Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

Sergio Armaroli & Alessandro Camnasio ~ Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione

What did Gustav Mahler hear as he composed The Song of the Earth?  This inviting question is answered by Sergio Armaroli and Alessandro Camnasio on Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione, whose title refers not to putting the composer in a cage,

Sergio Armaroli & Alessandro Camnasio ~ Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione

What did Gustav Mahler hear as he composed The Song of the Earth?  This inviting question is answered by Sergio Armaroli and Alessandro Camnasio on Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione, whose title refers not to putting the composer in a cage,

Various Artists ~ Soundlapse

The “golden year” for soundscapers has drawn to a close, and the results continue to be published.  During lockdown, field recording artists were able to capture environments in an unprecedented, nearly pristine fashion, immune from the intrusions of humanity.  The

Various Artists ~ Soundlapse

The “golden year” for soundscapers has drawn to a close, and the results continue to be published.  During lockdown, field recording artists were able to capture environments in an unprecedented, nearly pristine fashion, immune from the intrusions of humanity.  The

Francisco López ~ Hidden Island Music (untitled #398)

When can one tell that a field recordist is really into their craft?  When the artist visits for a performance and while waiting, wanders off into the surrounding area to record sounds for a new composition.  The island of Tenerife provides  Francisco

Francisco López ~ Hidden Island Music (untitled #398)

When can one tell that a field recordist is really into their craft?  When the artist visits for a performance and while waiting, wanders off into the surrounding area to record sounds for a new composition.  The island of Tenerife provides  Francisco

Various Artists ~ Fieldwave Vol. 1 & 2

As series editor Nick Luscombe noted in January 2020, an increasing number of composers have been incorporating field recordings into their productions, partially due to the convenience of cellphones.  The first volume of Fieldwave was published as a way to highlight such artists.

Various Artists ~ Fieldwave Vol. 1 & 2

As series editor Nick Luscombe noted in January 2020, an increasing number of composers have been incorporating field recordings into their productions, partially due to the convenience of cellphones.  The first volume of Fieldwave was published as a way to highlight such artists.

Leo Okagawa ~ Zapping (Station to Station)

The pandemic presented many opportunities for recording pristine sound ~ deserted streets, fewer airplanes, less noise pollution overall.  But like David Byrne in “Nothing But Flowers,” Leo Okagawa yearns for commerce and technology.  During lockdown, the metro stations were nearly empty of

Leo Okagawa ~ Zapping (Station to Station)

The pandemic presented many opportunities for recording pristine sound ~ deserted streets, fewer airplanes, less noise pollution overall.  But like David Byrne in “Nothing But Flowers,” Leo Okagawa yearns for commerce and technology.  During lockdown, the metro stations were nearly empty of

Cities and Memory ~ The Chimes

Send not to know for whom the bell tolls / It tolls for thee.  John Donne’s words echo through the years, bearing new associations for each generation.  The bells toll to tell the hour; they toll to gather people in;

Cities and Memory ~ The Chimes

Send not to know for whom the bell tolls / It tolls for thee.  John Donne’s words echo through the years, bearing new associations for each generation.  The bells toll to tell the hour; they toll to gather people in;