Phenomenon

by CJ Lohr

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This is an experimental ambient piece that I made using lots of different sounds - too many to list! My favourite is the beep from the first artificial earth satellite "Sputnik 1" or "Elementary Satellite 1" launched by the Russians in 1957. Travelling at 18,000 mph, it was visible worldwide and it's signal was transmitted and monitored by amateur radio operators all over the world. The surprise success of it triggered the "Sputnik crisis" and precipitated the so-called "Space Race".... But it's a lovely soft beep isn't it?

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the figure sways to and fro
the figure pulsates
what we have here is an interference phenomenon
phenomenon
phenomenon
music can also be made visible

credits

released January 7, 2016
Caeli Lohr: Performance, composition, mix and sample arrangement
Sputnik Beep from NASA's sound library
Voices sampled from a VHS copy of "Cymatics - Bringing Matter To Life With Sound", a film made in the 1960's by Swiss scientist Dr. Hans Jenny
Collage by me on the iPad from years ago, when I had an iPad

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CJ Lohr Glastonbury, UK

Hello! I make music for nice people "with three ears". I am often inspired by "found" sounds, and by making music out of everyday noises. I like to experiment and forget about "the rules", and I approach each piece with the idea that the studio itself can be a musical instrument in it's own right. Ah heck, I just love sound and can't stop playing with it, who am I kidding!! ... more

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