Ears To The Ground - Adventures in Field Recording & Electronic Music

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How electronic music producers and sound artists use field recordings and samples to document their environments. 

By Ben Murphy

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For the biggest artists to the most underground, field recordings have become the vital spark of electronic music. Whether documenting nature, sampling the city or capturing the atmosphere of archaeological sites, musicians are using found sounds to make sense of our world. Ears To The Ground explores the relationship between electronics, landscape and field recordings in the UK, Ireland and around the globe, discovering how producers and artists evoke the natural world, history and folklore through sampled sounds.


From the cacophonous sounds of london to the sea stacks of Orkney, via the abandoned military facilities of the Suffolk coast and the watery expanses of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, from the quarries and neolithic sites of Snowdonia and the wide open skies of Norfolk tpo the hubbub of Nairobi and Berlin, the streets of Kiyiv andthe windblown wilds of Antartica- music is everywhe. You just need to know or learn how to listen.

For the biggest artists to the most undergound field recordings have become the vital spark of electronic music. Whether documenting nature, sampling the city of capturing the atmosphere or archaeological sites, musicians are using found sounds to make sense of our worlds.

Ears to the ground explores how electronic music prodeucers and sound artists use field recordings and samples to document thier environments.

Author Ben Murphy takes you on a journey to discover how field recordings can create context, emotion, atmosphere, humour and meaning - and examine the most pressing topics of our times. 

The book features interviews with Leafcutter John, KMRU, Ultramarine, Kate Carr, Erland Cooper, Proc Fiskal, Flora Yin-Wong, Langham Research Centre, Claire Guerin, Toshiya Tsunoda, Laurence English, Heinali, Oliver Ho, Matthew Hervert, Matmos, Scanner, Felicia Atkinson and may more. 


 
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Ears To The Ground - Adventures in Field Recording & Electronic Music

£14.99