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BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Alchemists of Sound (2003)

The BBC's Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create 'new kinds of sounds'. The Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from its inception, through its golden age when it was supplying music and effects for cult classics like Doctor Who, Blake's Seven and Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, and charts its fading away in 1995 when, due to budget cuts, it was no longer able to survive.

 

This is the best video I've seen for a long time.  Do take a look.

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Stephen Vitello in Australia: half-hour TV show

Stephen Vitello in Australia: half-hour TV show | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

A small film crew followed Stephen Vitiello, and American sound artist, on a recording trip along the coast of Australia, and produced a great little film about the experience. 

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The Quest to Find the First Soundscape

The Quest to Find the First Soundscape | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
Armed with smartphones, people have taken an interest in preserving ambient city sound, but records only go back so far...
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New services at the British Library - Playback

New services at the British Library - Playback | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
From today the British Library is making available three new sound and moving image services in its Reading Rooms.
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NASA Spacecraft Records 'Earthsong' - NASA Science

NASA Spacecraft Records 'Earthsong' - NASA Science | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
A NASA spacecraft has recorded eerie-sounding radio emissions coming from our own planet. These beautiful "songs of Earth" could, ironically, be responsible for the proliferation of deadly electrons in the Van Allen Belts.
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Next Event: Networking in the North West – 2nd October

Next Event: Networking in the North West – 2nd October | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
Following on from the success of the Summer Networking Event in London with Edith Bowman and Harriet Scott Sound Women are bringing this session to the North West.

 

We would like to invite ALL women in radio and audio, right across the North, along to our Networking Event at Media City in Salford on Tuesday October 2nd 2012. Whether you are in community or student radio, work for the BBC, commercial radio, or an indie – you are welcome here. So please come along!

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#TweetaSound, September 27th

#TweetaSound, September 27th | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

Tweet in sound for a day! On Thursday, September 27th, join the Soundbox community for an experiment in digital noise.

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Sounds and Places: Simon Scott and Richard Skelton - Caught by the River

Sounds and Places: Simon Scott and Richard Skelton - Caught by the River | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
Caught by the River - an antidote to indifference.
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C&R

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From October 18th to 20th 2012 London based sonic arts collective Call & Response are transforming the Bethnal Green Library in to a space for concentrated sound exploration.


Saturday will feature a lecture and sonic demonstration from the Creative Director of the Institute of Making at University College London, Zoe Laughlin. During this talk, Zoe will reveal how vibrations are transmitted through the microstructures of materials to create the sound of our world.

 

Call & Response is an independent sonic arts collective based in London.

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BBC News - Today - Sonic tribute to Bush House

To mark Bush House's place in BBC history the musician and director of the new online Radiophonic Workshop Matthew Herbert was asked to compose a sonic memorial to the former headquarters of the BBC World Service ... and here it is!

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BBC - Blogs - BBC RADIO BLOG - BBC Radio at 90: The Listeners' Archive

BBC - Blogs - BBC RADIO BLOG - BBC Radio at 90: The Listeners' Archive | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

Do you remember all those warnings about home taping? Did you ignore them and furtively record some of your favourite radio shows anyway? Do you have an attic or a garage or even an old cardboard box under the spare bed full of tapes or cassettes of Pick of the Pops, Saturday Club, Easy Beat, Top Gear or Housewives’ Choice?

Well the good news is you got away with it!

 

The Listeners’ Archive is one of the key parts of BBC’s broadcasts to mark the 90th anniversary of BBC Radio.

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Martin Creed -- All the Bells Work No. 1197 | London 2012 Festival

The World Premiere of Martin Creed's new work, All the Bells on the HMS Belfast. For 3 minutes from 8.12 on the morning of 27 July, hundreds of thousands of people across the UK ran bells to celebrate the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

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The 664 Field Mixer | Sound Devices, LLC

The 664 Field Mixer | Sound Devices, LLC | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

The 664 Field Production Mixer is the new flagship in Sound Devices' line of portable audio mixers. Building on the foundation of the popular 552 mixer, the intuitive 664 has six inputs channels and four output buses. All inputs and outputs are recordable to both CF and SD cards. This unprecedented amount of I/O connectivity and recording capability makes the 664 perfect for any production application

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Art installations at Woolsthorpe Manor and Grimsthorpe Castle - What's On - Grantham Journal

Art installations at Woolsthorpe Manor and Grimsthorpe Castle - What's On - Grantham Journal | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
ARTWORK has been installed at Grimsthorpe Castle as part of a county-wide exhibition at historic houses.

