10: Woosy Cudda

Listen out for these sounds in Woosy Cudda:

I hope your Wednesday has been going well.

I have just been working on some music for your project.

Firstly a slightly boring computer related story

A few weeks my 2014 MacBook Pro stopped working / I took it over to Apple and they helped the poor old thing out.
They installed a new operating system but with no garage band which I normally use for music.

I think if I had installed a new version it would have melted it.

I was going to send over some music I had made in the summertime.

Anyway today I was feeling the vibes of some kind and decided to make some improvised music.

So this afternoon recording on my iPad using Voice Memo / I made 4 pieces of music/sound for you.

These pieces were made with:

Acoustic Guitar
Casio SK-1 Keyboard
Thunder Tube
Toy Saxophone
Loop Station
Synthesizer Bass Pedal

Recorded live in downtown Dunfermline on Wednesday afternoon.

I hope you can access the sound files / and that you can use them in someway for the project?

Marcus Oakley

I love the way my 5-year-old daughter Nina uses an iPad app called SoundForest to make beats. I sampled one of her beats as part of the drums and sub bass for this track

Tommy Perman

Recordings of Bo the dog from Susie Brown

Also, this is a set of recordings I made in the Pacific Northwest a few years ago that I love – it’s an accidental aeolian harp that was made out of some fishing line that was strung up on a dock. It was super windy and it was making a completely amazing noise! I was so excited by it, and I still love listening to it. 

Yann Seznec (with Kristina Seznec)

It seemed like a simple request, but the more I thought about it, the harder it became to think of a sound that made me feel happy.

So I took the complete opposite route of digging inside and did a finder search of my Hard Drive.  I typed in “Happy” and an old, unfinished session came up with the word “happy” in the title.

I listened to it and it made me want to finish it, AND it made me happy.  Here is a portion of the guitar track from it.  I’m starting to remember how I started to write the song, and all the stuff I was doing at the time, and it makes me happy.

Yusuke Hama (Hamacide)

My dog doing his howl chat that he does to me when he wants his dinner.

Kev Sim

I don’t really try to make music any more even though I do play about from time to time to escape from all of the visual stuff. Happiness isn’t necessarily in the sound but in the process of pressing keys and pushing buttons.

Chris Labrooy

It’s the guinea pigs, Winnie and Chester. Having a snuffle around and a nibble.

Bartholomew Owl

Track named by Nina Perman. Written by Tommy Perman, Chris Labrooy, Marcus Oakley and Yusuke Hama. Produced by Tommy Perman.

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