Last Friday I had the chance to attend the 2011 dConstruct conference in Brighton. I really enjoyed the talks this year, even some of the more experimental bits. There were some rough parts, and yet I found every speaker inspiring in a different way.
Did you notice the music? Hopefully not, as like a good interface it should have been a seamless part of your dConstruct experience. However if you did notice it, or you're curious about it, read on.
I'd arrived a few days before, and the day before the talks, Jeremy asked me to pick out a few pod-safe (e.g. Creative Commons licensed) tracks to play during the breaks, in between talks, and at lunch time. Nothing bounce-bounce beep blip bloop he said. I was searching with Google, then Creative Commons's various directory, search, blog, and community resources to little success (though I did find the excellent Asterisk hold music) when Emil suggested that I just try browsing/searching SoundCloud. Aside from apparently needing Flash to listen to the music, that did the trick.
Without further ado, here are for your browsing and few-click downloading (no way to link directly to CC MP3s on Soundcloud) enjoyment is the background soundtrack for dConstruct 2011:
- Novia En Venus by thesatellite
- Bigger Than Us (Arc Eye Remix) by Arc Eye
- Rising io by YearOne
- Postrock 1 by kay90
- fabula by Ghost Orchid
- Rising by [aI]
- What Makes Us So Uncommon (Short Trip Remix) by The Echelon Effect
- A 5 by Elipsys
- The Beach Ave Off-Ramp by Matthew Austin
- Safe & Sound (Loon Calls) by Daughters & Orchids
- ..I no longer know what I say by ANOA
- RUB/BUR by thesatellite
- How Things Could Be, How Things Are Not by Forsaker
If anyone knows of a FFFFound for uploading of Creative Commons SSSSound, I can upload them and make a podcast (as suggested to Matt Ogle as a simple and useful project/hack for the Institute For the Future of Music). Otherwise go through the above links, do the necessary 3-4 clicks to go to the track, click download, hover to the download link, click, etc., and enjoy some nice background music.