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Figment is a participatory arts festival that takes place the second weekend of June on Governors Island in NY Harbor. Hundreds of people bring their creativity and inspiration in the forms of music - art - sculpture - dance - theater and just plain weirdness - and thousands of people ride the ferries over to participate in the fun. This was my 4th year playing the festival with Airport Seven and also volunteering on the preparations. Stages have to be built etc.
The picture above is of the stage I helped build where we played yesterday.
In order of sonic appearance:
- a truck sized double tumbler music box that takes real muscle to crank and sounds like a bass kalimba
- a number of hand cranked sound wheels like little ferris wheels with mallets hitting different materials
- a harbor buoy with it's four clappers for kids to play with
- and finally Airport Seven mid set for a minute or two.
The last comment you hear is about a wedding that was about to take place by the large tree-house.
I used some of the field recordings found here in our set - playing them back off of my phone into the pickup on my guitar and grabbing a bit with the ditto looper.
Here those recordings have been treated with Augustus Loop and some EQ.

You can check out the festival at figmentnyc.org
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Vic Holman said 1650 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
memories of a free festival
cool condensed soundtrack of the event
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egobandit said 1650 days ago (June 9th, 2013)
now this
made my night,
what a great journey its like youve taken me by the hand and led me down your sonic brainwave, great use of natural sound that interlude with airport 7 really sets it off great mix and placement of sounds this is the kind of music you just cant find except here on your page thanks for that :)

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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1650 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
fig field
plenty goin on here.
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TobinMueller said 1649 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
the rhythm of freedom
and commerce and old school city bridges and ' eventually, urban muscianship. Interesting ambience.
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PeterB7858 said 1648 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
fig field
Interesting soundscape, Bud. The festival sounds alive and organic. Nice field recording and production. A trip, to be sure. Thanks, Peter.
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Outtaorbit said 1639 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
This is a wonderful sonic attack..
Right up my alley now-a-days...thanks
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TvRicky said 1638 days ago (June 21st, 2013)
An experience felt
Feels like the country in Michigan when my mother would take me to her Uncles Farm and the community fair. Much more Jazzier though...real slick and extremely Avant-Garde....Creative Soul you are my friend..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Philip18 said 1636 days ago (June 23rd, 2013)
Sounds like it would be an entertaining place to visit, with plenty of scope for creativity!
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
Location: Brooklyn NY USA
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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