Re: [rumori] CDs of Silence - Other Silences

From: Bob Boster (
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 22:34:30 PST

bb> Actually heard him interviewed on BBC 4 and realized he's playing up
the silence thing for attention. He's actually including anything that
drops beneath a certain threshold, and the BBC has it's own issues with
compression anyway, meaning that the result is actually a pretty nice (if
minimal) collage of compressor attacks, breathing sounds, paper shuffling,
background studio noise, telephone reverberation envelopes from interviews,
and the weird-if-engaging sounds of people's saliva sloshing around in
their mouths. Not silence at all.

And the copyright issue was not raised by either side in the piece.

At 03:19 PM 11/7/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>24 cd's! is this in response to the Merzbox
>anyone else got any exmamples of recorded silence.
>The Phantom Pregancies a UK riot person group in the 90's suppostedly
>because of their hatred/fear of technology when they were asked to appear
>on a cd compilation, said to leave 2 minutes of silence as their contribution.
>also there's a web site which has an hour recording of a Silent Refrigerator.
>Peter A Lopez
>Steev Hise wrote:
>>Matt Rogalsky, a Canadian artist in England, is making a
>>sound piece out of all the silences in 24-hours of BBC
>>the reason this is relevant here is that the BBC stated that
>>they were "treating it in a light-hearted way, despite the
>>fact that it is illegal." So we're supposed to accept
>>that even silence can be owned...
>>Steev Hise, Wannabe Has-Been
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