imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, & hearing no response. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 9, 2012.
About this project
imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response. ∞
the loneliest mix is an audio project by mike ambs to share the beautiful and rare song of a last-known hybrid blue whale, known by the name the loneliest whale, one mix-tape at a time.
http://52hertz.tumblr.com/post/3683953548/via-mike-ambs-imagine-roaming-the-worlds, also known as simply 52 hertz, is a low-trembling on more powerful speakers, specifically subwoofers capable of such a subtle bass. As a comparison, 52 hertz is near the lowest note on a tubba. If you’re listening on laptop speakers or apple earbuds, you will most likely hear nothing at all after hitting play.
The circle symbol is the audio-wave image of the loneliest whale wrapped into a circle. If you had a playhead, positioned similar to the seconds hand of a clock, as it turned a full 360° the whale’s song would loop over and over again.
The ⌃ that you often see in the title of different 52 hertz kickstarter campaigns stands for the current total count / goal of loneliest mixes recorded. So, if a campaign ends with a ⌃ 90 in the title, that means the previous campaign brought the total number of mixes to around 80, and the current goal for total mixes is now 90 cassettes *nods*
There are two answers for this one question: a) it’s easier to keep up with the project in smaller quantities of cassettes; I re-record each tape personally, which vary from 20 minutes on each side to up to 90 minutes on each side, and doing more than 10 mixes at a time can quickly become demanding. And b) there’s just not a ground-swell of interest in the audio project. Yet!
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the loneliest mix : one cassette tape. I promise to deliver a tape that a) is in good condition, b) can still hold clear sound, and c) has character to it. all shipping cost included! each mix tape is assigned a unique #hashtag and comes with a nice handwritten thank you letter.Estimated delivery:
- (7 days)