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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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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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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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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.

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The Business of Music

BBC Radio 4,

2016

In the first of a two-part series, journalist and broadcaster Matt Everitt talks to record executives, industry insiders, artists and fans about the decisions that have transformed the record industry.

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Something Old Something New

BBC Radio 4,

2015

From a Sheffield estate, to the shores of South Carolina, Johny Pitts heads off in search of the roots of his family´s musical migration and an alternative Black British identity

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The Business of Film with Mark Kermode

BBC Radio 4,

2015

Away from the art and artifice lie the financial barriers to getting a film made. For some, the movie industry in 2015 is little more than the 'branded carnival business'. The Hollywood studio system seeks success, replication, and reliability. Has an industry that was built by risk takers now become risk averse? Independent movie makers struggle to raise the finance for ...

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Three Generations of Incarceration

BBC Radio 4,

2012

Gary Younge travels to Los Angeles to hear the story of one family who has had three generations pass through America's criminal justice system.

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1968 Day by Day

BBC Radio 4,

2008

Every day for 6 months, Radio 4 recreated 1968 in sound, drawing on the archive and music of the time. The first week of April, 1968 saw the murder of Martin Luther King.