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Alchemy Journal 01.Mar.2007 - 12.Aug.2007

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Journalizing daily audio metamorphosis – Alchemy Journal

Originally, the concept for "Alchemy Journal" was brought from my very old ideas around 1981. I used to use two (sometimes three) compact cassette tape recorders for transferring/overdubbing sound from tape to tape, this always distorted the original sound on the tape. Once, I had tried recording of these distorted sound transitions serially, but its result was not so interesting. Later, instead of this idea, I layered each distorted recording. Late 1995, I began to use soundwave editor software; "Alchemy", and I was very interested in the generated transitional sounds from the single audio file while doing try & error with this software. I stored these sound files in transition, then played them back serially. And I thought it might be interesting to represent each transition as a daily work. Yes, the title "Alchemy Journal" is taken after the name of the software, even though I cannot alchemize any sounds with that outdated software anymore. I had tried this idea several times, but it had never been really realized. And again, I am trying to realize this, and do not know how long I could keep trying. The source of "Alchemy Journal" is 1 minute simple single sound: white noise.

Yamaoka Yasuhiro, 1st/March/2007.





Each issue was released with individual image (click to enlarge) weekly.
Volume 1 includes Issue 1-10, Volume 2 includes Issue 11-20.

Alchemy Journal Issue 1
Issue 1
01.03.07
02.03.07
03.03.07
04.03.07
05.03.07
06.03.07
07.03.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 2
Issue 2
08.03.07
09.03.07
10.03.07
11.03.07
12.03.07
13.03.07
14.03.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 3
Issue 3
15.03.07
16.03.07
17.03.07
18.03.07
19.03.07
20.03.07
21.03.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 4
Issue 4
22.03.07
23.03.07
24.03.07
25.03.07
26.03.07
27.03.07
28.03.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 5
Issue 5
29.03.07
30.03.07
31.03.07
01.04.07
02.04.07
03.04.07
04.04.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 6
Issue 6
05.04.07
06.04.07
07.04.07
08.04.07
09.04.07
10.04.07
11.04.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 7
Issue 7
12.04.07
13.04.07
14.04.07
15.04.07
16.04.07
17.04.07
18.04.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 8
Issue 8
19.04.07
20.04.07
21.04.07
22.04.07
23.04.07
24.04.07
25.04.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 9
Issue 9
26.04.07
27.04.07
28.04.07
08.05.07
09.05.07
10.05.07
11.05.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 10
Issue 10
12.05.07
13.05.07
14.05.07
15.05.07
16.05.07
17.05.07
18.05.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 11
Issue 11
19.05.07
20.05.07
21.05.07
22.05.07
23.05.07
24.05.07
25.05.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 12
Issue 12
26.05.07
27.05.07
28.05.07
29.05.07
30.05.07
31.05.07
01.06.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 13
Issue 13
02.06.07
03.06.07
04.06.07
05.06.07
06.06.07
07.06.07
08.06.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 14
Issue 14
09.06.07
10.06.07
11.06.07
12.06.07
13.06.07
14.06.07
15.06.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 15
Issue 15
16.06.07
17.06.07
18.06.07
20.06.07
21.06.07
22.06.07
23.06.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 16
Issue 16
24.06.07
25.06.07
26.06.07
27.06.07
28.06.07
29.06.07
30.06.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 17
Issue 17
01.07.07
05.07.07
06.07.07
07.07.07
09.07.07
10.07.07
11.07.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 18
Issue 18
19.07.07
20.07.07
21.07.07
22.07.07
23.07.07
24.07.07
25.07.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 19
Issue 19
26.07.07
27.07.07
28.07.07
29.07.07
30.07.07
04.08.07
05.08.07
Alchemy Journal Issue 20
Issue 20
06.08.07
07.08.07
08.08.07
09.08.07
10.08.07
11.08.07
12.08.07




Alchemy Journal CD standard package CD standard package
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including 21 artwork cards (pdf)





All files generated by Yamaoka Yasuhiro. Work from 1st/March/2007 to 12th/August/2007.
©2007 Yamaoka Yasuhiro. YOMusic YOR-23. Release date: 01.10.07