The Listened To Sound by John Wiggins - Now Available on Acousmatique Recordings
available now at Acousmatique at Bandcamp
"The title refers to that certain timbral or spatial or acoustic property that makes you notice a sound. I record all the sounds I use, both in my studio and in the field and all in M/S Stereo. I listen for that bit of new information in the sound, that uniqueness, that thing that made me turn my head and push record. That’s the sound I use. Sound is an energy field that I’ve been immersed in and worked in my whole life. There are always surprises and ways to treat the ear to new experiences and I try to find them in the real sounds of my world."
All sounds recorded by John Wiggins
Mixed at Wonderland Sound
Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio at GENCH Studios
John Wiggins is best known as an Emmy winning film and television sound designer, working for HBO and his own production company, Wonderland Sound. Wiggins is a master of the techniques of musique concrete, his experimental work often consists of painstakingly arranged synthetic and natural sounds that create extraordinary "living" audio environments. In 2017 Wiggins was one of the distinguished winners of "PRESQUE RIEN" Luc Ferrari Prize.
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C. Goff III
Trippie, unique, and catches one's attention for sure. I especially like those snips of multi-language that color up these little gems. And mastered by Master Dimuzio too! And, besides all that Emmy and TV stuff, let's not forget that Mister Wiggins has got some deep roots in the old home recording cassette community too. I'm betting that several copies of his ancient tapes can be found in the libraries of many of our EC brothers and sisters; certainly he's collaborated with a bunch of the EC people over the years.
John recently sent this CD to me and I like it very much! I've been trading recordings with John since about 1984. I'm happy to add The Listened To Sound to my Wiggins collection.
Wonderful work as usual, so good to see something by John on here. We lost touch quite some time ago, but I have listened to Me Wiggins music for quite some time. John even has a track on a HRM compilation.
Should say Mr not me, should proof read my comments lol
I like “me wiggins”
The comp John was on on Harsh Reality was the double c-90 Woundz Never Heal vols 1 & 2.
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Inspired by the mystery of life. I manipulate sound to create intangible electro-organic impressions between music and noise.