Drake Music March 

March: Wordscapes

Wordscape that became "I like the sound of the rain" 


Joy  


Following them on facebook  

Books with faces on them  

Gold smiths  

Smiths sssfffffssss 

Sf 

Finding out about them at goldsmiths  

Led by graham doddle  

Saw a job that suited me well  

Part time  

Ppppp apart.  

I went for it  

Is that enough? Ffffffffff f f f f f f f f f             f                           f 

Cool.  

I do a few things                few 

Recording engineer  

Freelance recording                       freelance 

In studios around London  

Studio  

Studio  

Studious  

Stooooo 

Studio  

Studio  

Recording studio  

Recording  

Recording  

Recording studio  

Make my music when I have time  

But I don’t have time  

Women in sound  

Live sound  

Omnii  

1 minute – loop  

Impatient  

Is that faster than what Tom said?  

Pourous  

Easily penetrated  

Things can pass in and out of it  

Laughing lots of laughing  

Sweat  

Moisturiser  

I really like that word, sounds like a band.  

Change  

And fluidity  

Contrast  

Fliiiiiidddd d d d I ttty  

Ditty  

Fluid ditty  

A little ditty  

Bother – loud eaters, breathers, snoring  

Velvet backwards – heebie jeebies  

I like the sound of rain  

I like the sound of rain.  

I like no sound.  

I like hearing familiar accents  

I like sounds like quite chaotic  

Radical and out there  

Inviting and welcoming  

Diverse  

I like the sound of rain  

I like the sound of rain.  

I like no sound. 

I like the sound of rain  

I like the sound of rain.  

I like no sound. 

I like the sound of rain  

I like the sound of rain.  

I like no sound. 


Wordscape that became "It's like the wind, the way it moves"


Louis  

Good question  

Good question  

Supporting disabled people in school settings  

Teaching assistant  

GCSE music  

Couldn't play a conventional music  

There’s gotta be other people doing this – after she finished her qualification which is quite frustration  

What do I do outside Drake  

A variety of different things  

2 year old boy  

In a band  

Write short stories  

Like to keep my creative pursuits – taking a compromise  

It's not exclusive  

Prohibited  

Not discouraging  

Not stuck  

Not without potential  

Echo  

Repeat a sound but has its own effect on it  

Conceptual  

A bit like the wind but it changes as it goes around the environment  

I want something that acknowledges that I’m there  

Not patronising  

Acknowledges my presence  

Comforting  

A human condition  

Maybe God..... Maybe..... affirmation.  

Porrrrrrrrrrussssss 

Pour us  


Wordscape that became "Textured Journeys:" 


Myriam


Sent my CV to Tom  

Almost 3 years ago  

Do music as well  

My own project  

All female collective  

….. choir  

I also teach Swedish.  

All female collective  

Deep Throat Choir – all female collective – we so some covers – second album – rehearse every week on RED days (mondays)  

Deeeeep 

Inside  

Bothers me Good questions  

Sound of cutlery  

Really really annoying  

Calms me  

Sound of the sea  

I grew up by the sea 

I really like the sound of the sea  

Hold music  

Something that changes so you don’t switch off.  

Pattern that doesn’t repeat but the loop changes after two bars – what's this twist and turn  

Something to throw you off keep you engaged  

REDDDDDDDD  

Red is in Drake  

Mellow yellow – then it’s like REEEEEEEED – I feel it between my shoulder blades and let nothing fall apart.  

Lunch break yellow or green  

RED is frequent colour.  

CAFÉ OTO – you don’t know what to expect it’s more like a soundscape  

Investigating sound taking you on a journey rather than production  

Exploring textures  

I like  

There's something about the everyday and the mundane and the city is always throwing in different elements  

It can be draining but it’s also what keeps me going  

It's the fire that fuels me but kills me a little bit.  

PourusssssssSSSSSSSSS 

Thank you that was so much fun.  


Wordscape that became "It's quiet, it's very very quiet" 


Tom


It’s quiet  

Can be very very quiet  

It’s quiet  

It’s like a nirvana  

The loud quiet thing  

It's very quiet  

And then it gets very loud  

Nothing in between  

Smells like teen spirit  

Pop  

Thumb pop  

Silence  

Cough  

Loop – demented  

I can tolerate a lot  – 2 to 3 seconds  

If you can make it good it can be forever – if it’s the right thing  

Pitch it half way between  

Compress the hell out of it  

C E  

Sssssss 

What brought you to join it  

Applied to a job 3.5 years ago  

Don't remember  

Job hunting 

Wild card job - I came from a different sector – different part of the charity world  

Background in music  

Sister is disabled and she’s also a musician and she’s quite techie  

Relatable  

Relatable  

Relate.       able.          relate  

No relevent experience  

All I was doing all day was applying for jobs  

Be here now with you  

Pooooooooooorrrrrrrrrr us.  

