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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 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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Waithood

BBC World Service,

2015

What does it mean to be a grown-up in the 21st Century? If the path to maturity is about stable work, marriage and a home for your family where does that leave those who haven't achieved these goals? A three part series for the BBC World Service.

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Rowing Across the Pacific

Avaunt Magazine,

2015

In an exclusive podcast for Avaunt Magazine, British adventurer Sylvia Cook recounts her record-breaking ocean voyage with legendary rower John Fairfax.

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And Europe Will Be Stunned

ArtAngel,

2013

An audio companion to Yael Bartana’s controversial and acclaimed trilogy of films And Europe Will Be Stunned which follow the evolution of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland, a not-quite-fictional organisation calling for the return of 3.3m Jews to the land of their forefathers.

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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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Drawing Room Confessions: The Madeleine

Drawing Room Confessions,

2014

An 8 channel installation produced for Drawing Room Confessions at South London Gallery, London, Saturday 15th March 2014.

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More than a Desert

BBC Radio 3,

2014

Twenty years after the death of the iconic filmmaker Derek Jarman, the poet Kate Tempest - only a child when Jarman died - creates a new radio poem on the Kent beach where he lived. Tempest has been shortlisted for this year's Mercury-prize and was named in September as one of the Next Generation poets. Listen Here

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Miracle Marathon

Serpentine Galleries,

2016

The Miracle Marathon ran during Frieze Art Fair in October, 2016. Reduced Listening worked with curators at The Serpentine Gallery to create a 12 hour broadcast on ritual, repetition and magical thinking.

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Mission Harpsichord

BBC Radio 3,

2015

From the "skeletons copulating on a tin roof" jibes of conductor Sir Thomas Beecham to its unfavourable characterisation as the ideal instrument of the Addams Family, the harpsichord is an often misunderstood instrument - sometimes dividing audiences. Harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani heads off on a personal journey to uncover the instrument's chequered history, why the people who play ...