Noise Intercepted Collaborators

The Unstitute - Artist

theunstitute

London, UK

Why do I want to participate?

The Unstitute is engaged in the auditory topography of the city of London; in particular, the sound of its denizens, its movements, its waste, then constructing fictions from those throwaway moments into the virtual architecture of the Internet.

 

Posts:

TransmissionNoise Challenge #9: The Free For All

An experimental radio transmission made entirely out of voice samples mimicking the sounds of the city and its modes of transmission and transportation- a semblance sound map of  mechanized and motorized systems: construction site machinery, engines, alarms, traffic warnings, sirens, trains, etc accompanied by an ‘automatic’ stream of consciousness voice-over.

To Bore, or Boring Aandre (an overheard conversation)Noise Challenge #6: The Eavesdropper

…listen, mum; I did fone ‘im, but ‘e said fone Aandre…

…yes, mum…

…yes, ‘e says Aandre knows what to do…

…uh…yeah…

….so I foned this Aandre last night, right, and ‘e’s round quick as a flash, and I shows ‘im the ‘oles. Remember they was behind the cooker in that daamp bit of lino what’s peelin’ off and goin’ braan? Well, they moved. Now they’s next to the barfroom cabinet…

…yeah, ‘oles…

I dunno ‘ow they moved, but they bleedin moved

…nah, I did call the caancil, but they said they don’t do ‘oles…

…‘ow do I bleedin’ know?!?

…nah, they said they does ants, bed bugs, bees, braan-banded cockroaches, german cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, carpet beetles, fur beetles, varied carpet beetles, centipedes, firebrats, fleas, blue bottles, green bottles, ‘ouse flies, fruit flies, ‘ornets, lice, aalmond mofs, indianmeal mofs, mealworm beetles, red spiders, silverfish, spider beetles, woodlice, daampwood termites, subterranean termites, wasps, woolly bears, woodworms, deaf watch beetles, furniture beetles, weevils, mice, raats, chipmunks, gophers, beavers, shrews, moles, opossums, raccoons and ‘edgehogs. But not ‘oles. Well, Aandre takes one look at them holes and ‘e says, “You’ll ‘ave to fill em up.” ‘e said if I didn’t fill ‘em up straight away, they’d be everywhere, and before I know it, there’d be no ‘ouse left….

….nah…nah…‘e’s a specialist, mum; ‘e works wiv ‘oles every day…

…nah…nah…why should I?

…mum…mumyou should know bleedin’ better than listen to ‘er malicious bleedin’ gossip…

…mum; Aandre does not live in an ‘ole! Anyway, ‘e fills ‘em up and says call ‘im back if I gets any more…

…yeah, that was last night….

…well, that’s my point exactly…

…nah, ‘e went back ‘ome. Well, I goes into the kitchen this morning don’t I, and there’s six more of them bleedin’ ‘oles lurkin’ behind the microwave. I’m at my wits end mum, really I am, and now there’s gonna be no ‘ouse left, and I dunno what to do, and Aandre ain’t pickin’ up the fone, and ‘is answerfone message is just this saand of ‘im sayin’ “ ‘oles, ‘oles, ‘oles, ‘oles, ‘oles,” over and over and over…I feel proliferated mum. I’m a bleedin’ colander…

 

VirusNoise Challenge #4: The Soundtrack

The Unstitute has chosen a song by Bjork called ‘Virus’ from ‘Biophilia’ album.

The image and sound were produced simultaneously while listening to the song and responding to it. The picture was drawn with the eyes closed while wearing bells attached to the wrist and moving along a gravel path rhythmically to the music beat.


Backstreet RepercussionismNoise Challenge #1: The Pulse

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Pulse 1

A record by The Unstitute

Waste

It can hardly have gone unnoticed that in recent weeks the Council has neglected its duties in the disposal of waste. One cannot turn a corner without the feeling of being smothered by some form of effluence or other which, taken in individual cases might not seem so offensive, but when permitted to accumulate in such ashy piles as now it does must give rise to the concern that waste is not seen in quite the same light as once it was.