Author Archives: Ellie Buchdahl

Theatre – more than just a feast for the eyes

Louis de Berni√®res’ Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World at the Southwark Playhouse Some of what I didn’t see… courtesy of Jane Hobson Some of what I didn’t see… “A play for voices” say the marketing leaflets for … Continue reading

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A great little app – iTalk and Karen Buck’s faux pas

No, I’m not being paid to advertise this. I genuinely, genuinely think I’ve stumbled upon a great free recording app that all journalists should know about. I found iTalk by literally searching for “free voice recording” on my iPhone, after … Continue reading

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Get Back – EMI cracks down on illegal Beatles songs

Here’s a lesson to be learned about the legal issues of using other people’s music online. I’ve just read in this somewhat cornily-worded article in The Inquirer (and the prize for the most Fab Four puns goes to…) that a … Continue reading

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Social networks and audio hosting – the official SLJ review

You’ve got a track and you want to share it online. So where do you go? Well, it turns out there are a lot of options – and many of them for free, which is always nice. Choosing my favourite … Continue reading

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The Solar System Music Box

On a rainy Wednesday in February, with a tower of deadlines shuddering over your head, this is just the thing you need to shift your brain out of stress gear and into zenny, harmony-of-the-universe thoughts. For a solar system music … Continue reading

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Experimenting with audio – Ellie Buchdahl records, cuts, tinkers with and uploads audio online

After months of blogging about online audio, I decided to actually have a go myself. And, as an impoverished student in (yes, we know) a struggling profession, have a go as cheaply as possible. I decided to start simple – … Continue reading

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I’ve got a luvvery bunch of coconuts

A pair of coconut shells makes a very convincing horse, as anyone who has gazed adoringly through their thick-lensed glasses at John Cleese debating the air speed velocity of swallows will testify. It goes further than coconut shells in the … Continue reading

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