EPISODE 1: Landscapes are inhabited even when they’re empty

INSIGHT TREKS is on the march (actually, the first episode debuted in February on Cafe Acousmatic, my new programme of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D binaural sound).

There will be six episodes dropped in between now and the beginning of the summer (possibly more, if radio and podcast listeners support the making of more aural adventures; 3D ‘locative media’ audio of the sonic architecture of ‘special places’ on the land — more on that in future postings).

You — yes, you! — will always get the first listen to each new instalment. Let’s begin with episode one presented in 3D AUDIONEW splash_INSIGHT TREKS

Put on headphones or earbuds.

Let the opening sound sneak up on you, and adjust the volume until it feels comfortable to your ears.

This is memory.

Terrifying bolts of lightning on a mountaintop and the ringing of church bells. What do the two events have in common?

Why would bell ringers in 19th century France think a thunderstorm was something they could play with?

And why is persistent sound — the long drone after a bell has been struck — so literally appealing?

This episode of INSIGHT TREKS  is brought to you by:

Donald Campbell, Brian Woodward, Rod O’Connor, Don Pugh, Gordon Freeman, Barbara Hartmann, David Whitley, Sarah Crummy, Gillian Pearlstone, Phaedon Sinus, Candas Jane Dorsey.

Thank you!

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