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Reduced Listening

Pierre Schaeffer described Reduced Listening as a mode of listening that focuses on the traits of the sound itself, independent of its cause and of its meaning.

Reduced Listening is an independent radio production company focusing on creative story telling, music and podcasts - for radio, online and installation.

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Breakfast with the Disruptors

BBC Radio 4,

2017

The balance has shifted from the incumbents to the challengers, from the old economy to the new. For some start-ups, the belief in disruption has taken on a near-religious edge. Forget rules, obligations and regulations - all that disrupts is good, all that stands in the way deserves to fail.

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Late Junction

BBC Radio 3,

2016

BBC Radio 3´s flagship programme for adventurous listeners will be produced by Reduced Listening from April 2016. Three nights a week, fifty two weeks a year, we´ll sharing records, old and new, from electronic music to field recordings, new composition to african jive.

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Guest Ghost Host Machine Marathon

Serpentine Galleries,

2017

The 2017 Serpentine Marathon brought together artists, scientists, activists, engineers, poets, sociologists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, anthropologists, theologians and musicians to consider the advent of ‘artificial intelligence’, consciousness, interspecies cooperation, machines, trans-humanism and non-linear time.

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The Honky Tonk Nun

BBC Radio 4,

2017

Kate Molleson travels to Jerusalem to meet a legend of Ethiopian music, the piano-playing nun, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou.

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Walks of Art

Tate,

2017

A new podcast series for Tate, exploring London, its artists and its streets.

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Tim Samuels' Sleepover: Inside the Israeli Hospital

BBC Radio 4,

2017

Tim Samuels spends twenty-four hours immersed in an extraordinary medical scene - Israeli doctors tending to Syrians who have been smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria is technically still at war with.

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Oscar Wilde's De Profundis

Artangel, BBC Radio 4,

2016

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897. His imprisonment led to one of his last great works: De Profundis. In association with Artangel and BBC Radio 4, Stephen Rea reads from Oscar Wilde's De Profundis in the prison cell where it was written.

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The Dvorak Statement

BBC Radio 3,

2017

Mahan Esfahani explores the history of African American Classical Music for BBC Radio 3.

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Bring Your Darlings Back To Life

BBC Radio 4,

2015

Hidden away, beneath old newspapers, books of stamps and expectant sellotape lie the best pieces of work. They are the Darlings. The stories, the ornaments, the gems we are told to cut. It's a rule of writing passed around like an illegal cigarette. You must murder your darlings. Producers, script writers, authors, editors have all had the rule thrown at ...

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16:5:66

BBC Radio 4,

2016

On Monday 16th of May, 1966 two of the greatest albums of all time were released. Through archive, interviews and music from The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, we tell the story of the music from that momentous day.