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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Christopher DeLaurenti: Towards Activist Sound

Christopher DeLaurenti: Towards Activist Sound

Writer, musician and activist Christopher DeLaurenti on sonic protest and his field recordings of social change. Read at The Wire. (via mediateletipos)
VacuaMoenia, Studies on Sicilian Abandoned Soundscape

VacuaMoenia, Studies on Sicilian Abandoned Soundscape

Vacuamœnia, from the latin “Empty Walls”, is an identitary and ecological sonic act aimed at the revolution of deeper meanings. Aesthetic revolution of Vacuamœnia starts from the places abandoned by man and the way they sound: a study of existing sounds and of those ones you can organize on the spot by hiking militancy, field-recording and the...
Sonic Mmabolela 2014, directed by Francisco López

Sonic Mmabolela 2014, directed by Francisco López

2nd Annual Workshop/Residency for sound artists & composers at Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa - 17-30 November 2014 / 2 weeks ‘Sonic Mmabolela’ is a 2-week workshop/residency for professional and semiprofessional sound artists and composers with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and field recordings. It takes place at Mmabolela Reserve, in the Limpopo province of...
New Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

New Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

The H5 Handy from Zoom is a portable handheld recorder that features an interchangeable microphone system. The recorder ships with an XY microphone capsule and is compatible with the existing line of H6 modules including the optional shotgun mic and XLR/TRS input modules. The H5 will ship with an XY stereo microphone module that features...
New STR Release: Portscape, by Ward Weis

New STR Release: Portscape, by Ward Weis

We have a new release at Sonic Terrain: a composition by sound artist Ward Weis featuring field recordings from the port of Antwerp, Belgium. MORE INFO /DOWNLOAD
Living Symphonies

Living Symphonies

Living Symphonies is a sound installation which grows in the same way as a forest ecosystem. Portraying the thriving activity of the forest’s wildlife, plants and atmospheric conditions, it creates a never-ending symphony heard amongst the forest itself. Composed and realised by James Bulley and Daniel Jones, Living Symphonies will be taking place across four...
Trees

Trees

trees is a research project conducted by the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). ICST members of staff involved: Marcus Maeder (Project lead), Philippe Kocher, Jonas Meyer In the research project ‘trees: Rendering Ecophysiological Processes Audible’, we are working...
Hy Brasil, A Sound Installation by Chris Watson

Hy Brasil, A Sound Installation by Chris Watson

Opera North Projects presents a brand new sound installation, Hy Brasil, specially commissioned for the Howard Assembly Room, from celebrated sound artist Chris Watson. Best known as the sound recordist for BBC programmes including the award-winning Frozen Planet, and described by the Guardian as “the daddy of wildlife and sound recording,” Chris Watson was also a founding member of influential experimental music...
'The Field Recordist' Film

‘The Field Recordist’ Film

“The Field Recordist” by Lawrence Barker is a film which has an unusual twist in that it is to be an autobiographical documentary complying with a fixed set of rules; an approach different to that taken by the aspiring, or even experienced filmmaker. The film is to be a personal reflection of my own passion...
New Release: SALA - May I Ask You All For Silence?

New Release: SALA – May I Ask You All For Silence?

Happy to announce a new release here at Sonic Terrain, featuring compositions by Audrius Simkunas, based on field recordings at his hometown in Lithuania. Listen
'El paisaje sonoro y la afinación del mundo', R. Murray Schafer's Soundscape Book now in Spanish

‘El paisaje sonoro y la afinación del mundo’, R. Murray Schafer’s Soundscape Book now in Spanish

Good news for Spanish-speaking people: a translation of the well known Soundscape book by R. Murray Schafer is now available.
Water of Life

Water of Life

‘Water of Life’ is an art-science collaboration between Tommy Perman – a visual and sound artist – and Rob St. John – an environmental writer and musician.  Funded by Creative Scotland as part of Imagining Natural Scotland, ‘Water of Life’ uses sound, visual art, photography and writing to explore water flows through Edinburgh, between the natural and the unnatural; managed and self-willed....