 

The 2012 Compass exhibition, which runs from October 6-28, has been organised as part of an art project set up by Wellingore-based visual arts organisation Beacon.

 

They have commissioned four artists - Bethan Huws, Jem Finer, Jordan Baseman and Amanda Coogan - working in film, text, installation performance and sound to produce new site-specific pieces to be situated in three very different stately homes; the National Trust’s Woolsthorpe Manor, South Holland District Council’s Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and the privately-owned Grimsthorpe Castle.

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Soundscapes: Atlantikwall: Bunker Archaeology and Acoustic Ecology: Places: Design Observer

Soundscapes: Atlantikwall: Bunker Archaeology and Acoustic Ecology: Places: Design Observer | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

In 2009 Nick Sowers travelled the coast where the North Sea meets the European continent, exploring underground tunnels and concrete fortifications built before and during World War II. Here are some of his soundscapes of the 'Atlantikwall'. They're fascinating.

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Archival Recordings of the Composers Forum, 1951-1977

Archival Recordings of the Composers Forum, 1951-1977 | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

Contained within the archives of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (which are held by Columbia University Libraries) there is a series of original reel-to-reel recordings of the concerts of the Composers Forum, made in New York from 1951-1977.

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Education event: Sound + Image – Creating a Film around Sound

Education event: Sound + Image – Creating a Film around Sound | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

An event exploring sound on screen with directors, sound designers and sound archivists from the British Library Sound Collection.

 

Friday 19 October, 10:30 NFT2, BFI Southbank

 

It's fully booked but it will be well worth getting onto the waiting list.

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BBC - College of Production - Tips: producing a music radio package

BBC - College of Production - Tips: producing a music radio package | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
Georgia Mann-Smith is a producer at Radio 3 where she has produced for music shows including In Tune, Music Matters and Late Junction. She offers her tips for producing a successful radio package.
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MAKE THE CITY SOUND BETTER

MAKE THE CITY SOUND BETTER | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

The Sound Taxi is equipped with microphones that record its surrounding noise. As it makes it’s way through the streets of London, a specially designed software program inside the vehicle converts the noise into unique music in real-time. Passersby will hear the music via the 67 speakers built into the entire car body and the big, shiny Indian horns mounted on top of the taxi’s roof. Finally, the passengers of the sound taxi can tune-in to the converted sounds via headphones installed inside of the vehicle.

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Soundfjord: Open Call

As the nights draw in and there's a definite nip to the air SoundFjord keep the summer momentum alive by introducing to their Educational Programme six quick-fire residencies (of one week) for practitioners working in/with sound (such as, but not limited to, sound art, radio, writing, etc.), starting 05 November 2012.
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From Highschool Dropout To Head Of Audio

From Highschool Dropout To Head Of Audio | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

A fascinating interview with sound designer and composer Steve Brown about the 2013 World Stage Design and how he went from high-school drop out to head of audio at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

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This is The Night Mail W H Auden

The famous poem with steam trains to match...

 

This is a classic. Can you imagine e-mail conjuring up such romantic sights and sounds?

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop revived

BBC Radiophonic Workshop revived | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it

The BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, which created theme tunes and sound effects for programmes including Doctor Who and Blake's 7, is to reopen after 14 years. This is brilliant news!

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Sound mixer Bill Daly dies at 65 - Entertainment News, Obituary, Media - Variety

Production sound mixer William John Daly, who worked in film and television for 40 years, helping to develop a key innovation in the field and earning credits on projects ranging from Oliver Stone's "JFK" to Dick Wolf's "Law and Order" franchise,...
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yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio

yuri suzuki: london underground circuit map radio | Soundlandscapes | Scoop.it
by exploring communication systems in consumer electronics, users can visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated in a radio.
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