For the second session of the sonic arts course we were given some sound recorders and went around the MAC recording little snippets of sound. We then downloaded them into Logic and started cutting and filtering them. I manipulated and arranged them together into an audio editor. I uploaded the result here ; .

I recorded door slams, keys and running taps among other things, snipped, reversed and pitch shifted. No other samples were used other than the dozen or so I recorded.

The harmonic drone was created by running the original arrangement of snippets into soundstretch and bouncing down different versions, eg one using the harmonics filter, one using the frequency shifter and one using the pitch shifter (down 5 semitones). These were then mixed together in an audio editor.

It sounds better with headphones on and lights off 🙂