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The 800 Series – A History of Innovation

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There’s something about the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series: the term ‘iconic’ is so over-used these days as to be almost meaningless, but for more than 35 years, the original…

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The Lake Poets studio tour

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The Lake Poets self-titled album is the August release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound and was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The studio was opened…

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Soundscapes curator Minna reflects on the exhibition

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So, the Soundscapes posters on the tube now read ‘final weeks’ as the exhibition heads into the last 3 weeks of its run….in spite of the rather grumpy arts press,…

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The Lake Poets – Marty playlist

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To accompany the release of The Lake Poets self-titled debut album via Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound, singer, guitarist and songwriter Marty Longstaff gives some insight into a few…

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Field Experiment No1: Bees

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“One idea that’s always intrigued me, can you record the sound of bees and play it back to them? Would they be attracted to it as if it were coming…

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School of Noise: 10 pieces of music you should listen to

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Run by a collective of musicians, sound artists and noise enthusiasts the SCHOOL of NOISE intends to help make experimental music increasingly accessible. Here, they choose 10 pieces of music…

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Bowers & Wilkins Sound System – WOMAD

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The tent was bigger. Better. Sexy, even, with its sleek lines and undulating silver curves. But it was the Sound System – four towering, strategically placed speakers, packing a combined…

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An Interview with Hannah Peel

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Can you give us a description of the studio in which you work? Modular wallpaper synths. I call it analogue synth heaven. It’s deep under the streets of East London…

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Moog Sound Lab sets up residency at the Ace Hotel

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In 1964, Dr. Robert Moog introduced the world to a completely new type of instrument that would go on to change the course of music history and instrument design. Moog…

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Bowers & Wilkins at Station to Station

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Bowers & Wilkins P7 and P3 headphones played a key part in the pop-up recording studio as part of the extraordinary Station to Station 30-day happening at the Barbican this…

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Hannah Peel’s Top 10

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From Rags to Riches by The Blue Nile from A Walk Across the Rooftops Even now 31 years later, The Blue Nile still don’t sound like anybody else. The romantic…

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Track by track – Hannah Peel

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Hannah Peel describes the tracks on the Society of Sound release: REBOX 2 Queen By using sparse percussion and echoing the psychedelic textures, I tried to magnify the lyrics that…

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Cara Dillon’s Top 10

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Award-winning Irish singer and owner of one of the most crystal-clear soprano’s we’ve ever heard, Cara Dillon picks 10 tracks that sound great on headphones to celebrate the launch of…

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Moog on Vinyl – Richard Norris Top 10

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To celebrate the launch of the P5 Wireless headphone we asked some of our favourite artists to give us 10 tracks they’d never interrupt while listening on headphones. Second up,…

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East India Youth Top 10

Music

To celebrate the launch of the P5 Wireless headphone we asked some of our favourite artists to give us 10 tracks they’d never interrupt while listening on headphones. First up,…

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Music Box

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Hannah Peel first came to recognition in 2010 with her mesmerizing, hand-punched, ‘music box’ EP Rebox (featuring covers of 80’s bands Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, New Order). Her solo career…

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Arne Domnérus & Friends – Jazz at the Pawnshop

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These are probably the most famous audiophile live jazz recordings every made. The music was recorded in a small jazz club in Gamla Stan in Stockholm named Jazzpuben Stampen, after…

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P5 Wireless – First impressions

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Bowers & Wilkins has launched its first wireless headphones with aptX Bluetooth technology. Offering all the power, precision and true Hi-Fi sound of the renowned P5 Series 2 headphones, but…

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Soundscapes – Behind the scenes with Minna Moore Ede

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The installation of the Soundscapes exhibition was the most complicated I have worked on during my 14 years at the National Gallery! Its hard to believe when there is only…

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Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite

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I guess Sarah is best known for being the singer in pop sophisticates Saint Etienne, but she has had a pretty active solo singing career too: one previous album, Lipslide…

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Take this party outside: Malarky

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Malarky is the third artist we asked to customise one of our AM-1 all-weather speakers in our collaboration, Take this party outside, with NY art specialists, KRINK South London based…

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