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A World of Sound
Bringing together all elements of sound recording with particular reference to the natural world.
Curated by Cheryl Tipp
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SoundCloud » Found Sounds: Hustle, Bustle Market Sounds

SoundCloud » Found Sounds: Hustle, Bustle Market Sounds | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

Experience the sounds of three very different markets.

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Jan Henrik Hansen – Sound Sculptor

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Jan Henrik Hansen, architect and musician, has devised an amazing method at capturing audio (anything from a single sound right up to a full orchestral score) into shape and space with these wonderful sculptures.
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The James Koetting Ghana Field Recording Collection

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The James Koetting Ghana Field Recordings collection presents a vibrant mix of traditional and popular music recorded at a broad range of locations and events in Ghana during the 1970s by ethnomusicologist James Koetting. Students and researchers can hear online the complete archive of Koetting's field tapes — 142 audio reel tapes — of musical performances from arts festivals, traditional ceremonies and events, stage concerts, church services, and less formal gatherings and sessions throughout Ghana.

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Info in this was about forieng music and audio recordings.

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Jem Finer on Longplayer, Shortplayer, and The Pogues

Jem Finer discusses the genesis of Longplayer, premiere of Shortplayer at Pittsburgh's Wood St. Galleries, and the connections between what he does with his process music and what he does with The Pogues.

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SoundFjord | Late October Newsletter

SoundFjord | Late October Newsletter | A World of Sound | Scoop.it
SoundFjord's latest sound art newsletter with info, exhibitions, events and opportunities - out now!
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One Square Inch of Silence, from the documentary "Soundtracker"

Footage from the documentary 'Soundtracker: a portrait of Gordon Hempton.' Trying to find places that are free from all forms of human noise.

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The Trials & Tribulations of Field Recording – A Beginner’s Guide Part I

The Trials & Tribulations of Field Recording – A Beginner’s Guide Part I | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

An incredibly useful beginners guide to field recording. Topics covered include handling noise, power supplies, distortion and the bane of many recordists lives - wind!

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The Sounds of the Sea

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Experience the pure sounds of the sea with this selection of field recordings from the British Library. From the gentle lapping of water on a Cornish beach to the powerful crashing of waves on a rocky shore, this collection of recordings explores the idea that each beach has its own signature sound and demonstrates the contrasting nature of Britain's shoreline.

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Meerkats recognise others' voices

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Meerkats recognise another member of their social group by the sound of their voice, according to scientists.
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Early Wildlife Recordings at the British Library

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This online collection presents species and habitat recordings that were produced during the first half of the twentieth century when wildlife sound recording was still in its infancy. 

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BBC - Podcasts - Best of Natural History Radio

BBC - Podcasts - Best of Natural History Radio | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.

 

Plenty to explore here!

 

 

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THE SINGING RINGING TREE DOCUMENTARY

The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture located in Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire.

 

Designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, the Singing Ringing Tree is a 3 metre tall construction comprising pipes of galvanised steel which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of several octaves.

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Soundmap of London canals and minor rivers

Soundmap of London canals and minor rivers | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

Explore this sound map with recordings from London's canals, minor rivers and other waterways. Just one of many great audio projects from the London Sound Survey.

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Score for a Hole in the Ground

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Score for a hole in the Ground is another fascinating project from Jem Finer. A hole, a pond and a horn were created for this permanent installation that is directly influenced by environmental factors such as rain.

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| touchradio.org.uk | Touch Radio 67 | Wasp! |

| touchradio.org.uk | Touch Radio 67 | Wasp! | | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

The sounds of wasps. So realistic it actually freaked me out a bit when I first listened to the piece!

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Clap hands, here comes Charlie | The Sound Projector

Clap hands, here comes Charlie | The Sound Projector | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

The New York label XI Records has compiled TOOT! (XI 135) a three CD set of the music and sound art of Charlie Morrow, an American sound artist and composer who has been creating works for half a century. Really intrigued by this eclectic collection which covers a range of audio genres that together reflect Morrow's fascination with sound.

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a quiet position - edition one - field fest

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A Quiet Position brings together works by a range of sound artists who create pieces around field recordings. Really great selection that just shows what you can do! 

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The Out Door: Turning the World Into Art | Features | Pitchfork

The Out Door: Turning the World Into Art | Features | Pitchfork | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

The current edition of The Out Door explores the world of field recording with contributions from Chris Watson and Ernst Karel. A great read.

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A Nature Book Reader - Caught by the River

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Nature Book Reader is a growing online archive where contributors get to share their passion for nature writing. From 'Ring of Bright Water' to 'The Call of the Wild', this collection of book reviews is perfect for dipping into every now and then. 

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How sound is more than just music

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"So this is why they're not called MusicCloud"

 

Short film about sound with interesting contributions from the likes of Moby and Imogen Heap.

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British Library Archival Sound Recordings

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One of my favourite recordings at the moment - a small stream deep in the heart of a Devonshire woodland.

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Imaginary Sound Works Strikes A Balance Between The Real And The Impossible | The Creators Project

Imaginary Sound Works Strikes A Balance Between The Real And The Impossible | The Creators Project | A World of Sound | Scoop.it

A project from multimedia artist Jamie Allen that invites you to submit descriptions of the sound art you wish you could create. The end result will be an exhibition at the Klangmanifeste Sound Festival in Vienna at the end of the year.

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Friday Field Recording #6 - Tasmania 1

A very nice set of field recordings from Tasmania, particularly the sound of waves on Devonport beach. I never grow tired of water recordings!

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