Bureau of Lost Culture – Soundtrack for a City (30/01/2022)
In the twelve years before his early death in 2021, Ian Rawes engaged in a Quixotic endeavour to capture the sound of London.
With over 2000 field recordings, historical audio, sound maps, writings and images, The London Sound Survey archive he created is a personal but wonderfully accessible, evocative and occasionally arresting sonic snapshot of a changing city.
Tony Herrington of The Wire magazine comes to the Bureau to remember Ian and celebrate his work. We hear various selections from the sound survey and talk counterculture, field recording, bells, anarcho-punk activistism – and of course, independent publishing along the way.
The London Sound Survey
Tony’s obituary for Ian
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