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Fertilizer festival highlights and future plans

We?re finally coming down from our Fertilizer festival buzz, but luckily we?ve had lots of love from audiences about this year?s good s**t from Poland to keep us pepped up: ?It was bloody brilliant!? ?Killer show!? ?I love Polish jazz?. Want to re-live the atmosphere? Check out our podcast with the touring trio of Sing […]Read More

Music Summit ? Radiowaves interviews online

Check out the news from the recent Music Education Summit which we produced for the Mayor of London?s office; check out this link to interviews carried out by Radiowaves? team of young reporters.Read More

Phrased & Confused video

We had a blast at the Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester this summer with our Phrased & Confused stage project 2008. We?re hugely excited that we can now share a short film with you that captures the experience. It contains everything from live music and spoken word performances to some back stage interviews and feedback […]Read More

SEAS Podcast #3 Romania

In the third podcast, Deirdre Melvin discovers the artists reactions to the local audiences they encountered in Mangalia in Romania, a sleepy seaside town in the grip of Euro 2008 Championships and Mayoral Election Campaign fever. Dogus Bitecik is amazed how the dance piece Monday in the Sun ?transformed? the young local football fans into […]Read More

SEAS Podcast #2 Bulgaria

For the second SEAS podcast Deirdre Melvin tells the story of the SEAS events in Bulgaria ? Varna and Balchik. Venelin Shurelov describes the inspiration behind the Fantomat installation. Dave Parkin and Tom Adams from Metro-Boulot-Dodo discuss the highs and lows of their tour diet (sizzling meat platters and buckwheat porridge). Hear about the amazing […]Read More

Odessa: the SEAS podcast

The first of three Black/North SEAS podcasts, produced by the hub, brings to life the tour?s opening week in Odessa. Wunderbaum?s Dutch take on Manchester United, the wonderful Fantomat installation which stopped the city in its tracks, altercations with the authorities. Listen here: (warning: contains strong language)Read More

Evaluation Podcast

Earlier this year the hub was commissioned by Sound Connections to deliver a podcast training project for young disabled musicians and producers. Over the course of five half day workshops we worked with the participants to develop their recording and production skills and to devise and record content for their own podcast. We also invited […]Read More

Last, But by no Means Least – Podcast Connections

Our Saturday morning podcast project at Stratford Media Circus finally came to an end this week. We were joined by two BBC radio producers who offered feedback to the participants and talked about how they could develop there skills.With bags of experience and enthusiasm, we all benefited from there received wisdom and we at times […]Read More

The Music Mashup Podcast Group

With one more session to go, we’ve been busy tying up any loose ends and making sure we have recorded all the material we need to assemble all our shorter audio pieces into one big one. One big Podcast that is – made up of interviews, the groups favourite tracks, stories, sound FX, narration and […]Read More

Podcast Connections Session Three

This Saturday saw the podcast group get to grips with creating an original story and learning how to jazz it up and flesh it out with sound effects sourced from the collective hard drives of Stuart and Tom. Hosting more participants than ever, we worked in separate groups to create two very different pieces of […]Read More