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Sounds of the BCM 10th Anniversary

Sounds of the BCM 10th Anniversary

Playing tracks by

Bob Acri, British Library, Annea Lockwood, Gregorian chant, Nalle and more.

A selection of audio inspiration curated by alumni of the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Oxford University School for Geography and the Environment.


BCM 10th Anniversary Mix

Paul Jepson (course leader) selected:

Pink Floyd - Time - "the line "no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun" was real motivation for lads in my day."

Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film) - "this reminds me of when I was working on the Sumatran frontier and writing up my DPhil. The second part where the guitar has the buzz of a chainsaw and the anguish in the vocals captured my mood at the time."

BCM 10th Anniversary Mix

Rob St. John (09/10) selected Nalle 'Songthrush' and Richard Skelton 'Noon Hill Wood':

"Nalle is the project of Hanna Tuulikki, a Glasgow based artist who works with the overlaps between birdsong, language and traditional song, focusing at the moment on Canna in the Western Isles for Away With The Birds -

Richard Skelton is a Lancastrian musician who records outside in the landscape, evoking the Pennine moors and their variety of life through his rich, droning recordings.

I also included snippets of Annea Lockwood and Chris Watson in tying the mix together as they're two of my favourite sound recordists |"

BCM 10th Anniversary Mix

Jared Margulies (09/10) selected Cass McCombs - 'What Isn't Nature?' because 'you know, not to be too Latourian, but I think Cass is got it right when he asks the basic question, what isn't nature? '

BCM 10th Anniversary Mix

Julie-Beth McCarthy (09/10) selected:

1. Solveig's Laugh - This sound the one of the purest and most joyous I know. Nothing has ever inspired me more than the sound of my baby girl's happiness exploding out of her.

2. Saltwater Joys - This song is home to me, no matter where I am. It embodies all I love about the land where I was born and touches a number of my conservation inspirations - the sea, the quiet solitude of a rocky coastline, the urge to protect your home, the love of the people who live there.

3. Dies Irae - I love how big and grand religious music can be. Though I am not religious, I find it is often best able to express my awe for the natural world, which is great indeed.