Soundtrack

Interview: John Foster

The designer and author of the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century discusses the role of artwork in the digital era...

Interview: Ruth Barrett

'If you haven't cracked the basic idea in 20 minutes, then you're going down the wrong path - The Durrells, Victoria and Collateral composer gives her advice for TV and film scoring...

Interview: Poppy Ackroyd

'I love beats, basslines and interesting new sound worlds': innovative composer and electronic manipulator Poppy Ackroyd on the inspiration behind her cracking new album...

Playlist: Rocheman

This week we've handed over the reins to sound designer Rocheman and there’s so much synthy, proggy, krautrocky goodness in here, we’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves…

Found sound: noise as art

More and more musicians are downing instruments in favour of capturing the natural noises outside their studio. We delve into their sonic world…

Interview: John Harle

Composer and saxophonist John Harle shares his insight from life at the forefront of British musical innovation...

Interview: David Toop

'Found sounds and field recordings help us cross that gap we feel divides us from other creatures:' sonic innovator and Bjork-influencer David Toop on the music outside music...