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ooray on 12/16/2014 at 03:45PM

A Wintry EP for the Busy Holiday Season

Snowglobe EP

The OO-Ray is back with a holiday gift for everyone. Utilizing his new skills in orchestration, the Snowglobe EP presents three miniatures dedicated to the frost, calm, and peace of the winter season. Piano and harp supplement these gentle, joyous, electroacoustic pieces. 

Please download, share, and enjoy with everyone this holiday season! My best to everyone who's been kind and generous enough to support me and my music this past year.

This recording is released under a Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Required license. Feel free to use and remix in your non-commercial applications as long as you attribute me.

The OO-Ray - "Drifts" (03:17)
The OO-Ray - "Drifts" (03:17)
The OO-Ray - "Flurry" (03:21)
The OO-Ray - "Flurry" (03:21)
The OO-Ray - "Willow" (03:34)
The OO-Ray - "Willow" (03:34)
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cheyenne_h on 12/15/2014 at 04:15PM

David Nemeth's Top Ten of 2014

image from https://soundcloud.com/soundboxman

This year, we asked a few curators, artists, and users to put together top-ten lists of their favorite FMA tracks from 2014.

Here is a list from David Nemeth, a Creative Commons artist who has been with the FMA for many years, and the man behind the Acts of Silence netlabel.

Here are some of his favorites from 2014, ranging from droney & crunchy to industrial found sounds: 

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cheyenne_h on 12/11/2014 at 10:00AM

Radio Free Culture #27: The Music Manumit Meta-Podcast Podcast, part I

"Radiostacja R-118 wnetrze" by Markier at pl.wikipedia Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to present a new season of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke with Tom Ray and Doug Whitfield, co-hosts of the Music Manumit podcast, a source for Creative Commons music and news. This week's episode discusses Creative Commons; next week will talk about the podcast itself (and podcasting), which gets a little meta, but we think you can handle it. 

They also curate a page here on FMA - check it out

Check out the podcast here, or subscribe to the podcast here (via iTunes).

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undRess_Beton on 12/07/2014 at 03:31PM

Invitation to collaborate for the 200th release of suRRism-Phonoethics!

Jaan Patterson – The Interviews? (A call for collaboration!)

The 200th release is coming up! I’d love YOU to participate!

d/eaR Friends, i invite you to collaborate in this game by using ONE or MORE or ALL of these tracks (any sound you hear is from the interviews) for the 200th release on suRRism-Phonoethics.
Feel free to mangle, destroy, compose etc. 
No limits.

Send your results which you want to publish including the details which ‘interview’ you have used, eg. name AND YOUR name OR artist name to mail@phonoethics.com preferably via wetransfer.com or similar easy to use file sharing service. Thank you for your interest!

Deadline is the 8th February 2015

1- Anthony Donovan
2- Francis Bacon
3- Frank Zappa
4- Georges Bataille
5- Gilles Deleuze
6- Jean Cocteau
7- Marcel Duchamp
8- Noam Chomsky
9- Paul Éluard
10- William S. Burroughs

fyi. only sounds from the interviews were used.

Download from the Internet Archive the whole package in either WAV or MP3, whatever suits you.

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