100 Days of Something: 51

The BBC Newcastle has had the wonderful idea of documenting ‘a year in the life’ of the city’s town moor, with Chris Watson making sound-recordings and visual documentation by two local photographers. It’s all collected on a web-page on which one can click in on the individual clips. The kind of thing that’s close to my heart.

I do however find myself wishing for a little less voice-over, fascinating as some of the voices are, and a little more space to enjoy the beautiful field-recordings. Interesting as the information is, the speech very quickly transforms the field-recordings into a backdrop for what’s being told. That frustration is heightened on the more compact daily #MinuteOnTheMoor tweets that accompany the project. Those shorter recordings are presented via audioBoom 1 alongside unrelated Kevin Keegan “Top Post” distractions.

  1. What is audioBoom? It’s a platform that “allows for the monetisation of audio via the dynamic insertion of pre and post roll advertising into content as a user is listening, allowing contemporary advertising selection, depending on content genre and geographic location of the user.” Ugh

100 Days of Something: 51 “A Year in the Life” @bbcnewcastle #The100DayProject rdgr.me/u/1aydist

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.

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