Posts Tagged: BJ Nilsen

ACL 2020 ~ Pandemic Playlist

Time is an unusual construct.  The pandemic made spring feel like an entire year.  Yet the year is only half over.  Or is it already half over?  It depends on where we live.  The pandemic has mostly passed in some places

ACL 2020 ~ Pandemic Playlist

Time is an unusual construct.  The pandemic made spring feel like an entire year.  Yet the year is only half over.  Or is it already half over?  It depends on where we live.  The pandemic has mostly passed in some places

BJ Nilsen ~ Auditory Scenes Amsterdam

During the April pandemic days, BJ Nilsen adopted a new routine.  Every day, he would visit the nooks and crannies of Amsterdam to record the sounds of lockdown, producing a real-time historic reflection.  But when April ended, the pandemic continued.  As Nilsen

BJ Nilsen ~ Auditory Scenes Amsterdam

During the April pandemic days, BJ Nilsen adopted a new routine.  Every day, he would visit the nooks and crannies of Amsterdam to record the sounds of lockdown, producing a real-time historic reflection.  But when April ended, the pandemic continued.  As Nilsen

BJ Nilsen ~ Pending

BJ Nilsen‘s Pending is not only one of the year’s best releases, but a document of historic import.  The current crisis has provided an unprecedented opportunity for field recording artists: to go out and capture the sound of a changed world.  Humans

BJ Nilsen ~ Pending

BJ Nilsen‘s Pending is not only one of the year’s best releases, but a document of historic import.  The current crisis has provided an unprecedented opportunity for field recording artists: to go out and capture the sound of a changed world.  Humans

BJNilsen ~ Massif Trophies

BJ Nilsen is in great shape.  How do we know?  Look at these mountains.  By the end of his month-long Alpine hike, the artist learned a few lessons about difficulty, determination and perseverance, which are translated to this recording.  We hear

BJNilsen ~ Massif Trophies

BJ Nilsen is in great shape.  How do we know?  Look at these mountains.  By the end of his month-long Alpine hike, the artist learned a few lessons about difficulty, determination and perseverance, which are translated to this recording.  We hear

Matthew Gandy & BJ Nilsen ~ The Acoustic City

The Acoustic City is a 224-page book that includes a 75-minute CD.  One can imagine it as required reading for sound studies students, but it possesses the same readability as Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane’s On Listening and In the Field: The Art of

Matthew Gandy & BJ Nilsen ~ The Acoustic City

The Acoustic City is a 224-page book that includes a 75-minute CD.  One can imagine it as required reading for sound studies students, but it possesses the same readability as Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane’s On Listening and In the Field: The Art of

BJ Nilsen ~ Eye of the Microphone

Does a field recording have to sound like its subject in order to be authentic?  BJ Nilsen ponders this question and concludes that “a pure field recording is not the most accurate representation of a place”.  As an artist-in-residency in London, he

BJ Nilsen ~ Eye of the Microphone

Does a field recording have to sound like its subject in order to be authentic?  BJ Nilsen ponders this question and concludes that “a pure field recording is not the most accurate representation of a place”.  As an artist-in-residency in London, he

Novi_sad ~ Neuroplanets

Neuroplanets is the latest entry in Sub Rosa’s New Framework Series, which is itself a subset of the label’s Concrete Electronics Noise.  These matryoshka-like layers serve as an apt parable of the music itself, based on source material donated to sound

Novi_sad ~ Neuroplanets

Neuroplanets is the latest entry in Sub Rosa’s New Framework Series, which is itself a subset of the label’s Concrete Electronics Noise.  These matryoshka-like layers serve as an apt parable of the music itself, based on source material donated to sound

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Winter Music

As the leaves land, as the frost forms, and as the first flakes begin to fall, we set our minds to winter.  Some will experience the stalwart winter of Wallace Stevens, and others the cold, claustrophobic winter of Sylvia Plath.

ACL 2012: The Year’s Best Winter Music

As the leaves land, as the frost forms, and as the first flakes begin to fall, we set our minds to winter.  Some will experience the stalwart winter of Wallace Stevens, and others the cold, claustrophobic winter of Sylvia Plath.