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Monday, 28 April 2014

Sound and Moving Images from the British Library

 Sound and Vision Blog

You can do imaginative things with sound and moving images from the British Library Sounds website!  To get some inspiration, how about reading their blog?  They don't limit their ideas to the British Library resource, either. Here's the latest posting - suggesting a clever way of using Flickr.  Brilliant!

"Next up in our Inspired by Flickr series are two compositions from filmaker and sound artist Chris Lynn. The brief was to create a short sound piece inspired by one of the fabulous 1 million images released by the British Library last year onto Flickr Commons. The first image to catch Lynn's eye (and inspire his ears) was a 17th painting of Native Americans taken from William Strachey's 'Travels through Virginia'. The coloured engraving, entitled 'Their Sitting at Meate', called for a more faithful approach when creating the aural setting. Lynn wrote:
"I felt the Native American scene required just a simple field recording of waves gently breaking on the shore  [...] - See more at: "

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