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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Documentary: Sonic Magic (CBC)

The Nature Of Things Sonic Magic (CBC) 37:41  “Sound surrounds us. Whether it's sound we choose to hear, like the music we play in our headphones, or sound we'd rather do without, like the noise of the city, we live in a sonic world that we seldom think twice about.

But sound can cure the sick and make the blind see. It can even change the taste of food.” This documentary reveals the historic power, promise, and potential of sound - and a strange phenomenon called cymatics that has created a new scientific mystery."

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Documentary: Sounds of Aronofsky

Sounds of Aronofsky (1:00) Film maker Kogonada explores recurring filmmaking techniques in the works of famous directors. In Sounds of Aronofsky he, focuses on the sound work of American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. who frequently uses a technique known as the hip-hop montage or a sequence of images or actions shown in fast-motion with accompanying sounds.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Soundscape: Yorkshire

That Yorkshire Sound (2:31) A hand drawn animated documentary, following the rhythms of a day in Yorkshire. It captures the sound of Yorkshire, from its multicultural and bustling cities like Bradford and Sheffield, to the delicate sounds of birds in the country side and the hypnotic rhythm of the motorways and train tracks.

Made for BBC4's 'Listen to Britain', where 12 films were commissioned to show a modern version of Britain, based on the war time film by Humphrey Jennings.
Made in collaboration with BBC, BFI and Wingspan Productions. Source: Vimeo

Documentary: Lisboa Soa 2018

Lisbon Sounds 2018 (14:19) A short documentary that presents highlights from the 2018 event which was an itinerant and participative initiative that aimed to enhance artistic creativity by attributing it to a social and ecological context, as well as promoting a direct intervention in the public space. Lisboa Sounds 2018 drew an aural journey through unusual routes that are defined by sound and listening. (Source: YouTube)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Soundscape: Composition

Composing "Become Desert" (5 mins.)The work of American composer John Luther Adams has been greatly influenced by the natural soundscape in which he immerses himself. The Seattle symphony has released a video in which Adams discusses his “Become Desert” the much-anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer-winning "Become Ocean". This work was the result of a unique collaborative partnership between the composer and the Seattle Symphony.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Soundscape: Chernobyl Film soundtrack

Chernobyl Soundscape score (6:37). 'Chernobyl' composer Hildur Guðnadóttir explains her unique process of creating the HBO mini-series' entire score from sounds she and her team recorded in an actual power plant in Lithuania.

Soundscape: Explore Whale Song

Whale Song and AI (4:24)  Whale Songs is a website that lets anyone use AI to explore thousands of hours of NOAA’s underwater ocean recordings. It’s a new kind of tool that visualizes audio at a vast scale and uses AI to make it easy to explore and make discoveries.

- Start Exploring and see what you can find;

World Listening Day 2019

World Listening Day 2019 (1:00) Promotional video in which  Annea Lockwood describes how the idea came to her for this year’s theme, “Listening With”. More about WLD 2019 - July 18th.