It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Steve Brown, the Head of the Sound working group for OISTAT, Board Member, and one of the founders of, the Association of Sound Designers and Sound Curator and Organiser of World Stage Design 2013.
That he had been ill for 6 months did not stop Steve working on WSD2013 from his bed to try and maintain the creative drive he has become renowned for internationally over the last 13 years.
Rory Morrison began at at Beacon Radio in Wolverhampton as a travel reporter known as ‘Fonzy’. Off then to the BBC Radio Leeds hosting daytime shows; and to BBC Radio York and the early shift on BBC Radio Cleveland.
Des Coulam's insight:
Rory Morrison, a familiar voice to listeners of BBC Radio 4, died today. A very sad loss.
Wells’ stole his first radio, a Belmont, in 1943 at the age of thirteen. He was immediately sent to an ‘approved’ school, whose psychiatrist diagnosed ‘an obsession’ with wireless and electricity – an obsession that continues today. The house Wells was born in and still inhabits is now home to over 1,500 wireless objects and 45,000 valves - the UK’s largest such collection.
Analogue Kingdom reveals the charm of Wells’ world, where radio relics and their attendant stories fill every nook and cranny. With the digital switchover, Wells’ analogue collection is a reminder of the magic that may be lost.
In addition to Analogue Kingdom, Johnson will exhibit a selection of photography taken at the British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum and items of analogue wireless technology.
Cheryl Tipp, Natural Sounds Curator writes: Over the past 5 weeks, listeners of BBC Radio 4 have been treated to a series dedicated entirely to sound and its many roles in human culture over the past 100,000 years.