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Common mix 01 (Common music)

Category: Sounds

I did a first 30minutes-mix of tracks under creative commons, here is the playlist. Maybe will make it available through constantvzw one of these days. In the meanwhile, all those tracks are freely downloadable.

Paranerd : extract from Little Shames (one.dot9.ca) //

Yosuke Hayashi : BrunovsMasaki (opsound) //

Lullatone : Resound (observatory) //

Symphonic Stereo : I hope (camomille) //

Vim : Thin strips of you (monotonik through archive.org) //

Text Adventure : If it could talk it wouldn’t say anything (observatory) //

Catalpa catalpa : Putty in your paws (opsound) //

Binärpilot : Tjaere igjen (microhertz through archive.org) //

Alosyus : Play more with claymore (alosyus on electrobel)

/// all tracks licensed under creative commons, some rights reserved,

Text Adventure (Common music)

Category: Sounds

If you like folky guitars drowning in lo-fi bleepy sounds, with some fragile voice in the mix, Text Adventure is for you. Particularly suitable for sad indie shoegazers, but also really enjoyable for the rest of the world. Released under creative commons by observatory, one of the numerous netlabels you can find on archive.org.
Download ogg files here (mp3’s available also).

Common music : intro

Category: Sounds

Or where I start searching the Internet for good free music : things that are copyleft, or public domain, or creative commons, or watherver.

Why would I do that? I work for a radio station called campus and for a project called radioswap. The first is a non-commercial, independent radio station (you should listen to it, it’s rather good ^_-), the second is an exchange platform for, again, non-commercial radio stations.

Some months ago, I was at a meeting organised by the crid (centre de recherche informatique et droit). Around the table, lawyers, university people, radio people and people from the music industry : two from a society collecting royalties for authors and composers, one from a society representing the record producers (major companies as well as a good deal of the independents). And these were very fast to say that it was absolutely impossible to make radio without using their “catalogue” or “repertoire” (as they see it, it is clear they represent the owners of at least 90% of what’s broadcast on any radio, and it would be impossible for things to be different).

Around the same time, the amount of money the radio stations have to pay for copyright went through the roof, for various belgian reasons (won’t go into details here).

And so, here I am, trying to see if it would be possible, or even interesting, to make radio with only content that is free to use with a non-commercial purpose.

The answer seems to be yes. I started looking yesterday, already found loads of stuff. I will post on a regular basis about the results.

Ping! (constantvzw in mallorca, images) part 2

Category: Uncategorized

Laurent and Peter
web design workshop
sound workshop room with disco ball

Ping! (constantvzw in mallorca, images)

Category: Uncategorized

Part of constant is in Mallorca, at Sa Taronja, to take part in the Ping festival. Here are some photographs, more will follow.


the floor of Laurent Thurin’s exhibition

and his desk

walkie talkie, later used during opening performance

wendy and contact mike

unfortunately empty