History of Sound: Exhibition and lectures at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision organised their (re)discovery event on the theme “History of Sound”. […]

January 19th, 2017|News, Organisation, Sound categories|0 Comments

Let’s travel through times with sounds

From an evocation of  the Battle of Clontarf which took place in a coastal village near Dublin on 23 April 1014 to an amateur chorus recorded in Greece 20 years ago, we offer you a unique travel through time. […]

“The sound you record today is tomorrow’s history” – Meet with Leon du Bois

With his father as tutor, sound hunter Leon du Bois (1941) worked as a radio play sound recorder from 1962 until 1986. From 1985 on Leon studied to become audio technician and for the next three years hunted for new sounds for the sound archive. Since 2002 Leon retired from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision after working 44 years for this institute. Here follows the enthusiastic words of the charismatic former sound hunter Leon du Bois interviewed by Marloes Kunst in 2013. […]

November 17th, 2014|Environment recordings, News|0 Comments

“We are living an age which is celebrating and exploring as never before the world of listening” – Meet with David Hendy

Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Sussex in Brighton (United Kingdom), David Hendy is a researcher in the fields of cultural History and Multimedia sound, author of four books, essays and a regular contributor to several academic journals. The British audience got to know him through the 30 episode series on BBC radio 4 that inspired his latest book: Noise: a Human History of sound and listening. […]

October 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

“Noise gives sensual depth to the great struggles of the past” – Meet with David Hendy

Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Sussex in Brighton (United Kingdom), David Hendy is a researcher in the fields of cultural History and Multimedia sound, author of four books, essays and a regular contributor to several academic journals. The British audience got to know him through the 30 episode series on BBC radio 4 that inspired his latest book: Noise: a Human History of sound and listening. Here is the first part of our interview with David Hendy. […]

October 10th, 2014|News|4 Comments

Sounds that can be storytellers

Audio contents are very useful historical sources. From oral testimonies to speeches, from traditional songs to the break out of revolutions, sounds are a part of our history, memory and culture. […]

October 8th, 2014|News, Spoken word recordings|0 Comments