XSL Free Sound Collection & Open Collaboration Press Release

Straight from the Thalamus Lab:

‘If we would stop and attribute too much to genius, [Emerson] shows us that “what is best written or done by genius in the world, was no one man’s work, but came by wide social labor, when a thousand wrought like one, sharing the same impulse.’
Essays Before a Sonata, by Charles Ives

“We (Thalamus Lab) want to reach new horizons in collaborative art. As a starting point we have released the XSL, a free sound collection by several artists around the world. The XSL is composed of recordings from sound installations, the new instrument Arpasauro inspired by harp and organ, underwater recordings with a custom made hydrophone, field recordings of wild insects, frogs, rain, thunderstorms, sea waves, planes, machines, samples of ceramics, stones, household percussion, vinyl crackle, a clavichord, a violin, a japanese choir, a vocal of a poem, analog synthesizers, drones, pads, sci-fi soundscapes…
Participants are required to create audio works with the sounds in the XSL and encouraged to collaborate in the process. The deadline to send final works is March 1, 2015. A selection of submitted works will be presented by Harvestworks (New York), Niu (Barcelona), Netlabelism (Ghent) and Thalamus Lab (Berlin). Find this collection and more info about the project online: http://www.thalamuslab.com/xsl/
Read the guidelines here: http://www.thalamuslab.com/xsl-open-call-guidelines/
Cover art is by Berlin-based contemporary artist Marc von der Hocht: http://marcvonderhocht.de
Sounds are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
Thalamus Lab is an organization exploring models for creating art collectively. We develop projects in search of cultural blends and evolutionary methods, with a special interest in electronic music, new technologies and media art.

chris Written by:

Chris hails from the east coast of the United States. With help from Netlabelism.com, he discovered the netlabel phenomenon in 2012. Since then he’s been hooked, listening to netlabel music almost exclusively. He enjoys jazzy hip-hop, psychedelic chill out, and bass-heavy tunes. In addition to listening to and sharing music, he loves to read and write (he’s even written a book!). Chris reviews North Carolina beers at www.PorchDrinking.com.

One Comment

  1. January 22, 2015

    I’ve very excited about this, thanks for sharing and reminding me of this.
    Looking forward to hearing all the creations.

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