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Reduced Listening

Pierre Schaeffer described Reduced Listening as a mode of listening that focuses on the traits of the sound itself, independent of its cause and of its meaning.

Reduced Listening is an independent radio production company focusing on creative story telling, music and podcasts - for radio, online and installation.

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Breakfast with the Disruptors

BBC Radio 4,

2017

The balance has shifted from the incumbents to the challengers, from the old economy to the new. For some start-ups, the belief in disruption has taken on a near-religious edge. Forget rules, obligations and regulations - all that disrupts is good, all that stands in the way deserves to fail.

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Tim Samuels' Sleepover: Inside the Israeli Hospital

BBC Radio 4,

2017

Tim Samuels spends twenty-four hours immersed in an extraordinary medical scene - Israeli doctors tending to Syrians who have been smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria is technically still at war with.

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Oscar Wilde's De Profundis

Artangel, BBC Radio 4,

2016

Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Prison between 1895 and 1897. His imprisonment led to one of his last great works: De Profundis. In association with Artangel and BBC Radio 4, Stephen Rea reads from Oscar Wilde's De Profundis in the prison cell where it was written.

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The Serpentine Miracle Marathon

The Serpentine,

2016

The Miracle Marathon ran during Frieze Art Fair in October, 2016. Reduced Listening worked with curators at The Serpentine Gallery to create a 12 hour broadcast on ritual, repetition and magical thinking.

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Late Junction

BBC Radio 3,

2016

BBC Radio 3´s flagship programme for adventurous listeners will be produced by Reduced Listening from April 2016. Three nights a week, fifty two weeks a year, we´ll sharing records, old and new, from electronic music to field recordings, new composition to african jive.

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16:5:66

BBC Radio 4,

2016

On Monday 16th of May, 1966 two of the greatest albums of all time were released. Through archive, interviews and music from The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, we tell the story of the music from that momentous day.

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The Business of Music

BBC Radio 4,

2016

In the first of a two-part series, journalist and broadcaster Matt Everitt talks to record executives, industry insiders, artists and fans about the decisions that have transformed the record industry.

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Something Old Something New

BBC Radio 4,

2015

From a Sheffield estate, to the shores of South Carolina, Johny Pitts heads off in search of the roots of his family´s musical migration and an alternative Black British identity

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Bring Your Darlings Back To Life

BBC Radio 4,

2015

Hidden away, beneath old newspapers, books of stamps and expectant sellotape lie the best pieces of work. They are the Darlings. The stories, the ornaments, the gems we are told to cut. It's a rule of writing passed around like an illegal cigarette. You must murder your darlings. Producers, script writers, authors, editors have all had the rule thrown at ...

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Waithood

BBC World Service,

2015

What does it mean to be a grown-up in the 21st Century? If the path to maturity is about stable work, marriage and a home for your family where does that leave those who haven't achieved these goals? A three part series for the BBC World Service.