World Listening Day 2014 - Sonic Terrain Compilation

World Listening Day 2014 – Sonic Terrain Compilation

So, we did it! The variety of places, submissions and ears augmented this year not only in terms of numbers, but also in the diversity of the material itself. It has been an amazing journey to listen to all of these great sounds and moments. This year, I wanted to...
Underwater Surround: Canon Crackers of the Pistol Shrimp

Underwater Surround: Canon Crackers of the Pistol Shrimp

Canon Crackers of the pistol shrimp from Ambient Recording on Vimeo. Is the underwater world a silent world? No, the depths of the sea are as full of exciting sounds and voices as any other habitat rich with species. However, humans can’t perceive these sounds under normal circumstances, and so...
One Square Inch of Silence

One Square Inch of Silence

Take a listening journey with professional sound recordist Gordon Hempton to One Square Inch of Silence, a Hoh Rain Forest location in Olympic National Park he has publicly designated as the quietest place in the lower 48 United States. Defined by Hempton as a place free from man-made noise for...
Bird Sounds Visualized

Bird Sounds Visualized

Bird sounds captured using a digital audio recorder and fed into a computer to activate particle effects. Work by digital artist Andy Thomas
Resonant Architecture

Resonant Architecture

Since 2006, the Art of Failure collective has been sending bass frequencies into remarkable architectural structures. These experiences establish a dialog between architecture, the structures’ spatial components, and their geographic context – revealing building’s specific acoustic and vibrating qualities. Resonant Architecture Project
Salomé Voegelin and the New Generation of Field Recordists

Salomé Voegelin and the New Generation of Field Recordists

Interesting article by Salomé Voegelin at Wire’s Collateral Damage: “A new generation of field recordists is challenging the myth of the invisible figure with a microphone in work that celebrates presence rather than absence.” Read
Echo-Locations - The Sounds of Elsewhere

Echo-Locations – The Sounds of Elsewhere

Echo-location is an exhibition of field recordings and sound art works that play with soundscape materials. It was collated in 2014 for installation in several locations around Limerick as part of the Limerick Soundscapes project. It was launched at the University of Limerick Conference ‘Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship’ which...
Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom

How digital technology is transforming our relationship with sound Full article
New release: Lagan:Behind by Bunú

New release: Lagan:Behind by Bunú

Happy to announce a new release for free download, called Lagan:Behind, featuring the fantastic work of the sonic duo Bunú. LISTEN
The Music of Sound

The Music of Sound

Excerpts from Tim Prebble‘s fantastic work for Auckland Regional Parks Artists Residency based in Little Huia, New Zealand. (watch in HD & listen on decent speakers or headphones)
A Life in Sound: Chris Watson

A Life in Sound: Chris Watson

A selection of progammes and soundscapes featuring sound recordist Chris Watson. Listen
The Sound of the Earth

The Sound of the Earth

Nice work by Lotte Geeven. 2013. A seismograph & the recording of the sound of the earth. For this project I travelled to the deepest open hole in the world to find out about it’s mysteries and to record the sound of the earth. Based on this travel I made...
Video-Interview with Simon Whetham

Video-Interview with Simon Whetham

An interview with sound artist Simon Whetham.
Silence

Silence

Two nice trailers for today: Silence, by Pat Collins (an excerpt here) In Pursuit of Silence (not yet released) by Patrick Shen
A Book On Listening

A Book On Listening

‘On Listening‘, book edited by Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane (authors of ‘In The Field‘) and published at October 28 by Uniform Books. You can get it at the official site. Also recommended is this nice review Cheryl Tipp just published at Caught by the River. On Listening is a...
Exclusive Interview with Yiorgis Sakellariou

Exclusive Interview with Yiorgis Sakellariou

Mecha/Orga, aka Yiorgis Sakellariou is a sound artist/composer from Greek, currently living in England. He has done CD and virtual releases, composed music for theatre and film, lead workshops and concerts, and since 2004 he has curated the label Echomusic. The palette of sound he presents is really wide, where...
Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Great documentary by Walley Films on the work of sound artist Justin Boyd. Justin Boyd, Department Chair of Sculpture and Integrated Media at Southwest School of Art, shares his connection with sound and how he uses it to create original works of art. Inspired by his sensitivity to sound at...
Place and Sound

Place and Sound

Great audio documentary on sound art and field recording, with Francisco Lopez, Jacob Kirkegaard, Jodi Rose and Joseph Bertolozzi. Four unique composers and sound artists who compose using location sound recordings talk about where music begins; does it exist in nature or is it created in the act of recording, or of composing...
Audible Forces

Audible Forces

Audible Forces is a landscape of wind-driven musical installations created by seven of the finest UK sound artists around today. These intriguing kinetic, sonic creations produce other-worldly sounds as nature’s unseen force breathes life into them. Produced by OCM and Oxford Brookes University Sonic Art Research Unit. Works: Phantom Field by Mark...
Bernie Krause TEDTalk: The Voice of the Natural World

