Christine Sun Kim: A New Way to Listen

Christine Sun Kim: A New Way to Listen

Though she was born deaf, Christine Sun Kim’s favorite medium to work with is sound. We visited her Brooklyn studios and she showed us what she has in store for her Lincoln Reimagine Project. As a Lincoln Reimagine Project honoree, Kim will create a walk-able art installation that employs the...
Open Call: Speed of Sound, by VacuaMœnia

Open Call: Speed of Sound, by VacuaMœnia

Following the ideas of “Handbook for Acoustic Ecology” by Barry Truax, VacuaMœnia proposes an OpenCall for sound-artist, musicians or simple aware listeners to celebrate two years of researches and activities. The topic chosen investigates on “the propagation of sound” in a landscape, defined by Truax like Geometric Spreading, Atmospheric Effects...
Framework 500!

Framework 500!

Framework radio is celebrating their 500th show! A perfect opportunity to congratulate and support the amazing work this project has been doing over the years. Let’s hope more amazing shows and sounds will follow! And that’s not all… They’re celebrating with a new release! on february 22nd, 2015, we aired our...
New STR Release: Fabio R. Lattuca – Amix_

New STR Release: Fabio R. Lattuca – Amix_

We have a new release at Sonic Terrain: “Amix_”, by Italian artist Fabio R. Lattuca. “Amix_” is a phonography that puts in contrasts two aspects of the Sicilian soundscape. The recordings were tooken between the reserve of the Bomes  lake – 37 823 LAT, LON 13,820 – and the town...
Surrounded by Soundscapes: Charles Amirkhanian, Bernie Krause, Walter Murch

Surrounded by Soundscapes: Charles Amirkhanian, Bernie Krause, Walter Murch

Composer Charles Amirkhanian, soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, and film editor and sound designer Walter Murch consider the environmental implications and artistic possibilities of aural landscapes and ambient sounds. via mediateletipos
Field Recording, Politics and Music: An Interview with Matthew Herbert

Field Recording, Politics and Music: An Interview with Matthew Herbert

Matthew Herbert is a clear example of someone in the constant search of originality and new perspectives around sound. He has published over 25 albums under various nicknames, has collaborated with important artists in the electronic music scene and has also worked in films, performances and other projects, such as BBC’s New...
A Beginner's Guide to Field Recording, by Lawrence English

A Beginner’s Guide to Field Recording, by Lawrence English

Great article by Lawrence English at FACT: A Beginner’s guide to field recording In Peter Szendy’s provocative book Listening, he presents two related questions: “Can one make a listening listened to? Can I transmit my listening, unique as it is?” It’s these questions that have occupied my thinking a great deal...
Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening

Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening

Interesting blog post at Center for Humans & Nature by Eric Leonardson on ethics, listening and acoustic ecology. If we are to find a way out of the current impasse, learning how to listen and developing an ethic of listening may be one way resolve it. Learning how to listen is particularly...
Audible Silence: Jez Riley French at TEDxHull

Audible Silence: Jez Riley French at TEDxHull

Interesting talk by Jez Riley French at TEDxHull in 2013. Jez Riley French is fascinated and passionate about the infinite detail and expanding vistas of life around us, its sights and sounds, often overlooked or hidden. His creative output focuses on elements such as audible silence, active listening and stillness....
New Release: STR020 - A los cuatro vientos by Félix Blume

New Release: STR020 – A los cuatro vientos by Félix Blume

Happy to announce the release of ‘A los cuatro vientos’, a fantastic release by Félix Blume with sounds from different sides of America. LISTEN
In Pursuit of Silence, Interview with Director Patrick Shen

In Pursuit of Silence, Interview with Director Patrick Shen

In Pursuit of Silence | Kickstarter campaign | @ music of sound | @ huffington post | @ pantheos Silence has intrigued me for years, a topic that always gives you questions and open paths to discover our amazing universe. The concept itself has a lot of notions. Some value silence as sonic...
New STR Release: Correspondence, by Bunú

New STR Release: Correspondence, by Bunú

Happy to present the second release of Bunú sound duo at Sonic Terrain, “Correspondence”. Correspondence combines recordings from two different cities: Belfast and Rio de Janeiro. The composition explores unexpected similarities and variations in spatial density between two disparate sonic environments. The recordings open a dialogue, constructing a composition that maintains...
Exploring Abandoned Soundscapes, An Interview with VacuaMoenia

Exploring Abandoned Soundscapes, An Interview with VacuaMoenia

VacuaMoenia is a team dedicated to soundscape exploration and established in Italy by Fabio R. Lattuca and Pietro Bonanno. With the premise of sonically navigating across abandoned places in Sicily, they have been developing a wide variety of interesting practices, including field recording and composition works, text publications, workshops, talks,...
Layered Memories: Searching for Sound

Layered Memories: Searching for Sound

Nice documentary by Red Bull Music Academy on the sonic exploration of Yosi Horikawa. It’s clear that Yosi Horikawa is not only obsessed with music, but sound itself. The Japanese producer consistently incorporates field recordings into his tracks to vibrant effect. So when Yosi decided to make the World Heritage...
TEDx Amazônia: Gordon Hempton

