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An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

Description:

An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sounds of the Earth

10/18/2018
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Escape from the frenzy of today's world with the dawn chorus from an orchard in the Cotswolds, warblers and skylarks in a Japanese paddy field, and the sounds that accompany the sunset over Florida's Everglades.

Duration:00:28:40

A moment of calm in Gwydyr Forest

10/11/2018
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Get surrounded by nature - birdsong, rustling leaves and the stillness of the forest.

Duration:00:15:56

Forgotten Sounds

10/4/2018
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The music of typewriters, steam engines, foundries and looms. These previously-familiar, now long-forgotten sounds transport us back in time, evoking memories, and creating a strangely meditative effect. Composer Iain Chambers creates a radiophonic sequence from the huge recording archive of the pan-EU Sounds of Changes project, a collaboration between 6 major European museums to document the huge change within our acoustic landscape.

Duration:00:30:57

Slow sheep in Southern Spain

7/1/2018
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Writer Chris Stewart takes us to meet some shepherds in the mountains of Alpujarras, plus introduces us to some of his own sheep. Featuring music from Nathaniel Mann.

Duration:00:20:27

Nightingales

5/27/2018
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The woods are the setting for a magical late night duet between a musician and a nightingale. Verity Sharp eavesdrops on shakuhachi player Clive Bell and an unseen yet vocal co-performer.

Duration:00:22:24

A late night trip across Kabukicho, Tokyo’s entertainment district

5/20/2018
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Nick Luscombe heads out for a late night trip across ‘sleepless town’, Tokyo’s ancient entertainment district, known for it’s bright lights, late night drinking dens and seedy back streets. Armed with his recorder and a local friend for guidance, Nick captures the sound of an all night batting range, late night video game parlours, robot restaurants and Tokyo’s underground as well as the odd character of the night. Excerpts of this recording were originally broadcast on Late Junction on the...

Duration:00:15:45

A visit to a snowy forest near Oslo

5/13/2018
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Renowned artist, field recordist and environmentalist Jana Winderen has returned to record natural sounds in this area for many years. In this recording you can hear her capture an icy, dripping brook and hibernating tadpoles beneath the snow. Originally broadcast on Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.

Duration:00:15:57

Nick Luscombe’s Japanese journey

5/6/2018
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A hyper-real sonic journey through Japan's multifaceted soundscapes. With recordings of the natural environment, human activity, domestic sounds and noisy video arcades plus many of the wonderful ceremonies that are intrinsic to modern Japan. All captured by Nick Luscombe over 20 years.

Duration:00:30:47

Bach Walks

12/24/2017
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In 1705, a young composer embarked on an epic journey to meet his musical hero. Johann Sebastian Bach was just 20 years old when he set out on foot to walk the 250 miles to Lübeck, home to the great composer and organist Dietrich Buxtehude. Horatio Clare retraces the young composer’s steps in an immersive episode of BBC Radio 3’s Slow Radio podcast. This episode of Slow Radio is adapted from Bach Walks, a five-part series on BBC Radio 3. For more information and to listen again, visit the...

Duration:00:24:47

Dementia voices

12/17/2017
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People with dementias and their carers talk movingly about their everyday lives. This edition of our podcast is a collaboration with Wellcome Trust’s Created out of Mind - an interdisciplinary team of scientists, artists, musicians, broadcasters and clinicians. The voices were originally recorded by Susanna Howard as part of a series of podcasts called Talking Life.

Duration:00:31:45

Sounds of a mountain climb in the Lake District

12/11/2017
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The poet Helen Mort and her friend Andrew walk from The Old Dungeon Ghyll - a famous hikers and climbers pub in Great Langdale - up to Raven Crag where they climb Middle Fell Buttress on a very wintery day at the end of July.

Duration:00:25:13

An immersive experience of the British countryside

12/3/2017
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The sounds of a walk along Offa's Dyke, with Horatio Clare.

Duration:00:14:22

A journey along the Sacred River

11/26/2017
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Sounds of the sacred from around the world, introduced by Neil MacGregor.

Duration:00:16:57

Life on a shanty boat

11/19/2017
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A 20-minute watery odyssey - idling down the Tennessee River with the best thunderstorm in a tin shack you are ever going to hear... and some frogs… In the company of Betty Goines, who grew up on a shanty boat during the depression, Wes Modes takes his recreated shanty out on to the river, to gather stories for his Secret History of American River People project, and to live a life under the cosy tin roof of his shanty - close to the water, and all the elements..

Duration:00:20:08