Pour us.  

Poor us.  

Pouuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrr Russssssssss.  

Rrrrrrrrrrr 

RRRRRRRR 

Relateable.  


Wordscape that became "And Birdsong and forest and green" 


Carein  

It’s a long time ago  

Along time  

Along  

A long time  

 

I didn’t find Drake Music, 

I didn’t find D  

D d d d  

D d f d d  

 
  somebody  

 

Somebody involved in Drake Music rung me and said there’s a job going - why don’t you apply?  

 

Involved  

Involving  

Involve  

Evolve evolving  

Involved  

Evolving evolve wave  

Waving  

Evol  

Love  

Loving  

Lovingly lovely  

Enveloping  

Envelope  

 

Somebody involved in Drake Music rung me  

 

Rung  

Another rung  

Up up the ladder up and up the ladder up and up the ladder and up the CEO the seeeee the seee what do you see up this rung?  

Rung up to see you  

See you up the rung  

Rung rung up see I am in the sea  

Sea  

Waves  

And  

and said there’s a job going - why don’t you apply?  

The end of 2005 

I’ve never heard of them why would I?  

 
 Why would I  

Why would I would I wood be  

Wood trees wooden  

Wood would  

I don’t know I would never…. (Why would I apply? Why would I?)  

(Anyway)  

 
 

Talked to my then partner about her - (she names Drake - Drake is a woman - woman is a Drake - not Drake the rapper - Drake the wo -man.  

Wo-man  

Woooooah  

Wo, Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh  

 
 

See what your market value is.  

 I went and applied… and I got it.  

En A A E D A  

 
 

I had no idea. I had no no idea, 

I had no idea. I had no no idea, 

I had no idea. I had no no idea, 

I had no idea. I had no no idea, 

I had no idea. I had no no idea, it was not an area I’d worked in before.  

 

Area and curves - circles round and round and round - area - circumference  

I was on a very very very steep learning curve.  

 

(or a hill? Up a mountain, huh?)  

 

It’s not what it was in 2005, 6, 7, 8 which was a very very dysfunctional and backward looking organisation.  

(5, 6, 7, 8)  

5 6 7 8  

5 6 7 8  

A e i o  

A e i o  

A B D E  

It’s not an organisation that supports a medical model  

It’s not an organisation that doesn’t support  

 

It’s not a place that stands still.  


Cacophony of sounds  

 

Phony - fony - fake - this furry phone.  

 

Most unusual beautiful subtle extraordinary sound  

Jarring harder on the ear. That’s probably not so good for holding music.  

 

Too much going on - too much sound - overload  

 

I think about  

 

Birdsong, hearing the trees  

Anything to do with trees  

Not voices - voices are not calming  

 
 They’re really nice questions because they make you think - well me.  

 
 (lots of laughing) - music to cheer up? - gleeful -  

 
 Pourous  

Movement - coming and going space, but not stable - not necessarily stable  

It’s exciting - but the word itself is negative  

Could be good  

It’s something good.  

(she breathes) exhales - laughs laughs   

Anyway this is really interesting.  

Porous Pourus Porous  


Pore  

Pouring  

Pore  

Pour  

Poor  

Holding on  

Holding  

Hold  

Hold hold hold holding on and on and on and holding  

Being held.  

Holding on to  

Holding inside  

Holding tightly on and clutching and being warm and holding you inside my cupped cupped hands  

And hold hold old old is outside out there it’s disappearing fast, it’s out in the air landscape  

 
 
 

Pour on us, pouring over us pouring pour  

Pouring out of us  

Pouring into and out of and being inside of and outside of and being inside and outside and pouring pour us the skies are opening pour opening the skies pouring onto us pour the faces us of on and ruspo pourus rusty tint of  pouring under and on and over 

Painting in response to Carien 

"And birdsong, and forest and green" 

Painting in response to Myriam

"Textured Journeys"

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My painting in response to "I like the Sound of the Rain" 

My painting in response to "It's like the wind the way it moves" 

March: Soundscapes

It's quiet, it's very very quiet (see painting below)

April

First Draft of our Podcast (without Abigail's support/polishing sounds) edited by ER.

