The Something Monologues

TSM159 : Using Sound to Anchor Ourselves into the Day and the Present Moment

Into today's walkalogue I talk about how we can use sound to anchor ourselves into the day, right from the beginning when we wake up and how we can use sound to fully engage with the present moment as we go through our day. This could have been a 1 minute monologue but as usual there are my observations of the world around me - including the sunrise, storm clouds, Boo ants, a snake skin and snake holes and the birdies. It is my intention that the many different sounds in this walkalogue provide you with a full immersion in the world of sound and an opportunity to start cultivating awareness ! 

Happy trails !

Brighty. ;-)


TSM148 : The Joy of Walking

In this walky talky, I explore the notion that we can actually walk without distraction or the desire to label. I've been an avid walker for 37 years and it's my desire to encourage you to share in the joy of walking.

WARNING : Sony Walkman, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue make an appearance in this monologue ! 



TSM123 : The Art of Sampling

The following monologue has lots of wind in the first half.

In today's talkathon, I meander through the world of sampling and suggest a new way of seeing sampling, that spans the 5 senses and provide several examples for new kinds of perfume, music and artwork.

I omitted tallking about collage, montage or decoupage because I was feeling sick and subsequently forgot about them and because in heinsight, they're probably subjects that warant a whole other TSM. 

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TSM112 : Mapping Bioacoustic Signatures

In today's monologue I give you an update on my health and treatment, an overview of the subject of terrestrial bioacoustics and an outline of a PhD I'm considering doing next year in mapping bioacoustic signatures around Australia. Bioacoustsics is a science that combines acoustics and biology. The particular aspect I'm interested in is capturing the telltale signatures of specific ecosystems (natural and man made) and looking at how they change through the day and over the seasons, the impact of human activity upon them and what this can teach us about how biodiversity waxes and wanes in response to human interference.

Today's monologue has a little wind coming through in the first half but the rest of it is wind free.

It's been a while since I've made one of these, so forgive me if I waffle on a little more than usual. It will probably take 3 or 4 monologues until I feel comfortable doing this again.


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TSM83 : The use of sound to alter consciousness

I made this monologue a few weeks ago while waiting for my son to run an errand. In this talk I explore the idea of using sound to alter consciousness, in particular the ideas put forth in David Hendy's book "Noise".

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TSM81 : Audio as a medium for story telling

In today's wofflathon, I lead you through some thoughts about the value of the audio medium for story telling. In so doing I discuss why we share stories and podcasts, what's behind our drive to tell stories and to share them, the value of stories, the power of audio stories, audio as a carrier of memory, sharing through audio, audio signatures of places, people, animals and plants and the engineering of soundscapes. 

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TSM19 : Music Genres and Music Maps

In this monologue I give you a basic introduction to music genres and music maps and the drivers behind new musical genres.

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