Author: helena

Driving into thrift store bins, ignoring the moth balls, and coming up for air, we breath fresh air into the fascinating detris of Cassette Tape Ethnography:
Track List

That’s the Reason Why I Wear the Kilt  – A Night Out at the Pig and Whistle
This is the Army Mr. Jones – Vera Lynn / Hits from the Blitz
The 12 […]

In this special Valentine’s Day-proximate episode, hosts Helena Krobath and Brady Marks explored how sound intersects with pleasure-oriented media, such as pornography. We launched right in with a found-sound vignette by sex and digital culture researcher Margaret MacDonald, which really gets to the, erm, point of porn cliches.
Onions by Helena Krobath
Bracing ourselves, we explored the […]

The author stuck in a parkade in Mass Effect 2
This episode was a delight to research and put together. I discovered the ‘chill Mario study music’ trend and got to nerd out choosing epic themes and immersive soundscapes. Brady Marks shared some original vocal pitch analyses of video game characters, which we’ll follow up in […]

Vancouver Women’s Ambient Music collective joined hosts Brady Marks and Helena Krobath for a special Soundscape show, featuring live performance and discussion by VWAM members Alice Hamilton, Caroline S. Selkirk, Courtenay Webber, Cole Alexandra, and guest Vivienne Bessette. We talked to the women about their drone sessions and how they came to be making music […]

Image from Ocean Networks Canada website
As promised in the Mar 21 show, here are some links and resources about soundmapping. This list is just the tip of a taste — there’s an enormous range of projects out there for further exploration.
For a handy starter survey, take a look at Milena Droumeva’s (2017) article “Soundmapping as […]