Sound Files

Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Looe School

Wadebridge School

New sound from Newquay Tretherras School
Penryn College
Torpoint Community School
Humphry Davy School
Callington School
Newquay Tretherras School
Saltash Community School
Poltair School
Update from Penair School
Camborne School
The Roseland Community School
Launceston School
Penrice School
Penair School
Andy Baker
Benjamin Kitt


If you are having any problems dowloading the files visit the Compressed Sounds page for faster downloading.

Bournemouth Sinfonietta

loudspeaker icon Play sound 'BSBClObi.wav' 2710k
loudspeaker icon Play sound 'BSBClObii.wav' 2979k

Date: 09 December 1998
These soundfiles are from the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. They were given to me yesterday at the first workshop, details of which will be in the Composer's Diary shortly.
Andrew

Back to top of page
 

Looe School

loudspeaker icon Play sound 'Track3.wav' 2417k

loudspeaker icon Play sound 'Track5.wav' 3115k

loudspeaker icon Play sound 'Track6.wav' 1510k

Date: Wed 09 Dec 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Looe School
Subject: Soundbites

Soundbites from:
Patrick Currah; Louise Wright and Karen Phillips; Kitson Benbow; Gary Williams; Rhia Collings and Sara Roberts; Joe Williams and Jill Puchey.

Date: Wed 09 Dec 1998
To: Looe School
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Soundbites

Thanks.

Fun selection of material. I won't be able to use all of it as time and space does not permit, but will enjoy making a selection.

Back to top of page
 

Wadebridge School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'bcmmayday.wav' 415k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'bcmmayday1.wav' 415k

Date: Fri 04 Dec 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Barry Millington
Subject: Wadebridge School

Andrew,

Here is "Unite and Unite!", a traditional song with very strong links to the annual Padstow Mayday celebrations. Played traditionally on accordians and drums, here are two Padstonian Pupils playing the opening bars. A bit scratchy but I hope you can use it!
Sorry for the delay!

Barry Millington

Date: Fri 04 Dec 1998
To: Barry Millington
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Wadebridge School

Barry,

Many thanks....very jolly! There are a number of soundfiles which are folk or 'amateur' in character - it's emerging as a definite theme.

Andrew


Back to top of page



Penryn College

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'improv.aif' 3435k

Date: Wed 02 Dec 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Gill Harries
Subject: Penryn College

Dear Andrew,

Please find enclosed disk with apologies for the late arrival. We had experienced difficulties getting it onto the website - then unfortunately lost the first recording.
Best wishes for the project,

Gill Harries

Date: Wed 02 Dec 1998
To: Gill Harries
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Penryn College

Thank you.

This will make a good ending either to one of the movements or the whole symphony.
It has a valedictory feel.


Back to top of page



Torpoint Community School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'Torpoint1.aif' 2377k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'Torpoint2.aif' 2870k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'Torpoint3.aif' 2736k

Date: Wed 02 Dec 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Martin Entwhistle
Subject: Torpoint Community School

Dear Andrew,

Herewith enclosed a minidisk of 3 soundfiles.
I hope you can use them.
With all good wishes,

Martin.

Date: Wed 02 Dec 1998
To: Martin Entwhistle
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Torpoint Community School

Great - Thank you.

The first piece has a nice build-up of resonance.
I like the pulsing aspect of the second and the tuning aspects of the third.
All very usable.


Back to top of page



Contribution from Humphry Davy School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'HDS_WAVE.WAV' 1445k

Date: Mon 23rd Nov 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Brett Musser
Subject: Humphry Davy School Sound

Please find enclosed our soundbyte. My apologies for it being late - a few problems!
Our byte is a sequence of these sounds:
1. Cracking toes
2. Guitar Feedback 1
3. Gravel Beach
4. Guitar Feedback 2
5. Arcade
6. Classroom noise
7. Voice saying?
8. (simulated) Bird hitting window(!)

Hope you are having fun with it. I have a friend who is sure it is going to be plinky-plonk followed by strings, and then more plinky-plonk again! Can you please prove him wrong?

Regards
Brett Musser

P.S. We love contemporary music - its just some kinds get us down a bit! Hence the discrimination about "plinky-plonk"!

Date: Mon 23rd Nov 1998
To: Brett Musser
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Humphry Davy School Sound

Highly amusing collection of apparently incidental sounds! I can certainly use these, but watch this space because I shall be applying every manner of strange effects to your sounds.

As for the plinky-plonk, I can only say that the piece will reflect what I receive. However, you might be interested to get involved in a discussion on this very topic which I have initiated on the message board

Andrew

P.S. There are bits of contemporary music that get me down as well!


Back to top of page



Contribution from Callington School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'PPGuitar.wav' 2759k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'NWPiano.wav' 2842k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'JAOboe.wav' 3510k

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Peter Stedman
Subject: Callington School Sound

Hi Andy,

Three pieces from Callington School.
1. Guitar Lick By Phil Perkins
2. Piano Piece By Nick Wearne
3. Duet For Bassoon & Oboe By Josie Alderton

Hope they are OK

Peter Stedman
(Head Of Music)

Date:Thu, 19 Nov 1998
To: Peter Stedman
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Callington School Sound

All very musical. Thanks very much!

