This is the official jingle for The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. It explains the concept for the book I am producing this year after running a successful funding campaign on the popular Kickstarter website. It is a very simple jingle, it uses just 3 chords and the words are "The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, shows you a special way to think and knit and look. It shows you how to translate things that you love into knits, to make colourwork from biscuit tins and plants and roads and bricks. The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook; if you've not heard of it you could take a look." I am sharing it with the world in celebration of the fact that my project is now fully funded, and that everyone who made this happen is awesome.
I was on my way to work when I noticed the sound of a Woodpecker up in the trees above the high wall to my left. Leant against the wall and listened to the woodpecker, then noticed that on the other side of the path, beyond the fence, someone was doing some sort of DIY. So you can hear on the one side the woodpecker and on the other side of the path, occasional hammerings and saw-rippings. You can also hear distantly the traffic of London Road; Crows; many other birds; and the occasional cyclist or walker using that path. It is a great path and I love walking on it. Often hear Robins, too. #everydaysounds #commute #heardonthewaytowork #Woodpecker
This is the sound of Max Eastley's Aeolian Device at Audiograft 2013, which was exhibited in the grounds of the Headington Hill Campus at Oxford Brookes University. The sound is produced by the wind exciting some wobbly tines, arranged into a sort of wobby antennae. This device is very sensitive to the activity of the wind, and as the tines are excited by the activity of the wind, they are amplified electronically. So what you can hear is metal being excited by wind, amplified. #aeolianmap
I was touched that on a trip to the UK, (travelling from Canada) the famous Spilly Jane of Spilly Jane Knits bought her singing bowl with her, in order to give me "a sound" following all of our wonderful interchanges on Twitter over the past few years about everyday sounds, bird sounds, knitting sounds and many other KNITSONIK matters. Here is Jane's wonderful singing bowl, played in the incongruous setting of The Swan pub, near Hyde Park. Thanks Spilly Jane! #singingbowl #knitters #soundz #listening #spillyjaneknits