Call for Collaboration: International Counting Track
2008-12-23 Leave a comment
I would like to create a piece of music with people from all around the world counting to the rhythm in various languages. Imagine an international crowd, all going “1, 2, 3, 4, 1 and 2 and 3 and 4″ in various languages, sometimes juts one, sometimes layered :)
To make this happen, I ask you to provide recordings of yourself and everyone else you might get to do it, saying:
- One Two Three Four
- One and Two and Three and Four and
in your native language (and any language where you are confident about your pronunciation).
With a tempo of 110 beats per minute (to be very clear, the “and” has to be between beats). Up to 4 repetitions, filling 4 bars would be nice.
If there are special ways of counting to the music in a language, use those and inform me about it :)
“Beat” should be translated to whatever could be said on each beat. In German it would be “Schlag”. A single occurrence is enough, I intend to use these as accents.
All files should be:
- WAV (or wavpacked)
- 32 bit float, 48 KHz
- Dry, no effects
- Explicitly licensed as http://creativecommons.org/license/by-sa/2.0/ or released to the Public Domain
Additional samples with effects are ok, but it’s likely that I will not use them. Still, I want to collect and offer all usable material for download (it’s an open source project).
Please name them as follows:
- firstname_lastname_language_count.wav for “One Two Three Fou”
- firstname_lastname_language_count_and.wav for “One and Two …”
- firstname_lastname_language_beat.wav for “Beat”
Please send links, not attachments to me, or post links in the comments. Consider using http://www.getdropbox.com/ if you have no other space.
My intention is to offer the result and the material on archive.org. I also want to submit a version to the
Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase
I can’t promise to use all contributions. I will sort out ones that sound suspiciously different from others claimed to be in the same language ;)
However, all serious contributors will be given credit.
I will collect files until the 15th of January!
Please spread the word!