Listening – Thinking – Walking

Happy New Year !!… I’m very excited about the fact that 2012 is Cage’s centenary year and so I expect there will be a lot of Cage related events… there is a website dedicated to Cage’s birthday here. I have just been reading about Cage and his inspiration for creating his famous ‘silent’ composition of […]

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Echo Location ‘Walkshop’, 12th November

The 4th walk in 4 days – out and about Bedford recording sounds… what fun. Today we had another enthusiastic group of people come together with a thirst for interesting sounds. We took ourselves down to the river where we noticed that the cygnets made ‘snorting’ sounds when you got up close to them… we […]

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Out recording with North Herts College

Today we went out to make some recordings with students from North Herts College – based in Hitchen… I was really pleased to see thm because they had the added inconvenience of their minibus breaking down, so they came on the bus!… we went for quite a long and fruitful sound exploring walk, however, due […]

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Out recording with Beds Garden Carers

A really enjoyable day out with Beds Garden Carers recording new sounds for the Echo Location Bedford soundmap. We decided to take a fairly short walk around – so we could spend time at various locations. Our first stop off point was a children’s playground, which provided a lot of interesting fodder for sound recordings […]

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Echo Location ‘Walkshop’, 9th November

Great day today with a really enthusiastic group of people who signed up for the Wednesday afternoon Echo Location ‘Walkshop’. Many more interesting and musical sounds uploaded to the map… it is expanding!… we went through town to start with and got all sorts of different sounds including the steam iron from the dry cleaners […]

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First Listening Walks

This weekend, we had our first Echo Location listening and sound recording walks to add to the ever growing and rich soundmap of Bedford. It was great fun, and I was impressed with how many interesting sounds were recorded. We did end up running out of time, so not all the sounds have been uploaded […]

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Echo Location Listening Walks

The first Echo Location listening walks take place this coming weekend – fully launching the quest to create a unique sound-map of Bedford. here are the details – TAKE PART…. book your place by calling Bedford Creative Arts on 01234 818670

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World Listening Day!

This is an ideal opportunity to draw your attention to WORLD LISTENING DAY – which is tomorrow – July 18th. The World Listening Project invites anyone to submit a LISTENING event for the week starting on July 18th 2011 …which amazingly coincides with the very first Echo Location listening walk in Bedford…. we have submitted […]

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John Cage Quote

“Wherever we are, what we hear mostly is noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at fifty miles an hour. Static between the stations. Rain. …. ¬†we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heartbeat and landslide.” […]

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Echo Location Sound Map Launches

Friday 10th June was the first test run of the Echo Location Sound Map. I was invited to the meeting of the board of directors of Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), to involve them in the process of how Echo location develops. (BCA commissioned Echo Location). I introduced the project by describing how the idea had […]

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