Samples from Anodyne - "Building a community..."

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Tabula rasa (/ˈtæbjələ ˈrɑːsə, -zə, ˈreɪ-/

In Locke's philosophy, tabula rasa was the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a "blank slate" without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one's sensory experiences. 

Tape Extracts:

Julie Shapiro: It's funny how it was like a part of my life then, but really was like a foundation for everything that's come since. Building of a community of readers, by involving people as participants, was part of the plan a little bit. 

Angeline Gragásin: I'm happy to support Julie and her work in any way I can. 

Tania Ketenjian: Whatever Julie is involved with, immediately my ears perk up.

Allyson McCabe: I know that she has a sort of zine name, which was Julie Atomic, and I was always sort of curious where it came from.

Whitney Henry-Lester: Pretty much anything  that Julie does I am happy to participate in.

Simon Roche: Someone said, I know this girl you should send her one of those. And, I did and then she was like Oh, my god, I love the printed word.

Garrett Tiedemann: Samples from Anodyne.

 

Offbeat: Bellhop (#ShortDocs 2016 Submission)

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"We were lied to." This short audio work was produced for the 2016 #ShortDocs competition held by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. This piece was inspired by the "film noir" mini-movie produced by Manual Cinema. In addition to original music by Garrett D. Tiedemann there are music tracks by Manual Cinema within the mix as required by the competition for this year. To learn more about this year's competition and view the film inspirations from Manual Cinema visit Third Coast: http://thirdcoastfestival.org/competitions/shortdocs/2016

Tape Extracts:

I awoke from a dream. Trees lined the city. Night turned on. And we were still.

Kids playing.

(whisper) Why are they so loud?

There is no anxiety. No trace of despair. No pain. No regret. Or any sadness as one falls from great mountain heights. 

Instead the person who is falling often hears beautiful music while surrounded by superbly blue heaven that is filled with rosette clouds. And then suddenly, and painlessly, sensations are extinguished immediately from the body at the exact moment that the body makes contact with the ground.

I awoke from a dream. 

On these tapes was a man. A wall of a man. Held up.

(newsreel) Clearly this is going to have psychological importance.

In the story she asked the most fundamental questions. I work myself to keep from receding into the distance. To find her, playing in the streets, oblivious to the goings on of a tired old man. 

Fingers bleeding. Looking for a burial. Sunlight long in the distance. 

(deep voice buried in newsreel and other audio) Alright, we have to take him away.

Offbeat: Waiting for Charon

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"Waiting for Charon" was produced by Garrett D. Tiedemann for The Sarahs' Very Very Short, Short Stories Contest. The challenge was to create a 2-3 minute audio fiction piece inspired by one of 3 sentences. This piece was inspired by Mary Morris' sentence: “The Gem sisters slept in the order in which they were born.” It was mixed, edited, and scored by Garrett D. Tiedemann.

Tape Extracts:

On this as we pass.

On this as we pass.

On this as we pass.

As we say goodbye.

We bury them in the mud.

(child singing) In the mud, in the mud, in the mud, in the mud. (Indiscernible) scoop some mud in the mud.

A wise old owl lived in an oak.

The more he saw the less he spoke.

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can't we all be like that wise old bird.

(unknown woman) Hello? Yes. Hi, can you hear me ok.

(indiscernible voices and sound)

(unknown woman 2) I didn't say that right. Or did I?

Bury them in the mud.

(indiscernible voices and sound)

(unknown woman 2) Ok, ok, I'm gonna stop because I don't know what else to say right now.

(unknown woman) Hello?

(unknown man) Yes, this is John.

(unknown woman) Yes. Hi, can you hear me ok?

(unknown man) I know why you're calling.

(unknown woman) I can totally hear you.

(unknown man) You did? Oh, you did?

(unknown woman) I think I'm doing everything right. Got a good signal.

(unknown man) I guess that's it then. Thanks anyway.

(unknown woman 2) So, I would just sit and stare out at the trees.