SOUNDS OF THE OUTDOORS
AiH Field Recordings
Here are a collection of sound recordings from the Art in Hospital artists that we hope you'll find uplifting and relaxing. Included are sounds of waves lapping on the shoreline, birdsong, cats purring and the humorous snuffling of pigs feeding.
Press play above to listen to some sounds recorded by Maria Doyle.
Press play above to listen to recordings of a snowy winter walk by Belinda Guidi.
Above audio and photograph, Rebecca Wilcox.
Above audio and photograph, Daisy Richardson
Above video and audio of baby blue tits and crows, Daisy Richardson.
BBC MUSIC MEMORIES
Browse sounds of the decades from the 1940s. "This website is designed to use music to help people reconnect with their most powerful memories. Evidence shows that music can help people - including those living with dementia - to feel and live better. Create a playlist and take part in our survey to help us discover the nation’s favourite music memories."
KONCH POETRY PODCAST
Sonnet, by Dante Alighieri, translated by Kenneth Koch, read by Carol Rhodes.
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HYMN TO FREEDOM
Hymn to Freedom
Live in Denmark, 1964. Oscar Peterson on Piano Ray Brown on Bass Ed Thigpen on Drums
Maurice Ravel 'Jeux d'eu' originally telecast July 31, 1977
Martha Argerich Ravel Gaspard de la nuit I. Ondine
and the meditative practice of
In these episodes from the 'Meditation Talk Show: Radiance', the musician, composer and educator Pauline Oliveros discusses her life and work and the meditative practice of Deep Listening that she developed in the 1970's.
There is the opportunity to practice one of Oliveros' Deep Listening meditations, guided by the artist herself in the first episode of Radiance above.
"Oliveros is a senior figure in contemporary American music. Her career spans fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In the '50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Recently given the 2012 John Cage award from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Oliveros is a Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College.
Pauline Oliveros is the founder of "Deep Listening," which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics.
Oliveros is also the founder of Deep Listening Institute, formerly Pauline Oliveros Foundation, now the Center For Deep Listening at Rensselaer."
Written and performed by Art in Hospital artist Daisy Richardson and Simon Shaw.
Image by Daisy Richardson
'IN THE OPEN'
Image designed by Maeve Redmond
This Common Guild (Glasgow) project comprises six new works by Glasgow-based artists Luke Fowler, Lauren Gault, Ashanti Harris, Sulaïman Majali, Duncan Marquiss, and Margaret Salmon, each working from different points of reference and experience to explore geographies, histories and globally linked emotions, with Glasgow’s parks, green spaces, and other walking routes of the city in mind.
CLICK HERE for the project website.
EMAHOY TSEGUÉ-MARYAM GUÈBROU
Born in 1923, in Ethiopia, Emahoy grew up in one of the country’s most privileged families. She and her sister were the first girls to be sent abroad for their education – she remembers travelling by train, aged six, from the highlands of Addis to the port of Djibouti then onwards by boat to Marseille, en route to a Swiss boarding school. That’s where she first encountered western classical music. She took piano and violin lessons and turned out to be a special talent.
Courtesy of Fikre Selam Entertainment
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
David Foster Wallace‘s 2005 commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College, is a timeless trove of wisdom. The speech was made into a thin book titled This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
Patricia Brennan - "Solar", a free improvisation on vibraphone (in studio) Jan 6 2021
Patricia Brennan in action recording "Solar" at Samurai Hotel recording studio in Queens, NY back in August 2018. During the second day of recording, Patricia recorded a series of free improvisations on marimba and vibraphone.
A slow look: Oriana Reinagle’s ‘Study of trees’
Enjoy five blissful minutes of mindfulness and art with this guided meditation.