FAQ: ScourSound

2 05 2010

So what is ScourSound?
It’s a project where I make music based on free or public domain sounds I find on the Internet.

What’s the point?
I’ve always enjoyed listening to my surroundings in everyday life. Question is, can I make music out of these found sounds, similar to how visual artists create visual art out of found objects? And further, can I gather these sounds not in my physical environment, but in the virtual one offered by the World Wide Web?

Where do you get the sounds you use?
Most anywhere. Public domain or sound archive databases and searching using popular Internet search engines, mostly.

Do you process the sounds at all?
Yes. While all the sounds I use are free or public domain and found, I take the liberty of processing them. This includes applying effects, EQ, slowing them down or speeding them up, and so on.

Wait, isn’t that cheating?
Cheating implies there are rules. And I believe in art, there are no rules.




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