space is a small room with a lot of background noise coming from heaters or lights. Around 39s the viewer encounters the object that to me seems like a radio being turned on in the distance (by the coughing person) and then having the volume lowered. I liked how the radio like sounds lingered in the background after the object was introduced.

Andrew said...

The sounds evoke a small and comfortable space with soft or low light. I do not feel like I am moving, but rather that the space is moving with me inside it. Encounter at 01:40;00- which is a muted and smallish bump, which is not explored but moved away from.
57;00 cough pulls me out of the experiential representation and puts another person in the space with me. This appearance is sudden and never seems to reoccur.
48;00 mechanical overlay