You'll see in the composer's diary that I'm classifying sounds according to type. These are obviously in the musical category and the challenge now is to mix them with other sounds in that category.

Andrew


Back to top of page



Contribution from Newquay Tretherras School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'DAllsopp.aif' 2845k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'perfect.wav' 275k

Date: Wed 02 Dec 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: David Allsopp
Subject:Symphony for Cornwall

Dear Mr Hugill,

Please accept my apologies for the late arrival of my sound file. It contains approximately 15 seconds of my own composition on track 2, labelled David Allsopp.

Yours sincerely,
David Allsopp

Date: Wed 02 Dec 1998
To: David Allsopp
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject:Symphony for Cornwall

David,

Thanks.
Very pretty sounds and eminently usable.

Andrew

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From:Ben Simpson
Subject:Symphony for cornwall

Please find enclosed ( I hope it works ) a .wav attachement which contains some sound of my computer talking.
I have been thinking about how you could involve technology in the performance and why not have it say an introduction to the nights music. To make this extract I used my home computer with the Viavoice '98 program on, it's very simple, type in what you want and click speak. I then recorded this on to mini disc and then back on to my computer, and finally sent it to you. You don't have to use it it's just a suggestion but if you do you could have it say something about the new millenium and the speed at which technology is growing.

From Ben Simpson

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998
To: Ben Simpson
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Symphony for cornwall

Very Stephen Hawking! Very usable!

But we do need to consider what text will be spoken. In a way I'd quite like to leave it as it is but it sounds as though you have other ideas. Lets discuss. post a message on the message board.

Andrew


Back to top of page



Contribution from Saltash Community School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'RELAX.WAV' 2954k

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Gemma Peter
Subject: Symphony for Cornwall

Here is a wave file that I composed based on the theme of the sea. I particularly like the dolphin sounds please could you include this in the symphony.

Gemma Peter
Saltash Community School

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998
To: Gemma Peter
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Symphony for Cornwall

Splendid stuff! Many, many thanks.
We've got quite a few sea related sound files and this will fit in beautifully. Did you attend a large scale performance in Plymouth featuring dolphins? I think it took place about three years ago...

Andrew


Back to top of page



Contribution from Poltair School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'poltair.wav' 2118k

Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Benjamin Kitt
Subject: Poltair School Sound

Hi Andy! The web site is going great and the sounds you have there are really impressive! Here's another to add to your ever growing collection. This is Poltair Schools sound and I absolutely love it :)

Hope all is going well!

Ben

Date: Mon 16 Nov 1998
To: Benjamin Kitt
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Poltair School Sound

I absolutely love Poltair's sound as well. How on earth did they get the gulls to co-operate? When I wrote Island Symphony, I spent a day trying to record gulls. They just won't cry when you want them to .

Anyway, thanks Poltair School. It's the first sound that seems to evoke Cornwall specifically, although of course it could be anywhere by the sea!

Andrew


Back to top of page



Updated Contribution from Penair School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound '15sec.wav' 316k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound '23sec.wav' 490k

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 22:28:28 +0000
To: ahu@dmu.ac.uk
From: Jake Ashworth-Jones
Subject: SFC Contribution

Andrew,

Hi, Jake Ashworth-Jones from Penair School here, sorry about the delay!

I have decided that an extract from 10.24 Seconds to 25 Seconds from the midi file would be most suitable as it is almost exactly 15 seconds, although 10.24 Seconds to 33 Seconds would sound more rounded off musically. I've converted both extracts into wave files in case your computer's internal synth differs to mine.

I have just listened to some of the other contributions and they all sound very promising, good luck with the finished piece and again, my apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

Jake Ashworth-Jones, Penair School

Date: Mon 16 Nov 1998
To: Jake Ashworth-Jones
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: SFC Contribution

Jake,

Thanks for making the selection for me. You chose just the right bit.

Are you familiar with the music of Erik Satie?

Andrew

Back to top of page



Contribution from Camborne School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'Scherzo.aif' 2839k

Date: Thur, 12 Nov
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Brendon James

Hello! This is Brendon James from Camborne School. This excerpt is from my GCSE composition piece 'Scherzo'. I thought It may be slightly challenging for you to include this, as it is a very, shall we say, different piece of music! Anyway, have loads of fun with it.

Brendon James
Aged 15

Date: Fri, 13 Nov
To: Brendon James
From: Andrew Hugill

Brendon,

Delightfully funny and most usable!

Thanks,
Andrew.

Back to top of page



 

Contribution from The Roseland Community School

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'GT15-16bit.WAV' in 16 BIT 1735k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'GT15-8bit.WAV' in 8 BIT 848k

Date: Fri, 6 Nov
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Year 11 music students and Nigel Read

Dear Andrew,

Please find enclosed CD of material for SFC.
There are 16 tracks in all although we are not being greedy and expect you to use each track, but we thought it might be useful for you to see the processes through the master 8 track DAT recording that we made.
My students in year 11 wanted to make it interesting for you if not difficult and they eventually focused on a recycled theme.
They want to call this particular part of the symphony:

"The Green Theme - The Final Use Before Recycling".

