All Other Things Being Equal at The Manchester Museum

At last, All Other Things Being Equal is set to open on 1st December 2012 and will run until 2nd June 2013.

The exhibition is a based on the research and work of scientist and photographer Johan Oldekop, including sounds by me. For this exhibition I have attempted to create an immersive quad channel sound piece that aims to place the listener on the fragile line between two very different, yet very connected, sonic environments. To get an idea of the kinds of sounds that I recorded on location and that have made the final mix, check out my project page.

Visit The Manchester Museum to find out more information, opening times and directions.

Sensational Stridulation…

 

During a recent ‘attack them there brambles with this ‘ere machete’ session, this little fella piped up. I found his burrow and managed to place two small microphoes on either side of his stage. I had to wait a while for him to restart his performance but he eventually resurfaced to continue his wooing…

 

I’m no expert in Orthoptera, but from what I managed to see through the grass and using my google skills I’m pretty sure it’s a Field Cricket or Southern Field Cricket. Please feel free to correct if you know more…

 

Chirp!

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!