[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 118 - tg

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 2nd, 2013, 5:22 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 118

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-118/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of March 2013. When this month is over, another one will be started.
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words). (If you would like to record a longer poem, please discuss it with the MC.)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but we will have to check them to make sure they are not copyrighted.
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    Add these ID3 tags:
    (If you're not sure how to add ID3 tags, please visit this page: How To Add or Edit ID3 Tags)

    Title: Poem Title (e.g. The Road Not Taken)
    Artist: Author Name and Year of Birth-Death [e.g. Robert Frost (1874-1963)]
    Album: LibriVox Short Poetry 118
    (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as: Note that this has changed since last month:
    spc118_[poem's title]_[your initials].mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc118_roadnottaken_apc.mp3

    When submitting, please follow this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    MP3 URL:
    Duration:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://upload.librivox.org
    Image
    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: tg - TriciaG
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain.
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
Please provide the birth and death years for the author. Thank you.

Magic Window:



BC Admin
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

automatthew
Posts: 23
Joined: December 9th, 2012, 2:59 pm
Location: Axis City of the Infinite Hexamon

Post by automatthew » March 2nd, 2013, 7:33 pm

Darkness, by Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20158/20158-h/20158-h.htm
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc117_darkness_mcs.mp3
Duration: 6:06

It's my first recording. My name is fine, Matthew Stief

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 3rd, 2013, 7:11 am

Thank you, Matthew!

This won't show up on your catalog page until cataloging time, because I've learned how hard it is to sort the poems after I've assigned the sections. So for now all the info is in the Notes field of the Magic Window, so it won't show up on your catalog page.

If that made no sense, then never mind. :lol:

I'll have to PL it tomorrow, or later tonight.
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 3rd, 2013, 7:06 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted.
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

ashleighjane
Posts: 1405
Joined: February 26th, 2010, 11:04 am
Location: Northamptonshire, England

Post by ashleighjane » March 4th, 2013, 8:18 am

Here's a rather silly one for you, Tricia :) I have another one to come later, but I'm too lazy to edit/upload it today. :twisted:

If I Should Die by Ben King (857–1894)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/king02.html#2
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_ifishouldie_aj.mp3
Duration: 00:57
"That's the thing about a human life - there's no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed." Elizabeth Gilbert

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 4th, 2013, 9:25 am

Darkness - PL OK.
For future recordings, watch your mic placement. You have some plosives, where your breath is directly hitting the mic (example: at 2:19 on "shrieked" and "terrified"). Move your microphone a little bit to the side of your mouth if a desktop mic, or a little above or below your mouth if a headset mic. This will help the air pass by the mic instead of directly hitting the mic.

If I Should Die
- PL OK. Funny!
Volume is high - 93.1 dB. I adjusted it. I saw when exporting that you used Auphonic. Try a lower volume setting - if using -16 LUFS, try -18 LUFS or even -20.
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

Mike001
Posts: 407
Joined: May 22nd, 2008, 6:30 am
Location: Sussex, England

Post by Mike001 » March 4th, 2013, 12:25 pm

Heigh-ho, I haven't recorded anything for awhile and this could be awful, but here 'tis.

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

by

T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)

Runtime: 7:34

Text: http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/love-song-j-alfred-prufrock
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_lovesongprufrock_mtd.mp3

I listened through and I don't think I made any errors.

The "downed" in "in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!" came out a bit Northern Irish. I don't know why, because I've never lived there. But I guess everyone knows what I meant.

I think I probably overdid the expressiveness and characterisation -- that's probably down to my having drunk some cider beforehand -- Eliot himself reads it very "flat":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAO3QTU4PzY

But maybe it'll do as an interpretation.
Last edited by Mike001 on March 4th, 2013, 12:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 4th, 2013, 12:31 pm

Thanks!

Run time, and name and birth/death years of the author, please? :)
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

Mike001
Posts: 407
Joined: May 22nd, 2008, 6:30 am
Location: Sussex, England

Post by Mike001 » March 4th, 2013, 12:51 pm

TriciaG wrote:Thanks!

Run time, and name and birth/death years of the author, please? :)
Sorry, duly amended.

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 4th, 2013, 1:32 pm

Great, thanks!

I'll need someone to PL it for me, since it's not PD for me here in Canada.
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

k5hsj
Posts: 658
Joined: August 17th, 2010, 12:02 am
Location: Point Richmond, CA

Post by k5hsj » March 4th, 2013, 7:13 pm

Tricia,

Here are my three for March.

Epilogue by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) Translated by Arthur Symons (1865-1945)
Text: http://archive.org/stream/baudelairehispro00baudiala#page/58/mode/1up
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_epilogue_wt.mp3
Duration: 01:17

Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)
Text: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/dowson01.html#1
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_nonsumqualiseram_wt.mp3
Duration: 02:18

Ford O’ Kabul River by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2819/2819-h/2819-h.htm#link2H_4_0017
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_fordokabulriver_wt.mp3
Duration: 02:42

Winston
Be kind. Be interesting. Be useful. Morality ain't hard.--Jack Butler, Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 4th, 2013, 8:12 pm

Thank you, Winston!
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

TommyMer
Posts: 149
Joined: December 28th, 2012, 4:33 am

Post by TommyMer » March 5th, 2013, 11:02 am


TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 43346
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » March 5th, 2013, 2:25 pm

Thanks, Tom!

That one is also not PD for me. (9 months, 26 days...) :lol: I'm probably being overly conscientious about it.
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

TommyMer
Posts: 149
Joined: December 28th, 2012, 4:33 am

Post by TommyMer » March 5th, 2013, 4:00 pm

OOPs! :oops: I didn't quite finish...left out the important last line. One of "those days" too numerous to count.

I'll do it over; not however, before it becomes PD in Canada.

Tom

Post Reply