I painted this in a journeying workshop I run outside of DM but I include it in here because I went to the same place I went to when listening to our Podcast. 

First Draft: 

https://soundcloud.com/elinor-clare-rowlands/rough-draft-of-podcast-for-drake-music-1st-challenge



I began to make responses to Sonia's track through painting

I weaved Sonia's tracks through mine and the narrative we had created to create a filmic and imagist story bringing audiences through different landscapes. 

Below is the Podcast Text Description I wrote - Various drafts - beginning with the final one first. 

Podcast Composition by Sonia Allori and Elinor Rowlands

(Words by Elinor Rowlands) 

Elinor’s voice - a soft whispered voice, she sounds quiet, calming almost, yet it rushes in forcefully with the words:

Drake Music is.... 

Drake is quiet, it’s very very quiet 

Drake is different textures and

Drake is experiencing journeys 

Drake is the sound of the rain and it’s no sound sometimesbecause at work it’s always sound 

Drake is like an echo, and like the wind, the way it movesand weaves itself around nature. 

There is a pause, here, a beat - like in theatre

Drake is exciting. 

Then the sound design changes so that the word Porous is dispersed and broken apart, arriving in on loops, arriving and disappearing, the words are spoken by different member of the Drake Music team.

The voices are brought in so that all the hair on your skin stands up on end, it is eerie and haunting. Sonia’s piercing voice and bluesy Southern rhythms flow through cutting through the words, bringing mellow oozing sensations of big bold feminine jazz,

Pourous

Pourous

Porrrr.......  Pourus.

(Repeated and flowing in and out)  

Voices in a meeting room

Joy: Cool! Nice to meet you all

Gareth (AiR): Nice to meet you too!

Gareth (AiR): Cheers

Sounds of chairs and laughter and saying of goodbyesat the end of an interview.

Then there is the sound of a guitar, an acousticguitar and Elinor’s voice, quiet in the distant, mumbling to guitar sounds; apeering out of the darkness.

Elinor says:

So I lay in the dark for a very long time.

The guitar falls away to another voice, a male voice singing “You’dlike that, I’d like that too, so put your extraordinary…”

Then Joy’s voice arriving in rhythm, her voice overand over again, looped and back and fourth pronouncing the word Fluidity

The return of Sonia’s voice with this oozing mellow Southern melody. Scrumptious and luscious and then another voice, repeated and repeating, light, airy and high.

Fluidity Fluidity Fluidity  

Fluidity Fluidity  

Fluidity

Fluid

Ity

.

Elinor’s voice returns, as if revealed through thetrees like sunlight trickling down from the sky:

Elinor says:

I retrieved a soundtrack I’d created years ago that had methinking of Joy’s interview. 

When I listen back to Joy’s interview I see her 

on the other side of a window pane with rain

The rain begins to fall as rain effects are played.

sliding down the glass.

It is a stormy night,

and I look at her in the rain on a damp pavement 

And she is inside what might be a shop, 

or a café, listening to the soundsall around her 

And whilst I’m unable to make a room contain this space andsound 

I feel I can make the scene more cinematic and make Joy’sreflections more alive.”

Rainstorm sound effects get louder then disperse intoa mix track of Joy’s voice on loop and modified to be slowed down:

“I like the sound of rain.”  A track mixed with Joy’s voice as she talks onloop about liking the sound of the rain, and a piano plays, then guitar pushedout far, haunting and low.

Then music that is soft and haunting, the sound of awhirring spaceship, a fan perhaps outside a steamy apartment window, it issummer, and the voices of two people talking, the crunch of pillow and mattressand blankets as they cuddle up, Joy’s voice fuses into this scene, this sceneof intimacy, summer rain, a downpour in the heat of the day. These outsiderbodies/voices feel in the same room as the interview where Drake Music AiRsinterview DM team.

Joy: I like sounds that are natural

Outside Female’s voice: Like glass, like the curls of waves,like glass. Like the curls of waves

Gareth: What does Drake Music sound like?

Joy: (laughter) (nervous laughter)

Outside Male’s voice in response: Like a whirlpool.

