From making experimental industrial music to recording sounds for David Attenborough's BBC wildlife television programmes, and World of Warcraft game, one thing unifies the career of influential British sound artist and field recordist Chris Watson: the power of sound.
Sit back, close your eyes and tune in your ears – join us on a journey to musical freedom via the new lands imagined up by jazz in the 1960s. Our guide: Derek Walmsley, Editor of The Wire music magazine.
So many people asked about the song we commissioned for our A1 portable Bluetooth speaker launch video that we had to hop on the next plane to Stockholm and chat with Plan8, the composers behind the track.
Putting music first in the the age of Insta-fame, the influence of J Dilla and early hip hop, and being thankful for hippie parents: we caught up with singer-songwriter Nico Yaryan as he hit the road on his way to a Noon Pacific recording session in Sonoma, California.
Listen to a mix by the UK based artist and musician Paul Purgas, looking at work that has made connections across different artistic disciplines and created a wider set of relationships between sound, performance, contemporary art and design and more.