Chase Ellison - Eastman School of Music

With the increasing rarity and rate at which a VCR and a VHS is needed for study, one must have the right tools for the job. In such a case, multiple VCR and VHS media can be found and experienced in the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music. TV number 4 in Sibley's listening room provides a short burst of static noise accompanied with a brief display of what is commonly referred to as "snow" (random pixel pattern). In the recording excerpt, the sounds heard are those of the power button being depressed, the sound of static (which sounds kind of like a short and rapid snare drum roll), and silence. I repeatedly turn the television on and off in order to capture the resultant static that serves as the transition sound between silences.

Alana Wolf-Johnson

Recording of footsteps over freshly-fallen snow, wearing winter boots with sturdy-tread soles. The sidewalk, located in the quiet Park Avenue district of Rochester, was covered with "dry" lake effect snow which fell continuously for approximately six hours prior to the walk, resulting in total snowfall of about six inches. This type of snow falls in broad flakes as large as nickels or quarters, leaving a light, fluffy covering on the ground, as opposed to wet, dense accumulation. There was little to no evidence of previous walkers on this route, which accounts for not only the "crunch" effects, but also the intermittent squeaking.