Then voices again, Elinor’s soon followed by Sonia’s amirroring, with each turn or note of word and sound, Sonia is following closebehind, then her voice disperses to all the spaces of the room, into thecorners and against the walls and soon her voice is the whole sky, and Elinor’svoice is floating now with Sonia gently above and around:

Hold on hold on 

Hold on Holding  (Holdin) 

Holding on on on on on 

Hold on 

Hold on Holding on 

Then gently, brightly, vibrantly, the sound ofbirdsong.

(Birdsong effect)

Birdsong so loud and surrounded that we feel like weare all in a forest.

Elinor: It was really vivid …. And when she said “birdsong”  

Elinor: When she said birdsong the whole forest in my mindcame alive it was bright and sunshine and leaves and green and Spring. I haveSpring in my head. 

I had an empty stage. 

Wooden floor, beautiful acoustic raw 

Holding on and birdsong. 

Elinor delivers this line boldly, brightly andconfidently: I had the trees and the forest.

Gently, softly, more quietly,

Elinor: I had the trees and the forest. And birdsong. 

And with Tom, it’s quiet, it’s very very quiet. It’s quiet,it’s very very quiet. 

Humour and quiet and humour and quiet and laughter and quietand nervous laughter. 

And nirvana. 

Tom’s voice describes the sounds of Drake Music,

“It’s quiet it can be very very quiet” 

Elinor whispers gently in finding her voice again,mirroring albeit, a little more cautiously than Tom’s,

Nervous laughter and nirvana.

And loud loud loud - (these words jutting forward)

Then her voice pulls the next two words back as ifoars in the water, bringing the water back, so that the boat can move onforward;

and soft.

 And loud  --- moving forward

and soft. (moving back)

And loud and loud and soft. 

The words - moving forward and back - a push and pull.

at the word “and”

after soft before nirvana

And nirvana And loud loud loud and soft, and loud and soft.And loud and loud and soft. that moves into the wind. 

Sounds of the wind, and then we can hear horsestrotting down a street in the snow. And then we hear Louis’ voice:

Louis is speaking about how he has modifiedinstruments to be more accessible for a disabled pupil who wanted to do themusic GCSE and he thought that “There’s Gotta be other people doing that”

In his interview he had likened Drake Music to thewind and that’s when I brought the wind in, because Louis, was the wind, as itmoves and twists transforming changing shape and responding to all they comeinto contact with - what he said was very poignant and the wind takes theaudience on a journey, we are rushed from a forest filled with birdsong now tothe sea, we see the waves, and seagulls pass overhead.

Elinor:

That moves into the wind, and sea and water and waves and seaand water and waves. And Miryam’s sea

Salt.

 Air. 

3.2 Sound effects: Seascape. 

4.6 Insert File: Exploring Textures 

Myriam’s voice as if she’s going underwater, or ismoving under water so her voice sounds a little farther away.

3.3 Sound effects: Waves on the sand 

1.8 ER:

Taste it. Taste it in the fish, taste in on the land, tasteit on the trees, on the grass. More sound effects of water, of nature, allfused against the urbanesque of London. 

And then, Coronavirus happened. And now nature is rising upagainst the urban landscape. 

3.4 Sound effects: Wild Jungle Sounds, loud birds, crickets.

3.5 Sound effects: Beachscape 

1.9 ER:

Was Drake psychic? 

3.6 Sound effects: Waves/Beachscape

Alongside Sonia’s singing is the sounds of the waveslapping up on the sand.

2.2 Sonia’s mix and Voice - Never Lose Heart (ClosingTrack)

Never lose heart – Words &Music by Sonia Allori 

Never lose your head, 

Even when those around you are losing theirs, 

‘Cos that’s an awful lot of heads, 

To trip over, 

Or kick up the corridor! La la la la la …… 

Never lose your trust in people, 

Even if they let you down, 

‘Cos it’s a case of give and take, 

You have to give a little, 

And lose all the hate. La la la la la ……. 

Never lose hope, 

That life will keep surprising every day, 

You’ve got to keep the faith alive, 

Believe in yourself, 

Don’t stick your hand in a bee hive! Lala la la la ……. 

Never lose heart, 

Even though life’s frustrating, 

Your body’s misbehaving, 

You can do it if you try, 

And if not, 

Then maybe one day you will fly! La la la la la la …

Sonia’s voice stops singing and we are left with anabsence that feels heavy hitting into the chest, or the pit of the stomach. Thepause is stark, the emptiness is noticeable - we don’t quite know what to dobut the waves of the sea keep lapping up on the sand and then we are calmagain, resting back into our body - the sea still moving, water splashes andthe waves keep on waving.  

