Sounds of the Bog and the Apocalypse

A bog’s curious, ordinary, delicately explosive sounds belong in our narratives of climate crisis just as much as landscapes of epic disaster.

Tuesday 20th September 2022

A field guide to open secrets

Getting to know a place takes time, even with methods like a randomised sound survey. It also takes the courage to throw away your map.

Monday 13th June 2022

Traffic isn’t noise

The way we conceive of traffic sounds reveals what we think of as worth hearing.

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

The curious sound of the void

There’s a river here, but not the kind of watery soundscape you might have expected.

Wednesday 15th December 2021

Floodlines: Rain sounds recomposed

Collage of a window with the sea behind it

Rain makes some of the world’s best-loved sounds. They’re even better coming from a giant plywood recorder.

Thursday 21st July 2022

Rain turns the world into a drum

Rain falls on a bridge in the evening in London.

Not even laser imaging can tell you as much about your material surroundings as rain can.

Sunday 10th April 2022

London floods: On microphones and water

As rain spills into destruction during the summer 2021 London floods, the violence and disruption is getting louder.

Thursday 27th January 2022

Brittle and dry: London in the heat wave

At 37 degrees, the airy lawns of an East London park have dried into arid emptiness amidst a potentially lethal heat wave.

Monday 18th July 2022

Remembering a crisis in sound

Street recordings from the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown tell a tale of quietness, crisis, and the presence of absence.

Sunday 3rd April 2022

The unique and mysterious life of a London city park

It doesn’t look like a wild ecosystem, but point your ears at this London park and you might be surprised.

Thursday 30th December 2021