This show was 53rd in the global experimental chart.
I've been fascinated by the gradual encroachment of field recordings into the palette of experimental musicking over the past few years.
So, I asked musician, artist and researcher Gabriele de Seta to give us his take on how field recordings have come to occupy such an integral position, and to put together a mix of pertinent examples from Europe, Asia and the USA.
Of particular interest is the move from a determinedly naturalistic, ethnographic approach to something more complex. Artists often deliberately undermine the supposed veracity and authority of the field recordings they use - a process often referred to as anti-naturalism - in pursuit of more nuanced and compelling work.
There are some great insights and astonishing sounds in here. I hope you enjoy listening to it. Tracklist is in the comments.