Society of Sound

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    WOMAD 2014

    Real World and Bowers & Wilkins present Society of Sound at WOMAD.
    This is not your usual festival event.

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    A meeting place

    The pursuit of true sound is a science, but it’s also about people and bringing us closer to the music we love. We have created a place where people can come to for ideas and inspiration. A society of sound.

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    Laura Mvula

    Commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Laura Mvula has re-imagined her hit debut album Sing To The Moon with the Metropole Orkest to stunning effect.

    Laura Mvula
  • Gilles Peterson

    Gilles Peterson’s top 10

    From Talkin’ Loud and Acid Jazz to his most recent Brownswood Recordings, Peterson has always had impeccable taste.

    Gilles Peterson
Rough trade

Rough Trade

Recommended releases from London's finest record store


Laura Mvula

Commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

negarin sos

Meet Negarin:

Iranian born, London-based fashion designer and face of our P3s


Te Deum

Sir Colin Davis and the LSO

on Kraftwerk

Composer and musician John Metcalfe chooses his favourite 'micro moments' in music that changed everything - starting with Kraftwerk's haunting It's more fun to compute.

John Metcalfe
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Sound art

Melanie Manchot on Janet Cardiff

How to record
an opera

Grammy award winning producer James Mallinson explains the intricacies of recording an opera live together with the LSO and the late, great Sir Colin Davis.

Recording an Opera
AM1 sos


Why our AM-1 all-weather speaker
sounds so good

Why rip your CDs

Ripping CDs

Why rip your CDs, and why rip them to lossless

Bernie Krause

Bernie Krause

Be transported by studio quality downloads
from the visionary musician and naturalist

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