Category Archives: Audio

Sound archives and exhibitions

South London Gallery: Her Noise Currently on display at the South London Gallery is a selection of items from the ‘Her Noise’ archive, which is held at London College of Communication as part of their Archives and Special Collections. Her … Continue reading

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Sound effects

Did you know Aldgate library has a selection of sound effects on CD/DVD? From crowd noises to animals and nature and ‘England’ there’s a whole host of noises to uncover for your film/music/art projects. These can all be found in … Continue reading

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The Architecture Programme at the RA

The Royal Academy hosts talks, performances, exhibitions and debates about architecture’s relationship with film, history, art , gender and more. See the new programme of events for February – April here, including talks on concrete fetishes and everyday modernism. If you … Continue reading

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Copyright Changes for Libraries June 2014

  New laws passed allow for new ‘format neutral’ copying in tune with the internet and digital age. What’s changing? The law is changing to make it easier and cheaper for cultural institutions like libraries, archives, and museums to use, … Continue reading

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Europeana for images

Europeana is an excellent resource for finding still images, video and sound with scholarly data attached.  Cross -search or browse across a wide range of European cultural collections. There is a personal storage space to save images or searches. One … Continue reading

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‘Reel to Real’ archival sound project

A new online ethnomusicology and sound archive from the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. The recordings range from the songs of Himalayan women to those of Gaelic children. The Real to Real website includes a wealth of background information, … Continue reading

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Copyright-free music

Commercial Road Library has a selection of copyright-free music in CD format. The  musical themes range from ‘Romantic’ to ‘Folksy’. I would imagine these would be useful to students as background music in  film, animation or fine art projects. The … Continue reading

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Audio Arts Archive: Tate Modern

Digitised versions of the audio cassette-magazine Audio Arts  are now available from the Tate website. The ground-breaking series was launched by Bill Furlong in 1973. The recordings of talks with artists,  writers and thinkers include Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, … Continue reading

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