GONCALO F. & PATER - Study Into 21st Century Drone Acoustics
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Date of release: Jan 08 2016
Much of the discussion around unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is directed toward its capabilities of surveillance and attack. However for those living in areas of conflict, it is the engine sound of the drones that has devastating psychological effects. Military drones fly at high altitudes and are more easily heard than seen. Even the origin of the word ''drone'' is rooted in sound, and comes from the sound of the male honeybee. The sound of drones in areas of conflict creates soundscapes of terror that can go on for many hours. The buzzing of the engines has generated nicknames like ''zanana'' in Palestine and ''bangana'' in Pakistan. A Study into 21st Century Drone Acoustics is an auditive investigation by composer Goncalo F. Cardoso (Discrepant) and designer Ruben Pater (Drone Survival Guide). What kind engines are drones equipped with? What do they sound like? What are the psychological effects of the sounds in areas of conflict? Side A features field recordings of 17 drone types, ranging from small consumer drones to large military drones. The B-side presents a soundscape by Cardoso, inspired by the abusive and destructive power or drone technology. The composition focuses on the conceptual (sound) life and death of an aerial drone machine in the 21st century. The project is intended for use in installation in various museums and festivals. The sounds are available for free at droneacoustics.org. Concept by Goncalo F. Cardoso and Ruben Pater. B-side composition written and composed by Goncalo F. Cardoso. Voice by Emmet O'Donnell. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin. Metallic finish sleeve by Ruben Pater. Includes 12-page booklet. TRACKLISTING A1. QAV400 A2. Parrot AR A3. AirRobot AR-100 A4. RQ-11 Raven A5. ScanEagle A6. RQ-7 Shadow A7. Harop/Harpy A8. Rustom-1 A9. MQ-8 Firescout A10. Heron A11. Hermes 900 A12. Heron TP A13. MQ-1 Predator A14. RQ-9 Reaper A15. RQ-4 Global Hawk A16. nEUROn A17. X-47B B1. The Life and Death of a 21st Century Drone Machine
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Cat No: CREP24
Packaging: LP Regular
|Artist||Goncalo F. & Pater|
|Artist/Author||GONCALO F. & PATER, RUBEN CARDOSO|
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