Walking slowly while recording the unseen

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Start 2020-09-17 18:00 UTC
18:00 UTC

Get behind the microphone to discover how one makes compelling audio recordings that engage both armchair listeners and those of us out and about on foot. We are delighted to have brought together four creatives who have travelled to remote places, revealed hidden histories, and captured the soundscapes and voices of past and present, to enable us to sit back in comfort or stride forward to listen to what is unseen.

Jeremy Evans and Andy Fell have worked together to create “Slow Radio” – their Arctic Journey to Greenland, narrated by Horatio Clare was a hugely popular broadcast from last Christmas on the BBC’s Radio 3. Later this month the three of them will be travelling to the Faroe Islands to record for this year’s BBC Christmas “Slow Radio” adventure.

John Beauchamp seeks out the Unseen hidden histories of Warsaw, reimagining places which were wiped off the map when the city was under Soviet control, by using author narration, sound design (imagined soundscapes from the places which are mentioned), personal narratives, archival sounds, and experiencing all of the above thanks to geolocation, through Josh Kopeček‘s app Echoes.

Martin Eccles is a sound artist and poet who explores time and distance through solitary walking. In unusual locations he works with repetition and randomness (inspired by the works of John Cage), recreating sounds as imaginary places in multi-channel sound installations and poetry, and also presenting the material for a variety of radio shows. 

Horatio Clare in our guest for the Café on Tuesday 1 September.


Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

During his time at the BBC, Jeremy Evans has worked across national and local radio. Currently an editor at BBC Radio 3 he looks after several of the network’s main strands. He’s also spent time as Head of Presentation for Radios 3, 4 and 4 Extra leadi...

John Beauchamp

John Beauchamp

John is a Polish-British independent audio producer based in Warsaw. In another life he was the English Desk Editor at Polish Radio and has worked with radio stations in Poland as well as across Europe and beyond. John works with the Adam Mickiewicz Ins...

Martin P Eccles

Martin P Eccles

United Kingdom

I am a walking sound artist and poet who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England. My practice aims to reflect the experience of my presence in and walking through natural environments. I uses a range of methods (predominantly sound and t...


Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...

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ECHOES specialises in geolocative audio. Our free and open-access platform at https://echoes.xyz allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. We also design bespoke apps which focus on sound and location, including The Royal Parks and The Royal Academy’s collaborative ‘Music for Trees’ app.

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Date 17/09/2020
Time ICS/ICAL · gcal 18:00 UTC
18:00 UTC
Cost Tickets 5 - 8 euros
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