Podcast Project - Sonia and Elinor Collaboration 



2nd Draft script 


Elinor’s voice - a soft whispered voice, she sounds younger than her years, her voice is said to be calming, yet here it rushes in forcefully with the words:

Drake Music is.... 

Drake is quiet, it’s very very quiet 

Drake is different textures and

Drake is experiencing journeys 

Drake is the sound of the rain and it’s no sound sometimes because at work it’s always sound 

Drake is like an echo, and like the wind, the way it moves and weaves itself around nature. 

There is a pause, here, a beat- like in theatre

Drake is exciting. 

Then the sound design changesso that the word Porous is dispersed and broken apart, arriving in on loops, arriving and disappearing, the words are spoken by different member of theDrake Music team.

The voices are brought in so that all the hair on your skin stands up on end, it is eerie and haunting. Sonias piercing voice and bluesy Southern rhythms flow through cutting through the words, bringing mellow oozing sensations of big bold feminine jazz,

Pourous

Pourous

Porrrr.......  Pourus.

(Repeated andflowing in and out)

Joy: Cool! Nice to meet you all

Gareth (AiR): Nice to meet you too!

Gareth (AiR): Cheers

Sounds of chairs and laughterand saying of goodbyes at the end of an interview.

Then there is the sound of aguitar, an acoustic guitar and Elinors voice, quiet in the distant,mumbling to guitar sounds; a peering out of the darkness.

Elinor says:

So I lay in the dark for a very longtime.

The guitar falls away to anothervoice, a male voice singing “You’d like that, I’d like that too, so put your extraordinary…”

Then Joys voice arriving in rhythm, her voice over and over again, looped and back and fourth pronouncing the word Fluidity

The return of Sonias voice with this oozing mellow Southern melody. (*Sonia you can add more here!) 

Fluidity FluidityFluidity

Fluidity Fluidity

Fluidity

Fluid

Ity

.

Elinor’s voice returns, as if revealed through the trees like sunlight trickling down from the sky:

Elinor says:

I retrieved a soundtrack I’d createdyears ago that had me thinking of Joy’s interview. 

When I listen back to Joy’s interview Isee her 

on the other side of a window panewith rain

The rain begins to fall asrain effects are played.

sliding down the glass.

It is a stormy night,

and I look at her in the rain on adamp pavement 

And she is inside what might be ashop, 

or a café,listening to the sounds all around her 

And whilst I’m unable tomake a room contain this space and sound 

I feel I can make the scene morecinematic and make Joy’sreflections more alive.”

Rainstorm sound effects getlouder then disperse into a mix track of Joys voice onloop and modified to be slowed down:

Ilike the sound of rain.

Then music that is soft andhaunting, the sound of a whirring spaceship, a fan perhaps outside a steamyapartment window, it is summer, and the voices of two people talking, thecrunch of pillow and mattress and blankets as they cuddle up, Joys voice fusesinto this scene, this scene of intimacy, summer rain, a downpour in the heat ofthe day. These outsider bodies/voices feel in the same room as the interviewwhere Drake Music AiRs interview DM team.

Joy: I like sounds that are natural

Outside Female’s voice: Likeglass, like the curls of waves, like glass. Like the curls of waves

Gareth: What does Drake Music soundlike?

Joy: (laughter) (nervous laughter)

Outside Male’s voice inresponse: Like a whirlpool.

Then voices again, Elinors soonfollowed by Soniasa mirroring, with each turn or note of word and sound, Sonia is following closebehind, then her voice disperses to all the spaces of the room, into thecorners and against the walls and soon her voice is the whole sky, and Elinors voice isfloating now with Sonia gently above and around:

Hold on hold on 

Hold on Holding  (Hold in) 

Holding on on on on on 

Hold on 

Hold on Holding on 

Then gently, brightly,vibrantly, the sound of birdsong.

(Birdsong effect)

Birdsong so loud andsurrounded that we feel like we are all in a forest.

Elinor: It was really vivid  …. And when she said “birdsong”  

Elinor: When she said birdsong thewhole forest in my mind came alive it was bright and sunshine and leaves and greenand Spring. I have Spring in my head. 

I had an empty stage. 

Wooden floor, beautiful acousticraw 

Holding on and birdsong. 

