Archive for: June, 2017

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Sounding: Ringing Rocks County Park – PA

Stone Music: Geology Sounding Edited Google landsat image of the area of the Ringing Rock stone field. We were located at the red “X.” Last June, 14 I met up with Ed Ruchalski from Syracuse at 8:00 AM to perform and experiment in the football size and mysterious seven acre field of boulders located appropriately named Ringing Rocks County Park, PA.  We knew one another through a radio project called art@radio that I started in 1999 that ended around 2011. Photograph by Ruchalski of Bradley swinging the DIY buzz-roarer.   Above is a composition created shortly after the site visit with Ed Ruchalski based on the concept of an “audio journal”  or soundscape collage. We created rhythmic structures that other sounds were integrated from various instruments we carried with us out into the park. There were moments when we would be subtle and the birds would add their chorus lines […]

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Water’s Edge, Biome Tells

WEBT is an interdisciplinary art-science research project that focuses on the microscopic life forms found within the littoral zone of the brackish shoreline of the Patapsco River’s Middle Branch at Masonville Cove in the Brooklyn community of Baltimore. For many years, micro fauna and flora that reside at the water’s edge of Masonville Cove have been subjected to high levels of pollution due in part to the dumping of dredged materials from the Baltimore harbor, compounded by massive quantities of discarded debris from human activities. more info further down.  The project is a collaboration between Stephen Bradley and Dr. Tagide deCaralho, director of the Keith Porter Imaging Facility, UMBC. [About the above banner image: Magnification: 159 X,  air bubbles attached to Closterium pritchardianum [?]. Identified through the Maryland Biodiversity Project.] SITES / timeframe: 061917 Library Pond, UMBC campus Testing the stereo microscope using a new NIKON adaptor for the D7000. […]