Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 29, 2010
Welcome to a new sound collage adventure from UFOverdriver.
This is a densely-layered space odyssey that involves new and experimental techniques in sound collage creation… headphones are recommended for optimum immersion.
Listen: Time Minus One: A Space Odyssey Mix
Part I – The Launch
Our journey begins with a three track group of collages composed of original recorded material by UFOverdriver mixed alongside a loop from the classic Sheep by Pink Floyd, which is joined in track three with a loop from Aztec Camera’s version of Jump.
Overlaid on the tracks are recordings from various Apollo missions, a speech by Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign trail, short clips from Wall Street and Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and other stuff…
The overall direction of The Launch is to reflect on the promises that were presented to us, the voters, by Senator Barack Obama while on the campaign trail in early 2008.
Part II – The Space Odyssey
12 Minutes and 44 seconds into the collage The Space Odyssey begins…
The next 6 tracks were constructed using the audio from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I downloaded from YouTube in thirteen parts of approximately ten and a half minutes each.
I took the audio from selected parts (tracks 4 through 6 used parts 12, 11 , 9, 13, and 1 – while tracks 7 through 9 used parts 10, 5, 6, 8, and 7 – see graphic below) and stacked them in layers in my mixer. Then I played around with the volume of the various layers while applying various effects to create “chance” loops of sounds.
Graphic Below: The “mix view” from Adobe Audition 3, the program I use to create my sound collages. The area displayed shows the two “stacks” of 2001: A Space Odyssey audio clips, with the volume control levels for each clip.
Included in The Space Odyssey is several extensive sound clips from philosopher Alan Watts. I offer no opinion at this point on Alan Watts ideas and concepts, I just liked the sound of his voice and the pacing of his speech. You can find out more about Alan Watts here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts.
Part II – The Space Odyssey is deliberately and delightfully trippy – for best results try listening to this mix with headphones on…
PART I – The Launch
Track 1 (1:22) T Minus 20 Seconds And Counting
Track 2 (4:20) This Time Must Be Different
Track 3 (3:54) Dreams From The Promise Of 2008
PART II – The Space Odyssey
Track 4 (1:21) Please Stop / I Saw A Bright Star Falling
Track 5 (6:22) Alan Watts Explains The Ceramic Model
Track 6 (2:24) Do You Read Me H.A.L. ?
Track 7 (3:00) I Feel Much Better Now, I Really Do…
Track 8 (6:01) The Space Time Discontinuum
Track 9 (4:08) The Creation Of Evolution: A Space Odyssey
Included Sound Collage Materials
N.A.S.A. – Apollo Mission (8,11,14 and 17) Recordings (from Various Online Sources including N.A.S.A.)
Barack Obama – A Speech from the Winter of 2008 on Campaign Trail (from Source Unknown)
Pink Floyd – Sheep (from Animals)
Aztec Camera – Jump (from The Best of Aztec Camera)
VIDEO – Human Being Have Been Studied for a Long Long Time (from Video from YouTube)
Stanley Kubrick – 2001: A Space Odyssey – Complete Movie in 13 Parts (from Video from YouTube)
Network – 1976 Film – Sound clip (from Video from YouTube)
Wall Street – 1987 Film – Sound clip (from Video from YouTube)
Star Wars – 2005 Film – Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Sound clip (from Video from YouTube)
Television Commercials – Zoloft and Cymbalta (from Video from YouTube)
Interview with Rubert Murdoch (from Source Unknown)