Elinor delivers this lineboldly, brightly and confidently: I had the trees and theforest.

Gently, softly, more quietly,

Elinor: I had the trees and the forest. Andbirdsong. 

And with Tom, it’s quiet, it’s very veryquiet. It’squiet, it’svery very quiet. 

Humour and quiet and humour and quietand laughter and quiet and nervous laughter. 

And nirvana. 

Tom’s voice describes the sounds of DrakeMusic,

“It’s quiet it can be very very quiet” 

Elinor whispers gently infinding her voice again, mirroring albeit, a little more cautiously than Tom’s,

Nervous laughter and nirvana.

And loud loud loud - (these wordsjutting forward)

Then her voice pulls the nexttwo words back as if oars in the water, bringing the water back, so that theboat can move on forward;

and soft.

 And loud --- moving forward

and soft. (moving back)

And loud and loud and soft. 

The words - moving forward andback - a push and pull.

at the word “and”

after soft before nirvana

And nirvana And loud loud loud andsoft, and loud and soft. And loud and loud and soft. that moves into thewind. 

Sounds of the wind, and thenwe can hear horses trotting down a street in the snow. And then we hear Louisvoice:

Louis is speaking about how hehas modified instruments to be more accessible for a disabled pupil who wantedto do the music GCSE and he thought that Theres Gotta beother people doing that

In his interview he hadlikened Drake Music to the wind and thats when I brought the wind in, becauseLouis, was the wind, as it moves and twists transforming changing shape andresponding to all they come into contact with - what he said was very poignantand the wind takes the audience on a journey, we are rushed from a forestfilled with birdsong now to the sea, we see the waves, and seagulls passoverhead.

Elinor:

That moves into the wind, and sea andwater and waves and sea and water and waves. And Miryam’s sea

Salt.

 Air. 

3.2 Sound effects: Seascape. 

4.6 Insert File: Exploring Textures 

Myriam’s voice as if shes goingunderwater, or is moving under water so her voice sounds a little farther away.

3.3 Sound effects: Waves on thesand 

1.8 ER:

Taste it. Taste it in the fish, tastein on the land, taste it on the trees, on the grass. More sound effects ofwater, of nature, all fused against the urbanesque of London. 

And then, Coronavirus happened. Andnow nature is rising up against the urban landscape. 

3.4 Sound effects: Wild JungleSounds, loud birds, crickets.

3.5 Sound effects: Beachscape 

1.9 ER:

Was Drake psychic? 

3.6 Sound effects: Waves/Beachscape

Alongside Sonias singing isthe sounds of the waves lapping up on the sand.

2.2 Sonia’s mix and Voice - Never LoseHeart (Closing Track)

Never lose heart – Words &Music by Sonia Allori 

Never lose your head, 

Even when those around you are losingtheirs, 

‘Cos that’s an awful lot of heads, 

To trip over, 

Or kick up the corridor! La la la lala …… 

Never lose your trust in people, 

Even if they let you down, 

‘Cos it’s a case of give and take, 

You have to give a little, 

And lose all the hate. La la la la la……. 

Never lose hope, 

That life will keep surprising everyday, 

You’ve got to keep the faith alive, 

Believe in yourself, 

Don’t stick your hand in a bee hive! La la la la la ……. 

Never lose heart, 

Even though life’sfrustrating, 

Your body’smisbehaving, 

You can do it if you try, 

And if not, 

Then maybe one day you will fly! Lala la la la la …

Sonia’s voice stops singing and we are leftwith an absence that feels heavy hitting into the chest, or the pit of thestomach.

The pause is stark, theemptiness is noticeable - we dont quite know what to do but the wavesof the sea keep lapping up on the sand and the sea, and then we are calm again,resting back into our body - the sea still moving, water splashes and the waveskeep on waving.  

This is my final painting in addressing this Podcast.

1st Draft "Text Description" 


Key:

1.0 - 1.9

ER = Elinor’s voice visually guiding the listeners into visual scenes of nature, landscape both internal and external.

2.0 -2.2

Sonia's Mixes

3.0 - 3.6

Natural/Nature Sound Effects for the weather and seasons and elements.

4.0 - 4.4

ER Response mixes of interviewees voices/music.

