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@TheAudioFeature

Update: in November 2015 I let this little project run free and take off by itself, I hope fully fledged and ready for more wandering! — @TheAudioFeature is…

Archive: Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, New Zealand, 2008

Here’s a guided night tour through a big nature reserve on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand. It’s now called Zealandia. It has a massive predator-proof fence, to…

Angus Graham Memorial Lectures 2010 – 2016

Back in 2002 I graduated from SOAS, University of London. My favourite classes were Classical Chinese. In the year that followed I aspired to continue with graduate studies…

As state broadcasters leave, shortwave comes of age

Shortwave broadcasting is almost as old as the radio medium itself. It is a chunk of radio spectrum where signals travel long distances – a region, continent, or…

American broadcast radio versus young Americans

Ah, the radio voice. It’s difficult, isn’t it? Because on the one hand, we’ve all fallen for it. Broadcasters, sound artists, we all believe in willingly giving in…

Found sound piece through collaboration

In early May I found an interesting piece of audio on a MiniDisc, and set about making a piece with open feedback during the process. As the found…

A Broadcaster’s Guide to Chinese Pronunciation

Economics, politics, sport – there are more Chinese names popping up in your scripts than anytime (since, I guess, the 2008 Olympics. Sorry this guide is six years…

Gedichtje Radiophonique

There hasn’t been much time to go out specifically to record recently, so when I chucked a handheld recorder in my bag before heading out this morning, it…

Catch-up

A practical and purely text-based post this time, simply because it’s been so long since my last! In that time, I’ve written a piece about Prix Europa 2013…

Foghorn Requiem

The foghorn requiem was performed on 23 June 2013 on a cliff top in northeast England. The full write-up and essential links from Robin Thefog is here –…

Knokke/Zwin nature walk

Another of my nature sound walk thingies, this time in the dune and polder nature reserve at Knokke, the northernmost town on Belgium’s coast.

Pointe des Almadies

In Senegal for a family occasion (not my family, but still a family) in early May 2013, I made this little item at an interesting geographical location.

The Thames at Hammersmith, a week after The Boat Race

Some rowers are on the river, some with a coach in a motor boat, some not; a river cruiser passes; and more. I spent half an hour recording…

Urban Reservoir one Sunday Morning

After two days at the In The Field symposium, I was woken early on Sunday by a sound that brought to mind two recordings we heard at the…

Walks on Hampstead Heath

Simple field recordings, and me describing, some probably fairly ordinary sounds of Hampstead Heath Extension and the adjoining Sandy Heath.