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Ep 78: Sound Series 6 - Carl Shuker and Simon Sweetman

September 1st, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Carl Shuker and Simon Sweetman talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

Carl chose the live version of the song 'Work' by Lou Reed and John Cale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdl5fJ-c_lA

And Simon chose the Schnell Fenster song 'Whisper'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2LlG1aIKRA&list=OLAK5uy_nR1bdEDNSnWmCSUeBz5pI76ebWd1Inx_Y

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

Ep 77: Sound Series 5 - Brannavan Gnanalingam and Tokerau Wilson

August 25th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Brannavan Gnanalingam and Tokerau Wilson talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

Brannavan chose the sound of rain on a roof and Tokerau chose the sound of paper - with a twist.

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

Ep 76: Sound Series 4 - Sinead Overbye and Charlotte Forrester

August 18th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Sinead Overbye and Charlotte Forrester talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

 

Sinead chooses 'Give it To Me' by Motte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJc6FW0PXQM

Charlotte chooses 'Seekers Who Are Lovers' by the Cocteau Twins

https://open.spotify.com/track/6YEAWiv3msB1SozMFLNbYG?si=A7ZRg6YHTPS47-YPzHIRtg

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

Ep 75: Sounds Series 3 - Eamonn Marra and Cooki Aimee M

August 11th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Eamonn Marra and Cooki Aimee M talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

 

Eamonn choses a mystery song

Cooki Aimee M chooses a terrifying sound we hear often.

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

 

Ep 74: Sound Series 2 - Ruby Solly and Chris Tse

August 3rd, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Ruby Solly and Chris Tse talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

 

Ruby chose 'Koukou' off her amazing album Pōneke which you can listen to and buy on Bandcamp

 

Chris chose the sound of washing rice, which he recorded and you can listen to on our webpage - or on the podcast.

 

Information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

 

Ep 73 Sound Series 1 James Woods and Nick Ascroft

July 27th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today James Woods and Nick Ascroft talk to Pip Adam about two songs.

 

James chose Neon Cross by Drunk with Power, which he wrote and recorded. You can listen to here on Spotify

 

Nick chose Dunedin Spleen by The Verlaines and you can listen and buy this song on Bandcamp

COMING SOON Better off Read: Sound Series

July 20th, 2020

This season of ten podcasts exploring the relationships between sound and literature will be available an episode a week from 28 July.

 

https://better-read.com

Ep 71 Sinead Overbye talks to Pip Adam about Bernadine Evaristo’s novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

June 1st, 2020

Bernadine Evaristo's novel 'Girl, Woman, Other' is the topic of this episode with Pip Adam and Sinead Overbye.

Short Red: Exercise 26

May 7th, 2020

This exercise includes the poem 'The 1950s' by Bill Manhire which appears in his collection Victims of Lightning (VUP, 2010)

https://vup.victoria.ac.nz/the-victims-of-lightning/

Short Red: Exercises 25

May 6th, 2020

This exercise includes sounds from the Free Sounds Library licensed under Creative Commons

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