What is the Sound of Recession in 2011?

In the months and years that followed since 2009, we have seen drastic global changes. Particularly marked in 2011, two years following the beginning of this project, we see the actual social effects of the crisis manifesting in riots and unrest across the middle East and Europe –

Namely the demonstrations in Spain in May 2011 – Sounds of the Revolution from Mediateletipos:
http://www.mediateletipos.net/archives/15881

And then following in London the riots in August 2011:
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/blog_comments/1447/

What can we derive from these sounds? Is there an urgency today for change? What can drive us to move, act and react to what is happening in our World? These moments and situations do not disappear as soon as the media ceases to cover them. We need to remark the significance of these sounds and events, and attempt to understand what they mean and what messages they may send to those in charge.

Please submit to us any recordings of the recent events where you are that concern the current global economic crisis and its effects on the ground.
Send your sounds and links to: info@loudspkr.org

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hope amongst chaos by Carl Stevens

Name:Carl Stevens
Link: http://envirosonic.blogspot.com
Location:Manchester, UK

Title: hope amongst chaos
Description: This piece is a conceptual interpretation of the sound of recession. Created using the sounds of malfunctioning machines and skipping records to symbolise a faltering economic system, the stuttering effect it can have on peoples lives, and the glimmers of hope and opportunity that emerge amongst the chaos. 

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Fragments and Ruins by Andy Skelton

Name: Andy Skelton
Location: Nottingham, UK

Title: Fragments and Ruins (excerpt)

Description: In reflecting on the recession, I have applied a reductive and/or recessive technique to my trumpet playing. Rather like the Global Financiers, the consequences of my actions are barely there.

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F…K RECESSION, I’LL TAKE A SHOWER. by Fabio Coruzzi

F…K RECESSION, I’LL TAKE A SHOWER.
Name: Fabio Coruzzi
Link: www.fabiocoruzzi.com

The sound of recession came up in a hot afternnon , in the middle of an Italian summer,.

Outside were 42 degrees and people were trying to relax and think about the nothingness, I was reading a newspaper, it was talking about recession and economic downturn. Just words after words, adding shambles to global chaos.

While I was thinking about in what kind of boat the world will sink,a friend of mine, a carpenter, decided that was it. He said: I dont’ give a damn about, I don’t even know what you are talking about, I am just a worker with the a level, nothing more, you know what? I’ll go to have a shower to refresh myself and take a nap afterwards.

So I went to record his “indifference” about this world made of numbers, theories and fobias. He was incarnating the common sense through the hot environment of South Italy. He was singing while taking shower, because singing brings good mood and optimism…..

That was the sound of recession, a big interrupting noise followed by singing songs under a refreshing shower.

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‘For Ebb (Falling)’ by Song-Ming Ang

Name: Song-Ming Ang
Location: London, UK
Link: http://www.circadiansongs.com
Title: For Ebb (Falling)
Description: When there is a recession people are poor. Some resort to stealing. This is a poor man’s version of James Tenney’s “For Ann (Rising)”.

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‘Blue Screen of Death’ by Margarita Angel

Name: Margarita Angel
Location: Cali, Colombia
Link: http://www.spraygraphic.com/margaritaangel / http://www.myspace.com/ministeriodelaire

Title: Blue screen of Death
Description:
An error of the system? A bug inside? when did it start? it’s the actual government or it comes from the past?
it is a matter of memory, blank memory, it seems that we don’t really want see or hear.
A little echo just pass almost imperceptible and still reminds
the country has more than 50 years of war, a fight of sides where the people seems not to care, people that hold an economy of war, hopping some day more investments for study, social security, and health. They believe that the new upcoming politician will accomplished his promises.
Now our neighbour has freeze all diplomatic relations, no commerce between the two countries.
capitalism, socialism or communism? whatever they are, their real interests are themselves, not the people.

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‘Sack Round the Freezing Tree’ by Sean Burn

Name: sean burn
Location: tyneside, northern england
Link: www.gobscure.info / http://nosobrasotros.blogspot.com/

Title: sack round the freezing tree
Description:
a response to the tumultuous events in london this spring at the time of the g20 meeting/protests and very much inspired by brechts poem spring 1938. while not comparing our times to the coming world war that brecht wrote about we are nevertheless all losers in the invididious if subtle war currently taking place against our environments, our economies and our freedoms

Licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. (i.e. only the non-commercial bit is different)

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