Kinokophonography at the British Library…

Kinokophone welcomes field recordists, phonographers and curious listeners to join us for Kinokophonography.

Next Event:  Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 6:00-7:30PM.  British Library, Foyle Suite, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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ShortDocs 2013 – deadline May 6th, running out of time…

I only discovered this wonderful festival and competition last week and have been rattling my brains for ideas ever since. This years theme is ‘Appetite’. For more info and to find out how to enter, check out their site:

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/competitions/shortdocs/2013

I generally have a huge appetite for most things; food, music, sound, adventure, wine, nature, cities, cycling, travelling and specifically, due my current proximity to the sea, FISH & CHIPS with MUSHY PEAS! Hmm, maybe there’s an idea in that…

Good Luck!

Please support: Kinokophone presents Kinokophonography…

An evening of sharing sound recordings from around the world!

Submitted by KinokoAmanda.

Kinokophone is a sound and storytelling collective, producing works for installations, ethnographic research, oral history projects, sound for documentary films and anything that we think is exciting and fun! We also organise Kinokophonography, an evening of listening and sharing field recordings from around the world.

We started Kinokophonography in order to help cultivate a forum through which recordists can share their work and to create a community space for listening. The event has drawn attention from far reaches of the mycelium and has incited the creation of further artistic and exploratory ethnographic works. The evenings bring together amateur and professional recordists from a variety of fields, researchers from a number disciplines, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and people just curious to have a listen. It provides a unique and supportive environment for recordists to share and respond to sound recordings and for listeners to explore places and cultures both near and far through sounds, highlighting the importance of the role sound in everyday life.

We are very pleased that so many people have shared their recordings and voiced their support for the event. We feel this funding opportunity would enable us to continue and further develop what has become an expanding network of people interested in taking time to listen to the world. We would like to use the funds in order to invest more time in organising, curating, and promoting the event, to purchase equipment that would support the infrastructure of the event, to enable contributing artists from other towns to attend, to develop a webspace dedicated to publishing and archiving the recordings shared on the evenings and to also allocate expenses for local organisations and artists who have supported the event thus far by providing their services for free. The funding would cover the costs of three events over three months, giving Kinokphone the ability to build upon the event’s potential and to keep the mycelium of sound spores healthy and growing.

Please help Manchester’s sound recordists by voting for Kinokophonography at Umbro Industries. With your help we stand a chance of gaining extra support to continue this exciting event and keep the mycelium growing across the globe.

Who could perform an exorcism on an empty stomach?

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In the final stages of packing for the move, I just stumbled across this, a note left by Rajive at the hotel reception in Tarapith, West Bengal during the filming of The Lover and The Beloved: A Journey into Tantra in 2009…it’s not an everyday thing to receive a note like this!

DER Documentary: Everyday Life of Roma Children from Block 71

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Check this film out from the DER by Ivana Todorovic.

A brilliant and insightful look at a subject not nearly documented enough in the West. Made by a very talented young filmaker with plenty more to her credit since.