Ed Harcourt, Into the Woods

How Ed Harcourt recorded his album in one night at Abbey Road

Ed Harcourt recorded his sixth album, Back into the Woods, at Abbey Road Studios. It was inspired by the studio itself and the desire to make a stripped-back honest album.… Read more

A minute of listening

A minute of listening

A wonderful initiative to introduce children to the concept of truly listening as well as the wonderfully diverse world of sound. A Minute of Listening was piloted in UK primary… Read more

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Listen and you’ll see: Geeta Dayal on Neu!

Neu! were one of the great bands of the 20th century, a sonic break with what came before. The German group was best known as a duo; drummer Klaus Dinger,… Read more

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet, LSO Live (LSO0682)

Watch the LSO recording Romeo & Juliet, live at the Barbican

Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet is availble to Society of Sound members this month. LSO Live Producer, James Mallinson, talks about the performance and explains why they no longer include applause… Read more

The Pilgrimage Project at Wiltons Music Hall, London

Bowers & Wilkins at Wilton’s Music Hall, London 2012

The Pilgrimage Project was a unique four-room performance installation at Wilton’s Music Hall, one of the London’s oldest music halls. The project utilised a series of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin… Read more

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Dame Evelyn Glennie joins Society of Sound

Dame Evelyn Glennie and guitarist / composer Jon Hemmersam have created and recorded an entirely improvised album, Sound Spirits, at Real World Studios for Society of Sound. Hemmersam describes first… Read more

Emma Warren on Arthur Russell

Listen and you’ll see: Emma Warren on Arthur Russell

Arthur Russell had a recording habit that drove his engineers mad. He liked to record over old tapes, allowing something of what had gone before to seep through into the… Read more

Listen and you'll see: Robin Turner on Underworld's Rez

Listen and you’ll see: Robin Turner on Underworld

On first listen, Rez sounds like it’s not going to work at all. A spiralling riff – chirruping like digital bird song, a synthetic dawn chorus – attempts to soar… Read more

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Twenty tracks that inspired Andy Partridge and Peter Blegvad’s Gonwards.

Andy Partridge and Peter Blegvad list the tracks that influenced the making of ‘Gonwards’ Andy’s tracks: 1  ‘American Haikus’  Jack Kerouac, from Blues and Haikus Stuart Rowe (project engineer and… Read more