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Centuries Of Sound

By on Jan 27, 2019 in Missing Soundscapes | 0 comments

What Is Centuries Of Sound? Centuries of Sound is an attempt to produce an audio mix for every year of recorded sound. Starting with 1860, a mix is posted every month until we catch up with the present day. The scope is more or less everything, music of course, but also speech and other sounds, the only limit being that music and sounds used must be from that year....

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Numero Group Presents New App

By on Jun 9, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Numero Group are associated with the cutting edge of the reissue game. And, now they have helped with Field Recordings. The Numero Group have released an iOS app of long-form field recordings that were originally made by Irv Teibel for his Environments series. “Now Environments steps into the mobile age as an invaluable and unique sonic tool for the way...

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About This Project

By on Mar 30, 2018 in Blog, This Site | 0 comments

A Sound Map Of Harrogate is, so far, the work of one man – Andrew Backhouse. My work can be seen on www.baffledgeography.co.uk – where I try to find the genii locus of a place through the recording of sound. I have had some success in the international press with my┬ásound art. But, why create a Sound Map Of Harrogate? Well, although an in-comer to the...

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Start Of The Podcast

By on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog, This Site | 0 comments

It gives me no small pleasure – and a great sigh of relief – to tell you that A Sound Map Of Harrogate is now available on the iTunes Store. If you want to hear the fruits of this site in Podcast form be sure to click HERE. The media is all hosted on a top-secret server in Nottingham and I used Blubrry Podcasting App to facilitate the Post-Type Feed....

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Missing Soundscapes: The Post Horn

By on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog, Missing Soundscapes | 0 comments

Similar to the Hunting Horn was the European Post Horn. This is a sound that would have been frequent 200 years ago but is now missing. The Post Horn was persistent for centuries, for it began in the sixteenth century when the administration of the post was taken over by two families (Thurn & Taxis). As the postal routes stretched from Norway to Spain, so did...

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