Jasmine Guffond - Microphone Permission (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Jasmine Guffond - Microphone Permission (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Jasmine Guffond - Microphone Permission (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 35:09 minutes | 335 MB
Experimental Electronic | Label: Editions Mego, Official Digital Download

Editions Mego is proud to release the new album by Australian producer Jasmine Guffond. Developed over a two year period, Microphone Permission is an unsettling musical journey utilising contemporary tools of communication to display Guffond’s ongoing research into online surveillance and sound as a method of investigation.

Source material on Microphone Permission are from various projects Guffond has been working on; a commission to sonify the data of the city of Melbourne, a dance performance about the future sounds of an extinct forest, an installation that sonifies Twitter meta data in real time, a job as a composer for a theatre work about music and feminism by five young female identifying performers in Western Sydney and a site specific installation at the Linachtalsperre dam that employed the harmonic frequencies of electric currents.

The results are a stark, brooding, disorientating journey into a paranoid musical field that sits somewhere between ambient club music and a dystopian soundtrack. Elements of techno, classical music and sound art form a dark intriguing masterwork that questions the nature of invasive, algorithmic and computational listening practices.

For example Microphone Permission refers to the consent we routinely give when installing various apps. onto our smart devices. Inspired by a 2018 scandal in which fans of Spain’s most popular soccer team were effectively turned into unwitting spies by granting the La Liga application microphone permission. No matter which make or model, all smart devices are built with a microphone that is by default, forever listening. Listening in these situations often takes on an algorithmic form that enables tech developers to bypass public response to what is intuitively considered invasive practice, that is, traditional modes of eavesdropping such as using the microphone to listen and record audio.

Guffond’s investigative measures invites the public to experience her new album whilst considering the implications of computational listening.

1. Forever Listening (09:10)
2. Dotcompound (10:10)
3. Default Cultures (03:33)
4. An Utterly Dark Spot (12:16)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-01-13 20:58:19

Analyzed: Jasmine Guffond / Microphone Permission

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.28 dB -14.20 dB 9:10 01-Forever Listening
DR10 -0.43 dB -13.91 dB 10:10 02-Dotcompound
DR10 -0.28 dB -13.32 dB 3:33 03-Default Cultures
DR9 -0.22 dB -13.03 dB 12:16 04-An Utterly Dark Spot

Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1336 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer!