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Insert For Mixes.

Sep. 20th, 2005 | 12:10 am
posted by: volupteveg in slcsoundproject

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Also.. mapping locations within the next week.
I'd tell you that we'd let you print out a stencil but for the sake of the public and a good name I will keep it legal ;)

P.S. I hope some of you get encouraged to rip out your old tape recorders and junk up some raw sounds. If anyone needs tape recorders/players the public library can rent them (i think).

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Art in the digital age and the artists that suffer.

Sep. 19th, 2005 | 03:33 pm
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"An Open Letter To A Suffering Artist"
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About the SLC Sound Project

Sep. 16th, 2005 | 11:30 pm
posted by: volupteveg in slcsoundproject

The SLC Sound Project spawned from ideas of like-minded artists who founded the Chicago Tapes project.
"Public space, especially in urban environments, rarely functions as such. Our shared visual environment in particular is often put up for sale to private interests through advertising, omnipresent in any urban area. There’s not many ways to avoid these constant consumerist messages except to hurry past with your head down. By doing this, we also fail to interact with our environment.

Meanwhile, groups trying to reclaim public space, through projects like murals and community gardens, struggle for space and funds. Reclamation through the art form of graffiti brings up a host of other civic and aesthetic issues, but even the most beautifully rendered pieces are created more for the purpose of self-aggrandizement rather than fostering public dialogue. Tip the scale the other way, towards “clean” streets, and the public fares no better......" -CTP

The purpose of the SLC Sound Project is to harbor the public exchange of music and art. Breaking down the barriers, monotony and transforming our public space into a haven for creation. The SLC Sound Project allows individuals to decide how much they want to participate and, as well, remain anonymous. Tapes and CD's can be hidden virtually anywhere and as the digital age and public accessibility continues to progress, the spread of art will be unstoppable. The SLC Sound Project is meant to spread across all backgrounds, race, and social class. It is about sharing inspiration in a creative and selfless way. Through this vision, our urban environment becomes infused with a sense of community belonging.

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FAQ

Sep. 16th, 2005 | 05:11 pm
posted by: volupteveg in slcsoundproject

1) HOW DO I GET INVOLVED WITH THE SLC SOUND PROJECT?
You can become a part of the SLC Sound Project by
*Finding a tape/CD made by someone involved in the project
*Leaving a tape/CD at a specified location (Locations are available on a map that we are setting up!!)
*Starting a Location on your own and leaving a tape/CD
---or--- contacting SLC Sound Project about contributing art for the covers/inserts.

2)WHAT DO I DO IF I FIND A TAPE/CD?
In essence, we hope you will be inspired! and.. will leave a tape/CD for someone else to find either in the location you found it or a new location (and contact us so we can put it on the map)
The found tape/CD is yours to keep.

3)CAN I USE OTHER FORMS OF MEDIA?
Sure! Do what inspires you.
The most important part is simply that you make it special and put your own meaning into it.

4)WHAT IF SOMEONE TAKES MY TAPE/CD BUT DOESN"T LEAVE ONE BEHIND?
Sometimes it happens. If someone finds what you have made.. and takes it home and listens to it than your mission is complete. Hopefully you inspired them, shared a part of your life (in a very obscure and hidden way), and had the joy of making something for someone who may remember it for the rest of their life.

5)WHAT DO I PUT ON THE TAPE/CD?
GUIDELINES (That by no means have to be followed.. but are just ideas)
**- A MIX with a "theme" Such as music that inspires you at the time. Try to incorporate music that you think can be appreciated by many backgrounds/ages.
**- A MIX with music and Found sounds. I think this is important because "found sounds" can be easily accessible (on the internet or recorded by yourself) and can include sounds of everyday life such as: Birds chirping, the city at night, friends talking... etc, etc. If you are going on the theme of Public Art... what is better to remind people of the beauty around us (that we often overlook) than the sounds that are around us?

6)CAN I START A PROJECT IN MY OWN CITY?
Yes, that is our hope.

7)TAPES OR CD'S?
***Tapes are often low-budget, recyclable and easy to manipulate.. as well as easy to turn into art objects. Tapes also provide a bit more pressure to be listened to from beginning to end for lack of ability to skip around. (which can be good... because you want someone to listen to the whole tape that you put your time and work into.)
***CD's. In the digital age, I feel that CD's can be easily accessible and are an ideal option. They are beginning to cost less than tapes and people who cannot afford to purchase a blank CD or do not have CD players in their home can at least listen to a CD at any public library. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WANT TO SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY... REGARDLESS OF INCOME!

If you have questions or want to help out contact:
slcsoundproject@backtomono.net

FOR THOSE OF YOU JOINING THE GROUP: Please read the links about Open Source and Collective Arts!

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