Posts Tagged: BJ Nilsen

BJ Nilsen ~ Irreal

It’s been a while since BJ Nilsen has released an album proper, although last year’s multi-month, hours-long pandemic project Pending / Auditory Scenes Amsterdam should be an album ~ it stands as one of the year’s most enduring sonic documents.  Now that Nilsen is

BJ Nilsen ~ Irreal

It’s been a while since BJ Nilsen has released an album proper, although last year’s multi-month, hours-long pandemic project Pending / Auditory Scenes Amsterdam should be an album ~ it stands as one of the year’s most enduring sonic documents.  Now that Nilsen is

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

In 2020, the global soundscape changed quicker and more significantly than it had at any point in history. The work of field recording artists was given added significance, as they documented sounds that had never been heard before, had not

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

In 2020, the global soundscape changed quicker and more significantly than it had at any point in history. The work of field recording artists was given added significance, as they documented sounds that had never been heard before, had not

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