Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa ~ Captured Space

What is the role of wilderness in the imagination?  Is wilderness still wild if it is walled?  In a preserve, who are the captors, and who are the captives?  These are only a few of the questions asked by Philip Samartzis

Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa ~ Captured Space

What is the role of wilderness in the imagination?  Is wilderness still wild if it is walled?  In a preserve, who are the captors, and who are the captives?  These are only a few of the questions asked by Philip Samartzis

Francesco Ameglio & Studio 23.56 ~ Sinfonica Meccanica

Working at the SØVN label must be an awful lot of fun.  Over the past couple years they’ve hidden their music in foam sheets, cork, Legos, wood, concrete, wire mesh and a map.  Now they’ve teamed up with Studio 23.56

Francesco Ameglio & Studio 23.56 ~ Sinfonica Meccanica

Working at the SØVN label must be an awful lot of fun.  Over the past couple years they’ve hidden their music in foam sheets, cork, Legos, wood, concrete, wire mesh and a map.  Now they’ve teamed up with Studio 23.56

Tim Ingold & Carmen Pardo & Mikel R. Nieto ~ A soft hiss of this world

Four years ago, Mikel R. Nieto released Dark Sound, a black book with black type and a black CD that served as a meditation on noise.  A soft hiss of this world is the yin to its yang, a white book with white type

Tim Ingold & Carmen Pardo & Mikel R. Nieto ~ A soft hiss of this world

Four years ago, Mikel R. Nieto released Dark Sound, a black book with black type and a black CD that served as a meditation on noise.  A soft hiss of this world is the yin to its yang, a white book with white type

Rose Ferraby & Rob St. John ~ Soundmarks

Soundmarks is an immersive multi-media project that exemplifies the name and nature of our site: a closer listen.  The project includes a sound work in two forms, an art trail, a podcast, a book, a blog, a short film and an installation.

Rose Ferraby & Rob St. John ~ Soundmarks

Soundmarks is an immersive multi-media project that exemplifies the name and nature of our site: a closer listen.  The project includes a sound work in two forms, an art trail, a podcast, a book, a blog, a short film and an installation.

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental & Field Recording

What will experimental music sound like at the end of the next decade?  In 2030, we’ll look back and pretend that we always knew how influential the mavericks of 2020 would turn out to be.  What sounds unusual now may be considered

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental & Field Recording

What will experimental music sound like at the end of the next decade?  In 2030, we’ll look back and pretend that we always knew how influential the mavericks of 2020 would turn out to be.  What sounds unusual now may be considered

A Closer Listen’s Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade

If you’ve ever wanted to get into field recordings, this article is a perfect place to start.  Field recording and soundscape artists capture sounds before they vanish, preserving them for future generations.  Our best of the decade list includes the

A Closer Listen’s Best Field Recording & Soundscape Albums of the Decade

If you’ve ever wanted to get into field recordings, this article is a perfect place to start.  Field recording and soundscape artists capture sounds before they vanish, preserving them for future generations.  Our best of the decade list includes the

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The glaciers are melting, species are disappearing, natural wonders are being turned into tourist traps, and all the while we’re on our cellphones, texting towards Bethlehem.  The artists below are in love with sound, especially disappearing sound, although they hope it will

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The glaciers are melting, species are disappearing, natural wonders are being turned into tourist traps, and all the while we’re on our cellphones, texting towards Bethlehem.  The artists below are in love with sound, especially disappearing sound, although they hope it will

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.