Noise Intercepted Collaborators

Herb Theriault - computer, occasional sound engineer / filmmaker


Halifax, Canada

Why do I want to participate?

Noise related challenges via text message, are impossible to refuse.

Twitter: @herbt



Hyper Aware, in SessionNoise Challenge #6: The Eavesdropper

I’ve always been fascinated by the bits of audio found in the pre roll of a recording session take, or the moments when you’re still rolling. So many mics, picking up chair creaks, bits of conversation, and the odd spring of pizzicato. Here are a few pieces built into a loop.

Creaks and HumsNoise Challenge #2: The Little Things

It’s getting to be that time, where our floorboards are going to need a bit of tightening down. We’ve been noticing an increase in creaks, and squeaks, over the winter. I took an old electret condensor, wedged it into the a hole in floorboards, and a put a pzm on the window ledge, to catch some traffic hum. Normalized the audio (24/96 is more forgiving, though this is a really hissy recording.) and looped.

The Verdant PulseNoise Challenge #1: The Pulse

Tower across the water

For me, the pulse of the city where I live has never been the downtown core. There is plenty of activity, during the day, and night, but I have always been drawn to the quiet, green spaces. They are surprisingly close by.

Halifax, Nova Scotia is the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces, with a core urban population of almost 300,000. The area where I live is quite close to the busy centre of town, with plenty of traffic, both car and pedestrian. Yet within a ten minute drive from my house, you can be surrounded by trees, water and assortments of tiny animals.