Noise Intercepted Collaborators

Kathryn Jamieson - Museum Curator, Artist

kjamieson

Ottawa, Canada

Why do I want to participate?

Art keeps me on my toes. It keeps my mind going. It keeps my hands busy. And creative challenges help me pick up the pace.

Twitter: @KathrynRosina

 

Posts:

Singing SandsNoise Challenge #7: The Cues

I’ve been on vacation this week, so my ‘everyday life’ is on hold. While I initially decided to skip this challenge, an interesting sound presented itself. This is not a cue from my everyday life, but instead a cue that I’ve taken a much needed break and far from home. Take a moment and listen to the Singing Sands near Basin Head, Prince Edward Island.

Singing Sands, Basin Head, PEI

ReluctantNoise Challenge #6: The Eavesdropper

I had been putting off this challenge all week. Years ago I had an uncontrollable habit of listening to other’s that I have finally shed. I’ve also had a busy week, and the idea of slowing down to listen to those I shouldn’t wasn’t very appealing. Tonight, I headed to a fast food restaurant with the intent of listening in. As soon as we sat down with our meal, a politician I had met briefly and would be meeting again in a few days sat down at the table beside us. I froze. Should Ire- introduce myself’?  Should I mention the event we’ll both be at shortly? Should I thank him for his continued investment? … Should I eavesdrop?

I didn’t say anything. In regret, I sent a quick tweet after dinner mentioning the event. The only thing I overheard from their table was “Do you know what A&W stands for?” I think one of them had the answer, but I didn’t hear it.

You did this to me, DeniseNoise Challenge #4: The Soundtrack

Denise Ing and I added a new level to the challenge by choosing what the other would listen to. Denise chose Stop Me if You’ve Heard this One Before by The Smiths. You can find it on You Tube. Lyrics below:

Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you’ve
Heard this one before
Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before

Nothing’s changed
I still love you, oh, I still love you
…Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to, my love

I was delayed, I was way-laid
An emergency stop
I smelt the last ten seconds of life
I crashed down on the crossbar
And the pain was enough to make
A shy, bald, buddhist reflect
And plan a mass murder
Who said lied I’d to her ?

Oh, who said I’d lied because I never ? I never !
Who said I’d lied because I never ?
I was detained, I was restrained
And broke my spleen
And broke my knee
(and then he really laced into me)
Friday night in Out-patients
Who said I’d lied to her ?

Oh, who said I’d lied ? – because I never, I never
Who said I’d lied ? – because I never

Oh, so I drank one
It became four
And when I fell on the floor …
…I drank more

Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you’ve
Heard this one before
Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before

Nothing’s changed
I still love you, oh, I still love you
…Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to, my love

After listening to this song repeatedly over a 24 hour period, I really did relate to the words in the second last verse.

Head over to Tumblr to see my response: http://tmblr.co/ZcGnSsj0BRuN

#1: The sweet sound of skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, OntarioNoise Challenge #1: The Pulse

As someone who lives outside of the downtown core and works on outskirts of town, the pulse of City of Ottawa sounds more like peaceful quiet to me. When I do venture into the thick of it, it is usually for cultural activities like Winterlude. There is nothing better than skating among hundreds of people out enjoying the best of what Ottawa has to offer.

Play the video to hear skate blades on the canal and to get a sense of Ottawa.