latest project - new audio guides to wildlife 

Scripting and recording is to start soon on a project to record two new audio guides for the Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience. With funding from the AZ Game & Fish Dept's Heritage Fund, Rose Houk & I will be creating guides for the Raymond Wildlife Area and Mormon Lake, both located in northern Arizona, east and south of Flagstaff. Species to be featured will include: buffalo, burrowing owls, ospreys and much more. You can hear the existing guides at: 

https://www.azwatchwildlife.com/audio-guides/

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'Intimate Expanse' - voices for the colorado plateau opens 6th April at the Museum of northern arizona

In October of 2017, the Grand Canyon Trust took 12 Flagstaff artists to the far-reaching northern rim of the Grand Canyon, to a small ex-Mormon ranch. Quiet and isolated within House Rock Valley, Kane Ranch became a weekend home for the three-day Kane Ranch Artist Retreat. The artists discussed conservation issues surrounding Colorado Plateau - including uranium mining & social injustices on tribal lands, as well as the shrinkage of two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Now the art inspired by that weekend has been compiled into the Museum of Northern Arizona’s new, interactive exhibit, Voices for the Colorado Plateau: An Intimate Expanse. From 6th April you can see the paintings, lithographs, photography and ceramic art -- AND hear a sound montage and museum audio guide which I made as part of the exhibit at:

Hear the audio: http://www.dianehope.com/intimate-expanse/

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WOrking across Aesthetic boundaries - Recent article on soundfly.com

I recently found myself  stuck on Flypaper - the weekly newsletter of Soundfly - a company offfering all sorts of wonderful online courses in music mixing and audio engineering. You can read the article "10 of the Most Interesting Field Recordists Working Across Aesthetic Boundaries" here. I was extremely honoured to be included in this list of stellar folks:

https://flypaper.soundfly.com/discover/10-of-the-most-interesting-field-recordists-working-across-aesthetic-boundaries/

 

 Weariing hat-mounted binaural mics in an attempt to record while sailing across the South Atlantic .

Weariing hat-mounted binaural mics in an attempt to record while sailing across the South Atlantic .

Have You Had Your Mid Life Crisis Yet?

Just what are the common experiences of people going through this phenomenon common to all nationalities and cultures? On Barry Lam's new series of the philosophy podcast 'Hi Phi Nation' - hear Diane interviewed along with fellow mid-lifers Neil Hayward and Kieran Setiya in 'Bottom of the Curve' - out now:

https://soundcloud.com/hiphination/bottomofthecurve

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 Photo by @cocoanext

Photo by @cocoanext

Exploring holiday destinations with your ears ...

Read my 'True Stories' article about sonic tourism 'Forget Sightseeing - Let's Go Soundseeing' in the online OZY magazine 

 Crowds on The Bund view the Pudong skyline - there's a whole soundscape to experience here, day and especially at night, if you stop, relax and listen...

Crowds on The Bund view the Pudong skyline - there's a whole soundscape to experience here, day and especially at night, if you stop, relax and listen...

shanghai's daring roof top photographers

... are motivated by much more than thrill-seeking. Find out why in my article for Atlas Obscura

 

Spectacular, daring, vertigo-inducing.

Urban explorers like Instagram-ers @cocoanext, @roofercyril and @jenniferbin are taking the art of photographing this vertically mobile megacity to new heights...

 

 

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/shanghai-rooftop-highrise-photos

 

 

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