Category Archives: United States

Sound of Ebb: bubbles (above- and sub-surface)

Name: Melissa Grey
Location: NY, NY

Title: bubbles (above- and sub-surface)
Duration: 1:04
Year created: 2009
License: No restrictions on usage

http://www.loudspkr.org/soundofebb/Submissions/047_grey_bubbles.aif
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Art: Untitled New York

Sydney Hart
NY, USA / Canada
“Untitled New York”, 2009

“Untitled New York” (work in progress) is an ongoing series of photographs exploring the urban fabric of NYC and how its citizens relate to it, from the time I moved to the city in February 2009 to the present. I was interested in documenting the ruptures in an otherwise hyper-efficient network of grids and lines of mass transit; the organic interventions that anonymously comment on the status of these systems, with hints (that may fall on deaf municipal ears) as to how they should be improved. Having moved here in the midst of the economic crisis, I projected the state of the infrastructure as contingent on the self-made financial crisis of Wall st, on the expenses and budgeting of this financial hub now hit at its centre. The disruptions in the urban fabric (caused directly or indirectly by human intervention) were interesting to me as comments on the urban infrastructure’s use, from the people who use it, through indifference, neglect, transgression or facetiousness. In Bushwick, fire hydrants (in parts of Brooklyn called “johnny pumps”) were breached open, flooding the vicinity and making an island of a nearby Mercedes. In the same area, parked cars were used to block off traffic on Sundays, leaving locals the luxury of hanging a huge volley-ball net across two trees, with speaker piles in the middle of the street providing the soundtrack. Do these instances reflect a lapse in municipal amenities? Are the inhabitants of Bushwick merely filling in the gaps of the government’s neglect? Or are they -like the inconspicuous interventions into the grid of the subway with overtly domestic and personal items- necessarily personal and anonymous acts of generosity?”

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Sound of Ebb: Respire1(Aynohaynieye)

Name: Kevin Medal
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Link: www.kevinmedal.com

Title: Respire1(Aynohaynieye)
Description:
From an individual’s perspective, Respire1(Aynohaynieye)is similar to a therapeutic release (or) exercise in the cyclical act of purging ones desire of controlling uncontrollable factors in modern life and in a time of recession. It is a personal response that leads back to an inward state, perhaps wordless, culminating in the dissolution of the self, or “I” and ends in a kind of spiritual renewal; a cycle that repeats.. 1x 2x 3x..and so on adinfinitum.

The title “Aynohaynieye” is reference to a kind of void and to the phrase “Ex nihilo nihil fit”(Latin for “Nothing comes from Nothing”)

In Spanish, “Ay” means to “sigh”..”No Hay” means “There is none” “ni eye” means ” Nor is there “eye” (or I). Eye stands for I as “me” the individual or it can signify your “eye” which “sees”, symbolic of renewel, spirit, etc.

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Sound of Ebb: Zero Balance

Name: Seth Cluett
Link: http://www.onelonelypixel.org
Location: New York, USA

Title: zero balance (drawing zeros)
Description: zero balance (drawing zeros) is a direct recording of the drawing of zeros on paper. The repeated task is an attempt to center myself as I feel the gravitation pull of the thousands of bank balances approaching zero with each passing hour of the present economic recession.

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Sound of Ebb: Crash

Name: Mary Jeys
Link: http://huffduffer.com/parodyofmyself/6629
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Title: Crash

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Sound of Ebb: Mapambuzko

Name: Michael James Olson
Location: Statesboro, GA, USA
Link: www.myspace.com/mjosongs

Title: Mapambuzko
Description:
Mapambuzko means dawn in Swahili. Just as dawn gradually changes night into day, so too does a shocking recession give way to inward contemplation, a chance to reexamine our lives and priorities as we grapple with the blind excess of the past.

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Sound of Ebb: Layoff

Name: Subscape Annex
Link: http://www.subscapeannex.com/
Location: North Carolina USA

Title: “Layoff” 4minutes 11seconds
Description:
An impression of job reduction in force from the tech sector.

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