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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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Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane

Port Magazine,


Homosexual, schizophrenic, depressed or misfit - for more than a century, Willard Asylum in New York was home to those discard by society. Port Magazine talks to photographer John Crispin about the suitcases the residents left behind.


Three Generations of Incarceration

BBC Radio 4,


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.


1968 Day by Day

BBC Radio 4,


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.


Our Obsession With Weather

BBC Radio 4,


The author Iain Sinclair presents a timely illustrated essay on that uniquely British obsession - the weather. Why has the seemingly-mundane weather forecast been an obsession for listeners and viewers since the early days of broadcasting? The first weather forecasts lasted five minutes and resembled a military briefing. Today they last a couple of minutes but viewers barely pay any ...