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31 January 2011

Brainstorming Session! Food + Sound [More:]I'm planning an event for my job which will be around the theme 'Soundscapes.' It's going to feature digital sound art, sound installations, art-making things like building your own wind chimes, etc.

The tricky bit is that these events have to include food and drink. What food and drink-related things can you think of that, somehow, connect to the idea of SOUND? You are all inspired thinkers, so I hope you can help.

I can't get much beyond Pop Rocks.
Sparkling wine, with or without booze, so that the cork popping sound can take part?

The only other sound I can think of just the sound of crunching!
posted by richat 31 January | 12:50
The sizzle when food hits a hot pan.
posted by bearwife 31 January | 12:59
"Beans, beans, the musical fruit..."
posted by BoringPostcards 31 January | 13:09
The sound of soda can being opened.
posted by gaspode 31 January | 13:46
And that really distinctive CRUNCH of a good apple
posted by gaspode 31 January | 13:47
the slurp of a straw at the bottom of the drink?
posted by toastedbeagle 31 January | 13:54
The almost imperceptible scream of a raw oyster as it goes down your throat?
posted by danf 31 January | 13:59
One of those chocolate fountain fondue things? Or other things with liquid in them that burble. Cotton candy machine. Sno-cone maker. Popcorn machine. Deep fryer. Baked Alaska [*foom*]. Timers that beep. Little conveyor belts with food on them. Spray oils or flavorings [for popcorn and salad dressing!]

posted by jessamyn 31 January | 14:05
Brilliant brilliant thoughts...especially popcorn! Ridiculously gourmet popcorn is kind of a restaurant trend right now. Maybe we could get someone to do some cashew-pomengranate-caramel corn or something like that.
posted by Miko 31 January | 14:08
The sound of a can opener opening a can. You could do electric and manual since they're different sounds.
posted by deborah 31 January | 18:45
The whistling of a tea kettle. Or the burbling of a drip coffee maker.
posted by fancyoats 31 January | 19:10
Stirring sounds. Well, just about anything, there.

Spatula scraping the bottom of a pan. Crepes?

Opening and closing of fridge, drawers, cabinets. Hm, anything that doesn't require preparation, like a bunch of grapes, open the fridge, pull out the drawer, push the drawer back in, close the fridge?

Rustling of a potato chip bag. Or pretzels, or cookies.

Blenders and food processors and mixing bowls. Mashed potatoes? Smoothies?

Kitchen timers. Hot rolls fresh from an oven.

Rolling boil. Pasta? Rice? Deviled eggs (hard boiled eggs)?

A lid being set on a pot, or a cast iron pan being set on a surface that'll make a clang.

I'm also thinking of little kids playing loudly with pots and pans, and the classic slapstick of someone getting smacked in the face with a pan. GONNNNNNNNNNNNG!
posted by galadriel 31 January | 21:14
The crunch-thunk of a knife chopping vegetables.

The sustained ringing tone when you tap on a good crystal wineglass. Similarly, the sound of clinking glasses.

Would it be possible to hook up a speaker head to a large punchbowl to produce sound waves on its surface? You could say toasts into a microphone and watch them ripple out over the drink you're toasting with.
posted by casarkos 31 January | 22:37
A cold beer poring into a cold glass.
A sirloin dropping into a hot pan.
The WooosH of the sugar being taken up into a simple syrup.
posted by arse_hat 01 February | 02:42
Faceplant Kittehs!! || Violent, politically subversive bunnies