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World Ear Project:
Transmission Four, Nov. 1970

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 64 min
Event Type: Other Finds Program Origin: KPFA

The fourth transmission of KPFA’s groundbreaking series the World Ear Project, featuring unedited ambient recordings of unique or unusual environments. The World Ear Project was an attempt to bring everybody’s ears a little closer. KPFA asked their listeners and friends from around the world to send in recordings made in common places, of the sounds that surround our daily existence. The environments in which these recording were made were the sole subject of the project. It was the philosophy of those that began this endeavor, hosts Charles Amirkhanian and Richard Friedman, that one key step in trying to understand our neighbors is getting to know the setting in which they carry out their daily lives. This particular transmission was a retrospective of the first three shows, and features the best or most interesting of the recordings already broadcast by KPFA in 1970. Environments captured here include street sounds in San Francisco, a thunderstorm in Crete, village singers of Indonesia, backyards in Northern California, underneath a freeway in Houston Texas, and diesel trains in Fresno California, among other. All sequenced together in an uninterrupted hour of sonic surroundings, so turn down the lights, put on the headphones and travel around the globe without leaving your chair, all courtesy of Richard Friedman and the KPFA World Ear Project.

Note: the precise order of the musical selections is a best guess based on available information. Please check transmissions 1 - 3 for more information.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [concert intermission, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco] -- [Pentecostal singers, Union Square, San Francisco, Aug. 16, 1970] / Richard Friedman -- [thunderstorm in Samothrace, Crete, 6/24/1968] / John Schneider -- [downtown Lisbon, Portugal, Dec. 1, 1970] / Jack and Betty Schneider -- [backyard in Berkeley, California, 9/12/1970] / Richard Friedman -- [Lou Harrison’s backyard with gamelan, Aptos, California, 8/31/1970] / George Craig
Genre:  Field Recordings
Subject:  Ambient sounds; Field recordings; Songs (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble; Automobile sounds; Railroad sounds; City sounds; Nature sounds
People:  Friedman, Richard; Schneider, John ; Schneider, Betty ; Craig, George
Recording Date:  11/28/1970
First Broadcast Date:  11/30/1970
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [chant with percussion, Indonesia] / Larry Reed -- [village, Indonesia] / Larry Reed -- [Southwest Freeway at 3 am, Houston, Texas] / Mitch Green -- [diesel trains, Fresno, California, Summer 1969] / Karlheinz Martens -- [concert intermission, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco]
Genre:  Field Recordings
Subject:  Ambient sounds; Field recordings; Music -- Indonesia; Songs with percussion; Automobile sounds; Railroad sounds
People:  Friedman, Richard; Reed, Larry; Green, Mitch; Martens, Karlheinz
Recording Date:  11/28/1970
First Broadcast Date:  11/30/1970
 
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