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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.

Antwerp Central Station Field Recording

Four minutes in the main hall of Antwerp Central Station in late August. The space is gorgeous to look at too!

White Cliffs of Dover

Another of those nature walks I do. If you’ve heard one, you’ll know that listening is a waste of your time. 1 August, 2012, and we’re walking from…

Being stopped in my tracks on Hampstead Heath Extension

Out for a wander with newly thrown-together microphone windshields to test, nearly leaving the Heath, where the National Grid has works underway on requiring temporary traffic lights on…

I wanted to settle down here

A radio feature, a travelogue. A version of an RTÉ Doc on One that I never made – despite help and support from them and Russell Finch, I…