Midday call to prayer (Andrulian reimagining)

Jan 19, 2017, 12:46 PM

Part of the Sacred Spaces project - find out more at http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sacredspaces

Reimagined by Andy Lyon.

"I chose the Lincoln Cathedral recording because it is a landmark which dominates the local skyline. Building started in 1072 and was somewhat eventful - by 1232 it had been ravaged by fire, destroyed by an earthquake and the central tower collapsed.

When the central tower was replaced with a tower and a spire it was the tallest building in the world for 238 years until a raging storm blew the spire down in 1548.It has seen the plague, the renaissance, countless wars, the turmoil of the 20th Century and now faces the absurdity of our current position and the same bleak outlook we all do.

I've reimagined the recording, a snapshot of 3 minutes, as a representation of the history and turbulent times using some of my favourite sound design tools :

Dust by Soundmorph - a new discovery which is a sample based granulising synthesiser which uses real time particle simulation. It's an excellent tool for creating anything from cinematic soundscapes to glitchy textures.

Noisetar by NuSofting - An entry in the KVR Developer's Challenge 2016 it's a synthesiser that produces noise based sounds.
Spaceship Delay by Musical Entropy - An entry in the KVR Developer's Challenge 2016 it's an excellent and fully featured delay effect Incipit by Inear Display - This is a creative delay effect which produces glitchy or dub type delays Hornet Deelay - Another recent discovery, its a dub delay with vintage character Cataract by Glitchmachines - a sample scanner with modulation and morphing which can produce intricate percussive rhythms to glitcjy chaos Fracture XT by Glitchmachines - a glitch effect with very cool patchable effects section Cryogen by Glitchmachines - a modular buffer effects processor designed to generate robotic artifacts and abstract musical mutations Subvert by Glitchmachines - a 3 channel distortion effect Metric Halo Dirty Delay - Another excellent delay effect with a very clean and spacious sound Nave by Waldor - A wavetable synth that produces some excellent sounds Lagrange - Another entry in the KVR Developer's Challenge 2016, a delay effect using granular techniques which has a unique sound."