Posted 26 April 2009, 08:07
A rhapsody in distressed metal.
I made a recording just under seven seconds long of the sound made by the spring inside my dishwasher door when it’s opened and closed. Then I slowed it down to a bit over nine minutes in duration and played it back in six layers, each at a different pitch. The layers are staggered low to high, making it a canon. Besides being time-stretched and pitch-shifted, the sampled sound has also been filtered, compressed, and reverbed, all in a few lines of Csound code. No other sounds, sampled or otherwise, were added.
(For the sake of completeness, I recorded the sample as a stereo 96K/24-bit WAV file using my Zoom H4 recorder. Then I used Audacity to trim it and convert it to mono before using the sample in Csound.)
Copyright 2009 by Dave Seidel, some rights reserved.
A Door Into Spring by Dave Seidel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.