TEDx Amazônia: Gordon Hempton

One day,Gordon Hempton , slept on the grass. A storm fell and he continued asleep in the rain. That was the day he became fascinated with the sounds of nature. For 25 years, his job is to record sounds that people have forgotten to hear. He warns us: silence is...
Soundscape Ecology: The Science of Sound in the Landscape

Soundscape Ecology: The Science of Sound in the Landscape

Soundscape Ecology: The Science of Sound in the Landscape, a great article by Bryan C. Pijanowski, Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera, Sarah L. Dumyahn, Almo Farina, Bernie L. Krause, Brian M. Napoletano, Stuart H. Gage and Nadia Pieretti. This article presents a unifying theory of soundscape ecology, which brings the idea of the...
Three New Books: On Acousmatic Sound, Sonic Continuum and Orality

Three New Books: On Acousmatic Sound, Sonic Continuum and Orality

Here are three books I’ve been exploring recently and strongly recommend. All of them have been written by well-known sound theorists and were released in June/July. In general, I’d say the texts are dedicated to explore different aspects of sound, mainly featuring a philosophical/practical approach towards listening and its related topics, but each...
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...
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
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...
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Technical Unconscious, by John Grzinich

Technical Unconscious, by John Grzinich

John Grzinich & audio students, FBAUP SINTOMAs e Efeitos Secundários — 2013 | FBAUP, Porto – i2ads.org/sintoma
New Sound Devices 688

New Sound Devices 688

Sound Devices has announced their new 688 mixer/recorder/system. The 688 is a production sound engineer’s dream come true – a portable audio powerhouse that incorporates multi-channel mixer, auto-mixer, recorder plus optional SL-6 integrated powering and wireless system. By consolidating these functions, cabling requirements are significantly decreased, de-cluttering the sound mixer’s bag, increasing reliability and improving...
Soundscape: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan

Soundscape: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan

Soundscape is a project by Art Director and Graphic Designer John Davies. It focusses on the physicalization and visualization of music by shining a light on the rich and vibrant history of New York City ingrained in the various neighbourhoods of Manhattan. more info via mediateletipos
Millions of People at Risk of Hearing Loss

Millions of People at Risk of Hearing Loss

The unsafe use of personal audio devices and high sound volumes at events are putting over a billion teens and young adults at risk of permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday. Data analyzed by the UN agency indicates that almost half the population of developed countries between the ages of 12 and...
Noise Pollution and the Oblivion of Nature Sound

Noise Pollution and the Oblivion of Nature Sound

The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a senior US researcher warns. Rising levels of background noise in some areas threaten to make people oblivious to the uplifting sounds of birdsong, trickling water, and trees rustling in...
Reveil

Reveil

REVEIL is a durational sound event by the London based artist collective, soundCamp. Starting near the Greenwich Meridian on 2 MAY 2015, REVEIL will travel West with the rising sun, relaying the sounds of daybreak provided by a community of live audio streamers, to assemble a global soundwork lasting one earth day. SoundCamp invites people...
'The Organist' 44: Contact Milk, A Podcast on Field Recording

‘The Organist’ 44: Contact Milk, A Podcast on Field Recording

An exploration of the art of field recording, which summons alien-sounding compositions from the depths of seemingly benign (and quiet) ponds, bridges, and fence-posts. Produced by Lawrence Dunn. More info: KCRW
'Save our Sounds', by The British Library

‘Save our Sounds’, by The British Library

‘Save our sounds’ is a British Library’s project aimed to preserve its sound archive. The nation’s sound collections are under threat, both from physical degradation and as the means of playing them disappear from production. Archival consensus internationally is that we have approximately 15 years in which to save our sound collections by digitising them before they become unreadable...
Free Teufelsberg NSA listening tower impulse responses

Free Teufelsberg NSA listening tower impulse responses

Amidst increasing concern about data privacy and how our personal data is being handled we bring you a bit of sonic surveillance history: a set of reverb impulse responses allowing you to use the acoustics of the main listening tower at the former NSA compound, Teufelsberg, in your own productions. Prior to the fall of the...
Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics

Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics

8 July 2015 – 10 July 2015 CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT – SG1&2 Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics is a three-day conference featuring leading researchers and artists in the field. The conference will include presentations by leading academics, as well as a sound art installation by an artist in residence,...
Framework Seasonal #7 - Winter 2014

Framework Seasonal #7 – Winter 2014

Framework Radio has released a new issue of their Framework Seasonal editions: #7 – winter 2014. #7 is another superb compilation of previously unreleased sounds by artists working in the field recording community. this selection features new names as well as some you’ve probably heard before, all of whom are new to framework editions‘ release series. pablo sanz,...
The Thermal Sounds of Yellowstone

The Thermal Sounds of Yellowstone

I recorded the sounds of thermal vents, mud pots, hot springs and more, while in Yellowstone in September 2011. The first half of the video is mostly mud pots, a famous geyser, and a bubbling hot spring inside a cave but the 2nd half features vents that sound like washing machines, a steam engine, popcorn...