Recordings
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...
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)
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
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...
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
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....
Aesthetics and the Art of Audio Field Recording

Aesthetics and the Art of Audio Field Recording

Nice article by Steven M. Miller at Trebuchet. When approaching audio field recording (often referred to as ‘phonography’) as a sound art practice, inevitable questions of aesthetics surface. The common attitude often expressed or implied runs something along the lines of “What is the artistic element of so seemingly ‘passive’ an activity as pointing a...
Shorewalks, new STR release by Atilio Doreste

Shorewalks, new STR release by Atilio Doreste

We have a new Sonic Terrain release available for download, featuring recordings from Tenerife island captured by Atilio Doreste. Go to the release page for listen/download.
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 or of listening? Each tells...
Recording UK Ambiences

Recording UK Ambiences

A Sound Effect has published an article by sound designers Andrew Kirk and Richard Simpson on recording materials for their latest library. At RSAudio this year we have been spending a lot of time making a series of surround (5.0) sound recordings across the UK. The first of these have been compiled into one big...