Field study in Victoria Park, 8 May 2014

Tickertape edited and produced this event recording for ‘Stereochron Island’, an offsite research project by Cathy Haynes as Chisenhale Gallery’s artist in residence in Victoria Park in east London, 2013-14.

Cathy invited conservation ecologist Tony Wileman to lead this field study, exploring how we can tell time by natural processes rather than the mechanical clock. The recording begins with Cathy introducing the event before handing over to Tony.

For more information about this event and the wider project, see Cathy’s Stereochron Island blog: www.stereochron.org. For more about Chisenhale Gallery, see www.chisenhale.org. Tony Wileman is from the London Wildlife Trust. The event took place on Wednesday 8 May 2014.

Spoken portrait for an eightieth birthday

This 17 minute ‘spoken portrait’ of Margareta Holloway was commissioned by her children as an 80th birthday gift. It features nine of Margareta’s closest friends and family recalling different stages in her life, talking about their friendship and wishing her a happy birthday.

We worked closely with Margareta’s son Dan to map out key aspects of her life and identify suitable people to approach to speak. Dan chased down names and dates, gathered phone numbers and emails, and then contacted the interviewees to explain the project. We followed up with them directly to arrange a time to talk and give an idea of the kinds of things to be prepared to cover. We conducted all of the interviews by phone, including long-distance calls to Sweden and South Carolina, USA. The traditional folk songs are performed by one of the interviewees, Dave Houghton, and his group Flash Company.

Dawn walk in Victoria Park, 26 April 2014

Tickertape edited and produced this event recording for ‘Stereochron Island’, an offsite research project by Cathy Haynes as Chisenhale Gallery’s artist in residence in Victoria Park in east London, 2013-14.

Cathy invited ecologist Peter Beckenham to lead this dawn chorus walk and explain how birds tell time and how we can tell time by the birds. The recording begins with Cathy introducing the event, before handing over to Peter who leads us through the dawn chorus.

For more information about this event and the wide project, see Cathy’s Stereochron Island blog: www.stereochron.org. For more about Chisenhale Gallery, see www.chisenhale.org. Peter Beckenham is from the London Wildlife Trust.

Time and weather: local sayings

Tickertape recorded and edited this short feature for ‘Stereochron Island’, an offsite research project by Cathy Haynes as Chisenhale Gallery’s artist in residence in Victoria Park in east London, 2013-14.

The piece presents Cathy’s parents, who are farmers, explaining East Midlands sayings about the weather. It was recorded at their home.

For more information about this and the wider project, see Cathy’s Stereochron Island blog: www.stereochron.org. For more about Chisenhale Gallery, see www.chisenhale.org.

Produced, April 2014

Introducing Operation Deep Freeze: art, growing & ice-cream making


This is the first in a series of audio podcasts documenting Operation Deep Freeze (www.operationdeepfreeze.com), a Greenwich-based art and food growing project. It features artist Lisa Cheung (www.lisacheung.com) and Paul Green (www.avantgardening.org) introducing the project and describing the workshops that took place in February 2014.

Pickwell Barn: a renovation project

Pickwell Barn: a renovation project

This is one of two short audio podcast for Annabel Brown Architect (www.annabel-brown.co.uk) about award winning renovations. They each feature Annabel telling the story of the project and the client reflecting on what it was like to live there.

We wanted to complement the photographs on Annabel’s website with voices to bring the work to life. The accounts paint a picture for potential clients of the design and construction process and give an introduction to Annabel. They also serve as testimonials.

Produced November 2012. See also podcast about The Stable.

The Stable: a renovation project

This is one of two short audio podcast for Annabel Brown Architect (www.annabel-brown.co.uk) about award winning renovations. They each feature Annabel telling the story of the project and the client reflecting on what it was like to live there.

We wanted to complement the photographs on Annabel’s website with voices to bring the work to life. The accounts paint a picture for potential clients of the design and construction process and give an introduction to Annabel. They also serve as testimonials.

Produced November 2012. See also the podcast about Pickwell Barn.