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Desert Island Albums

So this is something I like to think about and discuss with friends who are into music; if you were stranded on an island and all you had was a record player, CD player, iPod (whatever format you prefer) what albums would you want with you?

And I mean albums.  Not singles, or mix tapes.  Just albums and EP’s that you listen to cover to cover.

Throughout the year I will post some of my desert island album selections and I would love to hear some of your desert island album choices.  A sort of musical exchange.  Let me know what they are, why you would include them and anything else you think about the album.

So in no particular order, some of my desert island albums…  COMING SOON!

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This is a Journey Into Sound

This is a Journey into Sound
Created by: Dan Jones
Music: Antigone – Menace of the Species

This is a Journey… is a first year product design project I worked on. The brief was to create a “Rube Goldberg machine” with eight knock-on effects based around a stimulus word of our choice. I could have only one interaction with the piece, which in my case was placing the stylus on the record.

My chosen stimulus word for the project was ‘Recording’. With this word in mind, I decided to base my project around the history of sound recording and the technological advances that have enabled sound recording to progress over the years. Each knock-on chronologically represents a technological advancement in the methods of recording sound. The sequence is as follows: phonoautograph, phonograph, gramophone, electrical, magnetic, multitrack, tape, CD, digital.

I employed a multitude of manufacturing and prototyping processes in order to complete this project, including 3D printing, laser cutting, milling, cutting materials using a Zünd cutter, a band saw, various sanders and an array of different hand tools.

This video was recorded in one take, the music is played in real time and as you can see, I interact with the piece only once. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for watching!

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