For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
A full audio record of 'Making Sound Objects', the British Forum for Ethnomusicology's 2012 Annual One Day Conference, is now available to listen to via SoundCloud. The conference, convened by Dr Noel Lobley and hosted at the Pitt Rivers Museum on November 24th 2012, attracted over 100 participants, with…Continue
Added by Noel Lobley on May 15, 2013 at 13:09 — No Comments
'Reel to Real' is a project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, designed to catalogue, digitise and make available online, in gallery spaces and beyond the Pitt Rivers Museum's unique archival field recordings. The project website has now been finalised and includes information about and playlists from all of the Museum's original ethnographic recordings, video and interview resources, ethnomusicology seminars, our SoundCloud account and much more. Please visit the Reel to Real…Continue
Added by Noel Lobley on May 15, 2013 at 13:06 — No Comments
Recently I've been listening to and recording the sounds of Tower Bridge. I'm particularly grateful to the management of the bridge for letting me into places which are normally off-limits to the public.
It isn't always easy to get access to sites where there are the hazards of heavy machinery and confined spaces. Such cautious policies arise from legal and insurance issues, and perhaps also from unhappy encounters with media professionals who may not have paid attention to the advice…Continue
Added by Ian Rawes on May 10, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
New podcast: PROBES #3.2. Auxiliaries, a music selection by Chris Cutler
The PROBES Auxiliaries collect materials related to each episode…Continue
Added by A R on May 9, 2013 at 10:40 — No Comments
Archivists and scientists find a way to play recordings made by inventor Alexander Graham Bell.…Continue
Added by Richard Ranft on April 27, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
New podcast: MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... Kees Tazelaar. Part II. Music selected by Kees Tazelaar
This mix, clocking in at over two hours, is a retrospective snapshot of the musical legacy of the Institute of Sonology. It alternates classic pieces, recent works and unreleased gems from the Sonology archive.
Added by A R on April 25, 2013 at 15:31 — No Comments
Added by Magnus Bergsson on April 22, 2013 at 15:57 — No Comments
Record Store Day came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture.
Record Store Day 20 April 2013 presents: Billy Bragg - Live @ Rough Trade East
Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third…Continue
Added by Richard Ranft on April 14, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
[forwarded from BISA-list]
Together with a group of researchers at Queen Mary University of London, I am studying how well people can recognise everyday environments from the sounds they produce, and I have designed a simple listening test for this purpose.
If you can spare a few moments of your time, please go to http://www.isophonics.net/env/test/ and follow the instructions on the welcome page. You will be…Continue
Added by Richard Ranft on April 4, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments
I recently came across Pterodaktyl which is a wonderful website from Tom Williams. A software developer by trade and talented nature sound recordist in his spare time, Tom's site is full of blog posts and sounds that will keep you enthralled for hours.
A favourite post of mine is The Kakas of Stewart Island. How about…Continue
New podcast: COMPOSING WITH PROCESS: PERSPECTIVES ON GENERATIVE AND SYSTEMS MUSIC #8.2. Exclusive works by Keith Fullerton Whitman and Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.
Added by A R on March 25, 2013 at 16:04 — No Comments
Researchers in the Czech Republic have launched a citizen science project that seeks volunteers to record Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella) in Great Britain and New Zealand. The purpose of this project is to study the geographic distribution of dialects in both the species' original range and invaded territory.
For more information about the project and to submit recordings, visit…Continue
'Selected Realities' is now available.
Released on the Viennese label, ‘Moozak’ Cat#005 : Available from website tattered-kaylor.com
Added by Tessa Elieff on March 18, 2013 at 8:03 — No Comments
Sisterhood & After: The Women's Liberation Oral History Project documents the history of women's movements for equal rights and liberation in the UK from 1968-1990. Launched on this year's International Women's Day (8th March), this collection contains in-depth interviews with 60 feminist activists and intellectuals and creates the first permanent and sustainable oral history archive of the British Women’s Liberation Movement.
In addition to the audio interviews, the…Continue
Added by Cheryl Tipp on March 13, 2013 at 12:04 — No Comments
New podcast: MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... Kees Tazeelar. Part I
Produced by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Rubén Patiño
For several years,…Continue
Added by A R on March 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
Mobile Sinfonia is an interactive composition, by artist and Playback member Jem Finer, scored for mobile phones and open to participation.
Added by Eva del Rey on March 11, 2013 at 11:47 — No Comments
I think this maybe of interest to all and well worth backing.
Added by Rick Blything on March 8, 2013 at 10:57 — No Comments
Excellent two-part BBC radio 4 series available online
Episode 1: people who listen for a living, and are trained to interpret the sounds they hear: earthquake victims trapped under rubble, cardiac surgeons listening for abnormal heartbeats; wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson eavesdropping into the natural world. Broadcast 19 Feb 2013
Added by Richard Ranft on March 2, 2013 at 11:09 — No Comments
New podcast: PROBES #3. Curated by Chris Cutler
This is where pitch becomes weightless and all that is solid melts into air: futurism, noise, electricity, ecstasy and uncertainty. We look at the lure and power of sliding tones.
Added by A R on March 2, 2013 at 8:11 — No Comments
Interesting blog in the Telegraph this morning under this title addresses the failure, so far, to provide a fit-for-purpose online listening experience for classical music.