Bernie Krause TEDTalk: The Voice of the Natural World

Bernie Krause TEDTalk is finally online. A great video to start the listening week! Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes — the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae — for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically...
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Davyd Betchkal: Experiencing the Soundscape

Davyd Betchkal: Experiencing the Soundscape

In honor of World Listening Day 2014 the team behind the film IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE (coming 2015) have released a never-before-seen clip featuring footage they acquired during their visit to Denali last April. In it National Park Service Soundscape Technician Davyd Betchkal discusses the importance of listening and it’s relationship to experiencing a place....
Invisible Places | Sounding Cities

Invisible Places | Sounding Cities

A city is a place of diversities. Its rhythms are sometimes contrapuntal, sometimes synchronous. We live in a city of multiple destinations and routes—spaces populated by sounds, smells, gestures, visions, exchanges, encounters, and feelings. We have a better a city experience with all the senses awakened. However, modern cities have been designed, built and determined...
Oral History of Wildlife Sound Recording

Oral History of Wildlife Sound Recording

Cheryl Tipp has published a great post at the Sound and vision blog, featuring seven interviews aimed to explore the perspectives of different professionals dedicated to wildlife sound recording, such as Simon Bearder, Patrick Sellar, Nigel Tucker and David Tombs. The 7 interviews presented today represent just the beginning of what we hope will be an...
Sounds From Dangerous Places

Sounds From Dangerous Places

Nice interview with Peter Cusack on sonic journalism and field recording. Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and researcher who has traveled to areas of major environmental devastation, nuclear sites, big landfill dumps, edges of military zones and other potentially dangerous places. He has been to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone; the Caspian Oil Fields in Azerbaijan;...
@c - Re:Barsento

@c – Re:Barsento

Galaverna publishes a new great work called Re:Barsento, by @c (Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais). *107* was composed in Barsento during the artistic residency *Barsento Mediascape*, promoted by Interferenze, in June 2013 and was premiered at Teatro Rossini in Gioia del Colle on the 22nd. This version was mixed and mastered in Porto in 2014.*107*...
Interference: Sound Methods

Interference: Sound Methods

Some weeks ago a new issue of Interference journal was published, featuring great essays by Mark Peter Wright, Iain Foreman, Kim Cascone, Leandra Lambert, among others. For this issue of Interference we invited papers that addressed any aspect of auditory cultures but placed some emphasis on the methodologies and frameworks that informed research and practice. Sound is...
Xeno-Canto, Sharing Bird Sounds From Around the World

Xeno-Canto, Sharing Bird Sounds From Around the World

xeno-canto is a website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world. Whether you are a research scientist, a birder, or simply curious about a sound that you heard out your kitchen window, we invite you to listen, download, and explore the bird sound recordings in the collection. Listen
New STR Release: Artificial Memory Trace - Afrifton

New STR Release: Artificial Memory Trace – Afrifton

I’m glad to announce a new release, just one before our World Listening Day 2014 compilation. This time, we have two fantastic pieces from Slavek Kwi, also known as Artificial Memory Trace. STR011 Afrifton is a stereo version of the 4-channel composition based on field recordings from Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa collected during the “Sonic Mmabolela...
Elima - Terra #1, Field Recording Workshop by Vacuamoenia

Elima – Terra #1, Field Recording Workshop by Vacuamoenia

28 and 29 June, VacuaMœnia offers an intensive workshop in order to provide useful information on the theories and practices that enable the entry level user, even less experienced, record and compose the soundscape. The workshop will take place in Poggioreale, a country rich in history, entirely destroyed by the earthquake of Belice in 1968...
Sound Waveforms in Nature

Sound Waveforms in Nature

ukrainian designer anna marinenko has drawn a symbolic and visual connection between noise and nature for ‘sound form wave’. while studying outdoor vistas, marinenko observed the aesthetic similarity between the oscillating heights of mountains, trees and skylines and the waveforms of music. she has composed a series of graphic expressions which compare the two otherwise...
Call for Recordings - World Listening Day 2014

Call for Recordings – World Listening Day 2014

Yes, almost a year has already passed since our last call for recordings, during the World Listening Day 2013. This time there will be more time for you to record and send something for a collective release. As the previous years, WLD will be celebrated on the week of July 18th and this year Sonic...
2014 World Listening Day – “Listen To You!”

2014 World Listening Day – “Listen To You!”

You are invited to participate in the 2014 World Listening Day, an annual global event held on July 18. The purposes of World Listening Day are to: Celebrate the listening practices of the world and the ecology of its acoustic environments; Raise awareness about the growing number of individual and group efforts that creatively explore...