October 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Middlemash | 2 Comments
George Eliot

George Eliot

This blog, in conjunction with the Mashed Library wiki & Mashed Library Ning, will be used to provide information on the 3rd mashed library event, Middlemash at Birmingham City University on Monday 30th November.

Why not browse the site while listening to the “Middlemash theme tune” created by Mark Brown (@mcbjazz), he put this mashup together using several open source audio tools Myna,(online music editor) Audacity, and MuseScore – as well a free text to voice software espeak in which he chopped up two quotes from Middlemarch : one taken from the opening lines of the novel:   “Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.”; and another famous quotation : “we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence”.  Some of the “tweets” were all taken from recordings made originally on minidisc, and mixed up via Myna on top of the backing, with the live soprano sax recorded last.

If you have any Victorian inspired mashups please let us know.

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