last week I attended the Kyma International Sound Symposium 2010 and heard Cristian Vogel talk about his favorite ways of producing, where he mentioned "found sound", which is meant to be the acoustic parallel to "objet trouvé" - meaning you take an everyday sound which you encounter rather by accident (e.g. an old record or tape) and use it as the basis of some creative musical piece or sound design.
This again reminded me of musique concrete and sort of sparked my interest to have a go at this kind of approach...
How is your experience with this approach? Do you sometimes trust to chance in your working process? Has anyone in this forum ever used such a "found sound" in a production?