Exploring the unique sound world of the UK’s rarest species

Mark Ferguson, a wildlife sound recordist, composer and doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, recently recorded the great yellow bumblebee in its natural habitat, which was then aired on BBC Radio 4. Mark talks us through his work as a sound recordist and his ongoing search for the great yellow bumblebee. I record wildlife … Continue reading Exploring the unique sound world of the UK’s rarest species

A New Kind of Laboratory: Researching Song and Identity in the Judaica Project

It is not easy to explain the project “Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork.” Funded by a Leadership Fellow award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2016-2018), the core of this project was six months of full-time embodied practice research involving three skilled practitioners working closely together, first in a studio and later in a variety of other places.