Noise: A Human History

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A richly textured exploration of the role of sound – and listening – in the past 100,000 years of human history for BBC Radio 4. This thirty-part series begins broadcast on Monday 18 March, 2013 and is written and presented by Professor David Hendy. Read about its making here…

6 thoughts on “Noise: A Human History

  1. Yes, sure. It wasn’t broadcast on Radio 4 because of a scheduling clash. But you can find it under the ‘clips’ section on the BBC site here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rglcy/clips
    It is one of my favourites! The Bermuda soundscape early on in the programme was very kindly given to us by a descendent of the ship’s captain – and the sounds of the ship itself (including the bell) were recorded at a full-size replica at the Jamestown Settlement Village in Virginia: http://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement.htm. They’re pretty special – thanks to Jimmy Smithson and his recording talents for that. Hope you enjoy it.

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