I met Ian Rawes at Postman’s park in central London; a little oasis dedicated to people who died to save the lives of others. His work for the extensive online resource of The London Sound Survey runs in parallel and as a flip side to his daytime job at the British Library Sound Archive. During our chat for Sensing Cities, Ian talks about escaping ones comfort zone in order to discover and explore a city, the effort to reconcile with its many materialities and particularities as well as more individual points of reference. He also discusses about the different sounds one can discover on the website and early influences such as music, literature or his work experience in the print and book making industry.
The show will be broadcast on Tuesday 24th of September 2013 at 7:30pm to 8pm @ Resonance FM.
Ian has released a limited edition vinyl record featuring a selection of recordings from the London Sound Survey out on vitelli records. We did cover this a bit in our discussion. You can listen to samples off These are The Good Times here.
About Ian Rawes