Over the last few weeks something very exciting has been taking shape in Argyle House, a giant former government building in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. In this unusual building, a group of independent producers, community radio makers, retired broadcasters, poets, sound artists, freelance journalists, writers and podcasters have come together to work on a […]
I recently began a new project to gather timelapse films of the city’s many off-road cycle routes for the Edinburgh Innertube Map project. So far I’ve mainly been shooting shots of rush-hour traffic at dusk on the Union Canal, which is close to where I live. I’m been making a lot of mistakes, but also […]
Stuart Murdoch is BEST known as the lead singer and songwriter of indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, whose wistful songs have earned them a cult following in the UK and abroad. If your a fan of Murdoch’s music, you’ll know that they’re full of often melancholic stories of young life and love, with well […]
Earlier this year I spent a month in the north of Spain visiting eco-villages in the mountains, and also making a radio piece about the world’s largest worker owned co-operative, the Mondragon Corporation, based in the Basque Country in Spain. And now you can hear it! The report was for an upbeat American radio program […]
Reblogged from The Radio Doc Blog: Last night I had my second encounter with The Lights Out Listening Group - an aural appreciation night where you sit in total darkness and listen to experimental, playful and interesting soundscapes and pieces. Last night's session had something of an aquatic theme, featuring a few submissions (or sub-missions?) from Nowhere […]
The moment when Michael Macloed and I completed the gruelling Everest-Tinto Challenge...
Reblogged from The Radio Doc Blog: This week I attended three radio training courses with Ian Peacock at the BBC Scotland HQ in Glasgow. Ian could not have a more appropriate surname – the kind of radio he makes is colourful, creative, and bursts out of nowhere, demanding your attention. The three sessions focused on […]
Reblogged from The Radio Doc Blog: I'm reading Sound Design by David Sonnenschein, a book which explores more creative, esoteric and philosophical approaches to gathering and manipulating sound. One of the many exercises in the book suggests that you gather five familiar, everyday sounds, each one with a different emotional significance or meaning, and then […]