Date: Fri, 6 Nov
To: Year 11 music students and Nigel Read
From: Andrew Hugill

Dear Nigel and students,

Lovely stuff! I particularly liked the dropping bottles. The recordings are very fine quality, and the thematic recycling idea gives plenty of food for thought. "Interesting, if not difficult..."? Well, what is interesting to me is that there is once again no obvious Cornishness about your sounds. As
for the difficulty - I love a challenge!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to using your sounds.
All the best,
Andrew

Back to top of page



 

Contribution from Launceston College.

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'Launceston.aif' 3826k

Date: Wed, 21 Oct
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Rob Strike: Head of Music

Launceston College Music Department's soundbite.

Date: Fri, 23 Oct
To: Rob Strike: Head of Music
From: Andrew Hugill

Thanks very much. Atmospheric - great!

Back to top of page



Contribution from Penrice School.

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'shock2the_system.wav 533k

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'laughing.wav.bin' 2437k (Having problems playing file? To decompress file save it, then download Stuffit/Aladdin Expander for free)

Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 13:21:13 +0100 
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Mark Wadham, Penrice School
Subject: samples...

Andrew,

This is Mark Wadham from Penrice school. I have two sound samples for you, one of them is zipped because it was too big to fit onto a disk.

Hope you can use either/both of them.

Thanx
mark

Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 16:21:11 +0000
To: Mark Wadham, Penrice School
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Re: samples...

Dear Mark,

Many thanks for both sounds. Great!
The digital distortion is quite heavy - do you want me to make it still heavier? I can fiddle with levels and effects to exaggerate the effect you've got there...

Andrew

Date: Mon, 28 Sep
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Mark Wadham, Penrice School
Subject: distortion

Andrew,

this is Mark again (from Penrice school).
I didn't really intend to have too much distortion, I think I just recorded them a bit too loud. The "Shock to the system" sounds OK, but I'll do the other one again and send that to you ASAP.

Thanx
Mark

Date: Mon, 28 Sep
To: Mark Wadham, Penrice School
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: re: distortion

Mark,

Fine. I can remove the distortion altogether if you like.

Andrew

Back to top of page



Contribution from Penair School.

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'MUM2.MID' 23k (Having problems playing file? To play MIDI file download a MIDI Playback Plug-in)

This sound-file from Penair School arrived by hand at the launch. It contains a couple of good tunes, and an interesting parallel-harmony accompaniment which is very usable. The problem is that the soundfile lasts so long. It's a finished composition, rather than a "sound-bite". I'm going to have to find out if they are willing to let me make a selection from it, or if they want to make a shortened version.

Back to top of page



 

Contribution from Andy Baker.

loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'ANDYBA~1.WAV' 1249k

Date: Tue, 15th Sep 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Andy Baker
Subject: Sending my double bass sound to you

Andrew,

I'm glad you got my bass sound OK and hope you can use it. I had all sorts of problems emailing it, as at first it just would not go, possibly because it was just too big (2500K).

In the end I had to compress it to just over 1000K and then convert it into a mono signal (accessible through properties). It went once I had done all this.

If anybody else has problems sending a sound they might just bear all this in mind.

Andy Baker Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Date: Tue, 15th Sep 1998
To: Andy Baker
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Sending my double bass sound to you 

Andy,

Sure can - sounds lovely!

Thanks very much for the advice on emailing sound files.

Take note everyone. If you're having any problems sending sounds to me, this could help.

Best wishes,

Andrew

Back to top of page



 
Contribution from Benjamin Kitt.
loudspeaker icon Play Sound 'sfcsnd.wav.bin' 1190k (Having problems playing file? To decompress file save it, then download Stuffit/Aladdin Expander for free)

Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998
To: Andrew Hugill
From: Benjamin Kitt
Subject: Symphony for Cornwall sound

Well, here's my sound - sorry it took
so long. I don't know if it's the kind of thing you want, but I thought the sound of a modem logging on to the Internet would be appropriate :) It has a melody, chord cluster and change in dynamics! If it's not what you're after, no probs, I'll do you another straight away. I also don't know if the quality is good enough. If not, give me a bell and I'll re-record using a better mic and/or at higher quality settings. Hoping to see you at the 'Launch' at HfC on the 17th.

 

Thanks for the opportunity,

Ben

Date: Tue, 15th Sep 1998
To: Benjamin Kitt
From: Andrew Hugill
Subject: Symphony for Cornwall sound

Ben,

Many thanks for your sound and sorry it's taken me a while to respond - I've been extremely busy.
Well, it's just perfect! The first sound, and I think the beginning of the Symphony. I like the fact that it has no geographical association with Cornwall - there's quite a strong point to be made here about globalisation and the nature of regional identity.
On a purely musical level, it has all the things you say. I can envisage covered entries for close groupings of instruments.
Also, communications between groups...We're under way!

Best wishes,
Andrew

Back to top of page




Navigation Bar


This page is maintained by Judith Netscher
jnnetsch@dmu.ac.uk
Last updated 09/12/98