Tag Archives: sound

The sound of a tsunami

The indescribably chilling sound, recorded on the ocean bottom, using hydrophones belonging to a group researching undersea volcanism, of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that tore up Eastern Japan in March 2011. The sound has been sped-up 16 times. Lots more … Continue reading

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London Sound Survey

Something extraordinary going on here. IM Rawes is building a finely-textured archive of London sounds, published under posterity-friendly licences and with a range of clever ways to access the audio (maps, historic and current, being the main way in). I’m … Continue reading

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The sound of a Warcraft dungeon

Kindly recorded for me (in binaural ‘headphone mode’) by my thirteen year-old son Oliver. I’ve always been intrigued by the sound of the great battles and quests unfolding on the screen when he’s playing World of Warcraft. So he’s recorded … Continue reading

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Adam Bowie’s binaural storm

Adam Bowie is a radio industry exec – Head of Strategy & Planning at Absolute Radio – and evidently a sound junkie. He recorded this lovely storm montage using a pair of binaural headphones/microphones and published it on his blog. … Continue reading

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New York sound

Over at Slash Reading it’s New York Week. So, how about some NYC sounds. There are half a dozen minidiscs full of NYC ambient sounds here somewhere but I’m unlikely to liberate them any time soon so, in the meantime, … Continue reading

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Sound Delta – Phil Niblock

Belgian barges ascend the Danube from the Black Sea, a long distance train, bells. Haunting, layered stuff from Phil Niblock on Touchradio. More about Sound Delta here. Touchradio seems to be a kind of co-op for sound artists that includes … Continue reading

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Bull of Heaven

Bull of Heaven, mysterious art group, aspire to the longest performance of all time. This presents all sorts of problems for anyone who wants to host their stuff online since it’s just too big… This track is from 2008 and … Continue reading

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The Curious Ear: Winter

A short feature on the classical model. From RTE’s Curious Ear strand (now merged with Doc on One). Podcast, MP3.

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What is this thing?

Audiolibre is going to be a blog about (or maybe a blog featuring…) non-copyright audio (or maybe out-of-copyright audio). Not, hopefully, just old recordings that aren’t covered by copyright any more but also the whole wide world of sound that … Continue reading

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