A well-kempt forest begs Our Lady’s grace; Someone is not disgusted, or at least Is laying bets upon the human race Retaining enough decency to last; The trees encountered on a country stroll Reveal a lot about a country’s soul. A small grove massacred to the last ash, An oak with heart-rot, give away the […]

Recently I was in the highland again. This was the first time since my TreeCloud revelation. We packed our rucksacks with picnic foods, cameras, jumpers, water, sketchbooks, sound recording equipment and walked up to the Caledonian Forest up in the Rannoch Blackwood’s by Loch Rannoch. We thought that we would know when we got to […]


‘SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—Craving some silence? Head (quietly) toward the blue regions on the map above. Based on 1.5 million hours of acoustical monitoring from places as remote as Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and as urban as New York City, scientists have created a map of noise levels across the country on an average summer […]

130-in-1 (More Adventures with Electronic Circuits) (2012) 130-in-1 allows us to eavesdrop as a father and his 10-year-old son bond over a succession of increasingly fiddly electronic experiments &… Source: Mark Vernon https://lastdaysofanalogue.wordpress.com/contributors/musicians/mark-vernon/

‘The Veiling’. 1995 ‘Catherines Room’. 2001. video installation ‘Bodies of Light’

via Soundscapes review – feeble, wrong-headed, and unambitious | Art and design | The Guardian   Interesting article. Writing music for paintings. The ‘Soundscapes’ exhibition at the National Gallery seemed to have had so much potential. Although I did not get to see the exhibition myself, Laura Cummings does have some interesting points about music […]

MA and MFA students of Art, Space and Nature recently exhibited a selection of artist books at the Bookmarks Artist Book Fair on the 24 March, at Edinburgh College of Art’s sculpture court.  … Source: Bookmarks Book Fair : 24 March

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‘During the late spring of 1972 David Tremlett travelled through all 81 counties of England, Scotland and Wales. In each county he made a recording lasting approximately fifteen minutes. With the exception of Greater London, each recording was made in quiet rural locations and is of whatever could be heard at that time (principally wind […]