Various ‎– The Vancouver Soundscape 1973 / Soundscape Vancouver 1996

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Cambridge Street Records ‎– CSR-2CD 9701
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2 × CD
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The Vancouver Soundscape 1973 76:00
1.1 No Artist Ocean Sounds 6:16
1.2 No Artist Squamish Narrative 5:56
1.3 No Artist Entrance To The Harbour 7:19
1.4 No Artist Harbour Ambience 6:38
1.5 No Artist The Music Of Horns And Whistles 3:20
1.6 No Artist Vancouver Soundmarks 3:58
1.7 No Artist Homo Ludens - Vancouverites At Play 5:15
1.8 No Artist The Music Of Various City Quarters
Remix – Barry Truax
8:20
1.9 Hildegard Westerkamp New Year's Eve In Vancouver Harbour 8:32
1.10 No Artist On Acoustic Design
Narrator – R. Murray Schafer
20:26
Soundscape Vancouver 1996 76:59
2.1 No Artist Harbour Ambience 4:11
2.2 Darren Copeland Recharting The Senses 8:03
2.3 Sabine Breitsameter The Hidden Tune 14:27
2.4 Hans Ulrich Werner Vanscape Motion 17:07
2.5 Barry Truax Pacific Fanfare 3:07
Vancouver Soundscape Revisited
2.6 Claude Schryer Eagle 1:49
2.7 Claude Schryer Fire 3:57
2.8 Claude Schryer DroneSong 1:26
2.9 Claude Schryer Noise 1:30
2.10 Claude Schryer Walk 0:41
2.11 Claude Schryer Industry 2:10
2.12 Claude Schryer Horn 2:08
2.13 Claude Schryer Beans 2:43
2.14 Claude Schryer Blowin' 1:35
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2.15 No Artist Documentary: The Changing Soundscape
Narrator – Barry Truax, Hildegard Westerkamp
11:55

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Except for <i>New Year's Eve In Vancouver Harbour</i>, all sounds on disc 1 were recorded between September 1972 and August 1973. The recordists were Howard Broomfield, Bruce Davis, Peter Huse and Colin Miles. Bruce Davis supervised the mixing of the recordings. The Vancouver Soundscape was directed and edited by R. Murray Schafer. <i>The Music of Various City Quarters</i> (1.8) was remixed by Barry Truax for this CD. <i>New Year's Eve in Vancouver Harbour</i> (1.9) was recorded by Hildegard Westerkamp on New Year's Eve 1980-81.
Track 1.10 is "An introduction to the science and art of composing the soundscape, narrated by R. Murray Schafer, with recorded examples of good and bad acoustic design in Vancouver."

All four compositions on disc 2 (tracks 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.6) were composed during the Soundscape Vancouver '96 project at the Sonic Research Studio of Simon Fraser University from May 6 to June 5, 1996. A final concert (June 7, 1996) presented these works to the public. An 8-channel computerized diffusion system, developed by Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University using hardware and software developed by the Harmonic Functions group, transformed the conventional concert hall environment into an electroacoustically enhanced place for soundscape listening.
Digital recordings of the Vancouver soundscape (1991 - 1995): Robert MacNevin and Scott Morgan. Studio assistance to composers: Susan Frykberg, David Murphy and Chris Rolfe. Graphic design: Jaclynne Campbell, Instructional Media Centre, Simon Fraser University. Introduction and text editing by Hildegard Westerkamp and Barry Truax.
Track 2.15 is "A comparison of the 1973 and 1996 soundscapes of Vancouver, narrated by Barry Truax and Hildegard Westerkamp."

Packaged in slim double disc case, with two separate booklets, one per disc.

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