Repetitive Noises

I don’t understand why some people don’t like repetitive noises. I love them! Although, I’m not those people so of course I can’t understand why they are annoyed by repetitive noises. I’m annoyed by loud noises though so I guess I can see where they’re coming from. I would like to humbly apologize for offending those who don’t like repetitive noises.

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Collecting Noises

I am very interested in noise. It’s something that we hear everyday and a lot of it gets ignored. The amount of distinct sounds just in the little city I live in is immense. The cars, the sewers, the birds and the streams. There is an abundance of noise, both joyful and unpleasant (I prefer the ‘unpleasant’ sounds although they sound pleasing to me 🙂 ).

I’ve had this idea for a while to go on a series of expeditions to ‘hunt’ & collect sounds. Today, I started out my journey in the forest behind my apartment building. There was this spot where there were frogs croaking and it was so loud, you could hardly hear the noise coming from the High School (the school was having some festival and it was really loud).

I was surrounded by this sound. It was in this little swamp. I just stood there and absorbed it. I’ve never had an aural experience like that before, it was just amazing. To be so engulfed by a sound (one that’s not of a song or someone singing) is a rare occurrence.

Moved by this orchestra, I raced back to the apartment and got my mobile recording studio (it’s a 8-track recorder). I ran back to the swamp and started recording. And I just moved on from there. There’s a train track right next to that and some rushing water. Of course, I got some sounds of cars speeding past me. My only regret is that I used some effects like delay, reverb and phasing on some of the tracks. But there’s always next time.

A noise safari!

Take Care and enjoy yourselves!
-Aaron Horeth (A North Hare)

New Music along the way

I’m always composing music in my mind, it’s just something that happens to me. Most of the time I don’t get to put these compositions down on a recording.

My friend posted an article that really interested me, it was about finches playing guitars. This artist set up a room with several guitars and basses and had finches land on them. This created music.

This is the link: http://artery.wbur.org/2014/01/17/zebra-finches-electric-guitars

I was really moved by this article. And at first, I read the title as 70 Inch Finch. But it’s 70 Zebra Finches. Therefore, I have a title for my next song. “70 Inch Finch”. I don’t quite have the music yet. But that will come.

I once made an entire album about birds for my girlfriend and an album about lobsters as well. I love to create music that is layered, instrumental and I suppose “ethereal”. I consider myself more of a noise poet as opposed to a musician. I say this because I like to take noises and create music from them. The word noise should not have a negative connotation, in this instance, it is a beautiful thing. We have pleasant noises around us all day long. Think of a cat’s meow or the sound of snow falling. Those are noises!

I will post links once I’ve finished it! Keep checking back for more updates!

Thank you,

A North Hare