Peter Gabriel live in Athens 1987

Peter Gabriel’s Live in Athens audio finally available

At the height of his fame, Gabriel toured his classic album, So, throughout the world ending in an open-air theatre overlooking Athens. Recorded and filmed over three nights and painstakingly… Read more

Spirit of Django. Prom 65 at The Royal Albert Hall

Spirit of Django: Recording a Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

Every summer the BBC Proms brings the world’s greatest musicians to London, this slideshow – produced exclusively for Bowers & Wilkins – looks at the audio skills at the heart… Read more

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Turn it up! Dynamic Range Day – March 16th

Dynamic Range Day is back on the 16th March. As well as various meet-ups and campaigns, they have some fascinatimg research on whether listeners really prefer loud music and are… Read more

Charlie Winston. Credit: Andrew Gura

Charlie Winston producer interviewed about new album

Society of Sound members will be able to download an exclusive version of Charlie Winston’s new album, Running Still, next week. In this short film, producer Tony Berg (Peter Gabriel,… Read more

Dickie Chappell, engineer. Photography: York Tillyer

New Blood interview with Peter Gabriel engineer, Dickie Chappell

To celebrate the launch of Peter Gabriel’s New Blood album, and its exclusive Society of Sound sibling, Half Blood, we have an interview with famed Peter Gabriel engineer, Dickie Chappell.… Read more

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Debate: Will cloud-based music ever replace physical formats?

Will music in the cloud ever replace physical discs? Can you imagine clearing your shelves of CDs and LPs, and instead just access your music via a computer or handheld… Read more

Mira Calix

Concert for 1 – 100,000. Mira Calix discusses working with sound

Sound artist and musician Mira Calix writes about the complexities of creating a sound to fill the California desert and how the systems she uses for installations, big or tiny,… Read more

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TED: David Byrne on architecture and music

From La Scala to CBGB’s, the ever brilliant David Byrne discusses the impact a room can have on the music made within it. Read more

Do people need to learn how to listen?

Debate: Do people need to learn how to listen?

Do we need to rediscover the art of listening? Does knowing what to listen for enhance your enjoyment of music or is it enough just to be carried away by… Read more