I was invited to take part in an Urban Sounds roundtable dicussion at the 'Work with Sounds' conference held in the LWL-Industriemuseum in Dortmund in August 2015.





Earlier this the year I was invited by Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Natural Sounds at the British Library, to contribute a piece to a special field recording edition of the Caught by the River fanzine, An Antidote to Indifference, which Cheryl had been invited to guest edit.  I was delighted to do so.




I'm pleased to report that the fanzine is now complete and on sale here.


As well as my contribution, Urban Soundscapes: A Parisian Perspective, there are pieces by:



Jez riley French - A Quiet Position | Polyphonies



Mark Peter Wright - Severing all Ties



Jonny Trunk - Basil Kirchin



La Coza Preziosa - Between Presence and Absence: capturing transitional states



Rick Blything - Field Recording in Northern India



JD Lopez - Listening to Art






On Saturday 23rd March I was in the Place Jean-Paul II to record the historic first ringing of the

new Bells of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris.   



You can share the sights and sounds of this occasion by clicking here.






New CD releases have been announced on the 3LEAVES label.  You can preview them here:



I was delighted to be invited to write an introduction to one of them, "The Great Silence" by Australian sound artist Jaydea López.







I will be speaking about my work recording and archiving the contemporary sounds of Paris at the ‘IN THE FIELD‘ is a two day international symposium exploring the art and craft of field recording which will be held at the British Library Conference Centre, London, on February 15th and 16th. It will open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listenings and screenings. Starting from the early days of field recording the symposium aims to relate the multitude of contemporary field recording practices to their historical precedents and investigate issues in contemporary practices. These include: How field recordings are distributed to and heard by an audience; Recording the unheard; Mapping the urban; and questioning the extended nature of the field in a digital networked landscape.


In The Field programme.pdf