17.44 - Podcast:

Sonia and Elinor’s response to the interviews. Instead of talking/responding to the interviews through descriptive opinions or chat, we decided to respond through our music-making/sound practice. Both of us find it difficult to show ourselves on screen/on websites and hesitate with blogs/vlogs etc, yet – here - we used our voice and words when composing work – so this is where our collaboration flowed really easily because we could hide/describe/verbalise through the sound pieces that weave themselves around each other to create ripples and waves.

We also feel it’s no coincidence that the letters of our names spell, “SEA”

1.0 ER:

Drake Musicis....

Drake is quiet,it’s very very quiet

Drake isdifferent textures and

Drake isexperiencing journeys

Drake is thesound of the rain and it’s no sound sometimes because at work it’s always sound

Drake is like anecho, and like the wind, the way it moves and weaves itself around nature.

 (pause)

Drake isexciting.

(Abigail – could you make a prominent pause here and thenit flows naturally into the Porous mix).

2.0  Sonia’s Mix: Porous – all team voices 

Could you flow some of the voices ofthe other DM team’s voices to be moving in and out a little more fluidly? Soniamanaged it for her/my voice but for the actual interviewees – having theirvoices a little more softer softer in and out – would be more effective.

4.0Guitar - So I lay in the dark for a very long time.

4.1Fluidity

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1.1 ER:

I retrieved asoundtrack I’d created years ago that had me thinking of Joy’s interview.

When I listenback to Joy’s interview I see her

on the other sideof a window pane with rain

3.0Insert: “Rain Effects”

1.2 ER

sliding down theglass.

1.3 ER

It is a stormynight,

and I look at herin the rain on a damp pavement

And she is insidewhat might be a shop,

or a café,listening to the sounds all around her

1.4

And whilst I’munable to make a room contain this space and sound

I feel I can makethe scene more cinematic and make Joy’s reflections more alive.

(Rainstormsound effects)

4.3Insert file: “I like the sound of rain.”

·     Can you make “like a whirlpool” - at4:45 – can you make it louder? I don’t think people will catch it.

2.1 Sonia’s Mix

ER/Sonia

Hold on hold on

Hold onHolding  (Hold in)

Holding on on onon on

Hold on

Hold on Holdingon

(There is a thud sound where I “edited” sections of tracksat 6:12/13 – wondered if you could smooth it so you don’t hear the thud asmuch.)

(Birdsongeffect)

1.5 ER:

It was reallyvivid

And when she said“birdsong” 

When she saidbirdsong the whole forest in my mind came alive it was bright and sunshine andleaves and green and Spring. I have Spring in my head.

I had an emptystage.

Wooden floor,beautiful acoustic raw

Holdingon and birdsong.

I had the trees andthe forest. I had the trees and the forest. And birdsong.

And with Tom,it’s quiet, it’s very very quiet. It’s quiet, it’s very very quiet.

Humour and quietand humour and quiet and laughter and quiet and nervous laughter.

And nirvana.

4.4Insert file: “It’s quiet it can be very very quiet”

1.6 ER:

Nervous laughterand nirvana. And loud loud loud and soft. And loud and soft. And loud and loudand soft.

(at the word “and” (after soft before nirvana at 10:23)can you take that “squeak” away, or soften it.)

And nirvana Andloud loud loud and soft, and loud and soft. And loud and loud and soft. thatmoves into the wind.

3.1Sound effects: The wind

4.5Insert File: “There’s Gotta be other people/The Wind”

1.7 ER

That moves intothe wind, and sea and water and waves and sea and water and waves. And Miryam’ssea salt air.

3.2Sound effects: Seascape.

4.6Insert File: Exploring Textures

(only if you have time – maybe a littlesound effect at the end of Myriam’s voice as if she’s going underwater, or ismoving under water so her voice sounds a little farther away.)

3.3Sound effects: Waves on the sand

1.8 ER:

Taste it. Tasteit in the fish, taste in on the land, taste it on the trees, on the grass. Moresound effects of water, of nature, all fused against the urbanesque of London.

And then,Coronavirus happened. And now nature is rising up against the urban landscape.

3.4Sound effects: Wild Jungle Sounds

3.5Sound effects: Beachscape

1.9 ER:

Was Drake psychic?

(Could we make this sound a bit of an ending beat – so maybe, a pause then the question – polish it to make it sound clearer.)

3.6 Sound effects: Waves/Beachscape

2.2 Sonia’s mix - Never Lose Heart (Closing Track)

3.7 Sound effects: Waves of the sea to END (17.44)

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