Reblog – Re-orienting Sound Studies’ Aural Fixation: Christine Sun Kim’s “Subjective Loudness”


Recommended reading and challenging the idea that listening is just with the ear, it does demand use of all senses.

Sounding Out!

Editors’ note: As an interdisciplinary field, sound studies is unique in its scope—under its purview we find the science of acoustics, cultural representation through the auditory, and, to perhaps mis-paraphrase Donna Haraway, emergent ontologies. Not only are we able to see how sound impacts the physical world, but how that impact plays out in bodies and cultural tropes. Most importantly, we are able to imagine new ways of describing, adapting, and revising the aural into aspirant, liberatory ontologies. The essays in this series all aim to push what we know a bit, to question our own knowledges and see where we might be headed. In this series, co-edited by Airek Beauchamp and Jennifer Stoever you will find new takes on sound and embodiment, cultural expression, and what it means to hear. –AB

A stage full of opera performers stands, silent, looking eager and exhilarated, matching their expressions to the…

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Review Reblog – Various Artists ~ The Exquisite Corpse

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a closer listen

Let’s start with Leah Kardos’ “Little Phase”, from Bigo & Twigetti’s Summer compilation of last year. Press play ~ and then we’ll play a game.

The game is called the exquisite corpse.  Most of us played it with paper in primary school, as seen to the right.  I remember playing it during recess and later in detention.  But there’s a twist to this version: it’s played with music.  Using “Little Phase” as a starting point, the music was passed artist to artist through the rosters of Bigo & Twigetti and Moderna Records until it became something entirely different.  The process began last October and concluded this April.  Because the original files were available, the game was also influenced by another ~ telephone.  The last piece, Tim Linghas’ “At the End All Is Black”, bears echoes of the original, yet demonstrates how far the game has progressed.

So what happens…

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Review Reblog – Jane Weaver, “Modern Kosmology”


I was lucky enough to see Jane Weaver when she toured her last release The Silver Globe and bathed in the sonic psychedelic synths, a sound that resonates with the past but is still of today and melodic too, which is an art in itself : )

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It’s taken the better part of two decades to bring U.K. songwriter Jane Weaver into the limelight. Though much of her work as a solo artist has been critically regarded, it wasn’t until 2014’s The Silver Globe that the public took broader notice. The Silver Globe and its followup—The Amber Light, a mini-album that arrived as a thematic companion just six months after—significantly altered the graph of Weaver’s career. Through these projects, Weaver delved deep into wildly adventurous and equally inviting prog-pop. The work represented a sensational creative breakthrough that continues to animate and propel Weaver’s activity.

Where she loped from star to star on The Silver Globe, the new song cycle on Modern Kosmology appears more rooted and determinate, like a report or interrogation to map the astral explorations of her two prior releases. While the motorik rhythms and multi-tracked vocals are sure to kick up cosmetic…

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Friday Focus – Women Produce Music


Changing the Narrative


music | production | tech talk | songs | electronic | analogue | digital | in & out the box | studio space | events | stats | research | biz | education

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Today’s Discovery – Paper Moon by Anda Volley


Released June 1, 2017

tags: alternative, dark ambient, dream pop,  electro gothic, indie rock, Boston.


Reblog – We Need No Swords podcast episode 24: Andie Brown

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We need no swords


Andie Brown is a sound artist and composer from London. She often performs as These Feathers Have Plumes, working primarily with glass and electronics.

I was honoured to hang out with Andie and talk to her about how she conjures up the rich sonic textures that characterise her amazing work. Andie also guided me through the set-up she uses for her live shows, and treated us to a wonderful improvisation to bring the episode to a close.

Cheers Andie!

Original Andie Brown photo by Dawid Laskowski.


Glass Heart, from Of Endings and Beginnings (Period Tapes, 2009)

Duet for Road Compactor, from These Feathers Have Plums/Isnaj Dui split (Was Ist Das? 2016)

All Cats Are Grey, from All Cats Are Grey By Night (Cae-Sur-A, 2011)

Vortex, from Corvidae (Tartaruga, 2010)

Don’t Wish Your Life Away, from Untitled (Sheepscar Light Industrial, 2013)

Soho Living Room (featuring Dale Cornish)…

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Today’s Discovery – Lego 10 Evas


A diverse and eclectic collection of 16 Latin American artists creating experimental electronic, voice and chiptune tracks. ‎