BBC gives away 16k WAV sound effects, but disallows some uses

Maybe it’s time for the idea of a “commons” to get a new boost. Whatever the reason, BBC’s 16,000 sound effects are available to download – but with strings attached.

How magnetic oscillations of a comet became a new album of music

In Francesco Novara’s new EP Astron, space exploration is both inspiration and the literal source of all the sounds you hear.

Peter Kirn - September 15, 2017

Set today’s solar eclipse to sound, with music picks, data, and NASA

Musical ritual has long been tied to the magic of the skies. So it’s fitting today’s total solar eclipse will be set to sound.

Peter Kirn - August 21, 2017

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