Sound Experiments

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Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Demo

Establishing a groove on a song is usually the job of the rhythm section, but not always. Sometimes a rhythm guitar part or a percussion track makes the groove and everything is built around it. Quincy Jones once told me that ... More

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Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. To me this sounded like unsubstantiated rubbish, ... More

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F1 2013 vs 2014 Sound Comparison

A sound comparison between 2013 and 2014 F1 cars on the pit straight at Albert Park as they complete the first lap. Combustion engines: 2013 - 2.4L V8 2014 - 1.6L V6 Turbo

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The MUSIC of SOUND

Recordist Tim Prebble features excerpts from his Auckland Regional Parks Artists Residency based in Little Huia, New Zealand, November & December 2013.

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Documentary film about industrial music

Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay is a forthcoming documentary about industrial music featuring BB pals Throbbing Gristle and V Vale (RE/Search) along with Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Z'EV, Sordide Sentimental, SPK, ... More

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The Magnetist

THE MAGNETIST is a short documentary about Micke, also known as 'The Magnetist', whose life revolves around cassette tapes. Most of Micke's time is spent on varius tape-related projects; he blogs about them, he makes music with them and ... More

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Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Justin Boyd, Department Chair of Sculpture and Integrated Media at Southwest School of Art, shares his connection with sound and how he uses it to create original works of art. Inspired by his sensitivity to sound at a very young ... More