Sonifying Global Deaths from Terror

As part of our ongoing data sonification project “Climate Symphony”, we decided to go freelance and see if we could find out what the global deaths from terrorism during the 14 years of the war on terror sounds like.

So you have here this chart as featured in The Economist [twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/667120864224235521]

You might notice a bass note that rises and falls at the beginning, then stays the same all the way through. That’s the West, that is. They had a ‘blip’ or terrorism in 2001 (World Trade Centre?) and then it’s never got above 1,000 since.

Then, there’s percussion all the way through, representing the years going by from 2000. When everything stops there’s a few more as it fades…because the rest of the story still needs writing.

[Climate Symphony is a data sonification project from Disobedient Films in collaboration with Jamie Perera. More info on that soon. Til then: www.scidev.net/global/data/multi…y-data-sound.html]

Stacey Dooley: Sex in Strange Places – Series

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Original music

Broadcaster: BBC3

Executive producers: George Carey and Brian Woods

Directors: Joyce Trozzo, David Fuller, Lottie Gammon

Stacey Dooley travels to Turkey, Russia and Brazil to uncover surprising and shocking stories about these countries’ attitudes towards sex and prostitution. Turkey is one of the only countries in the world that has legal brothels, but now conservativism is on the rise, sex workers fear for their lives. In Russia, prostitution is seen by some as a glamorous and lucrative profession, but Stacey uncovers a world of corruption and exploitation. Brazil has a reputation as a sexually liberal nation, but why are many transgender people discriminated against? Stacey puts tough questions to brothel owners and government officials, and talks to prostitutes and people affected by sex crimes to uncover a different and dark side of these three countries.

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Lubomyr Melnyk releases ‘Rivers & Streams’ on 27th November

I’m so happy with this music, and really proud to be working with Lubomyr Melnyk and Robert Raths from Erased Tapes.

I’ve co-produced and co-written some of the tracks on Lubomyr’s up and coming album, released on the 27th November, namely the tracks Sun Shimmers, Ripples in a Water Scene, and Amazon.

I can’t tell you enough how good I think this music is , I’ll be playing with Lubomyr on the 3rd November at St Johns in Hackney.

Do check out the website for pre ordering and a sneak preview at http://www.erasedtapes.com/

War Child – Duty of Care

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Video: Warning graphic content

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The scenarios in this innovative, gaming-style video are drawn from real-life testimonies of children in War Child’s projects across Africa and the Middle East, who have witnessed and experienced the most unacceptable violations to their rights.

The HELP campaign is urging reform in the humanitarian system which currently neglects the needs and rights of children in war.

You can sign the HELP campaign petition at http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

The hard-hitting ‘Duty of Care’ video is at the forefront of War Child UK’s HELP campaign. It subverts first person shooting games by showing the horror of war through the eyes of Nima, a nine-year-old girl.

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The creative team behind the video were Heydon Prowse from BBC3’s The Revolution Will Be Televised, Creative Directors Guy Davidson and Daniel Clarke from London-based agency TOAD, Director Daniel Luchessi and the post production team at H&O and OgilvyOne.

The purpose of the campaign video is to engage people to sign the petition which calls on the UK Government to become champions for children in war, such as those Nima represents in the video.

Providing protection can reduce and prevent atrocities against children. Yet a shocking new statistic released by War Child UK reveals that less than 3% of humanitarian funding is spent on protecting children in war zones, despite them making up more than 50% of the population.

The campaign is targeting the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit to ensure that this unjust disparity is addressed. The greater the level of support, the more difficult it becomes to ignore the protection of children in war when world leaders meet at the World Humanitarian Summit next May.

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Music and Sound for Amnesty #UnfollowMe Campaign

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Been wanting to get involved in a campaign for our privacy for some time now. Really loved working with Bob, Nathan and the Amnesty team for this film.

State intelligence and security agencies are using indiscriminate mass surveillance to hoover up our emails, calls, internet searches, contact lists, phone locations, webcam images and more.

When governments spy on us like this, they abandon long-standing legal principles. They treat us all like criminal suspects, and every detail of our personal lives as suspicious.

Our politicians tell us they need more spying powers so they can catch “terrorists”. But there’s no evidence that mass surveillance will help them. Governments already have vast powers to target those they suspect of doing something wrong. There’s no justification for them spying on all of us.

“Privacy is for the powerless, but transparency is for the powerful,” says former security analyst Edward Snowden, who revealed the shocking extent of secret electronic spy programs in June 2013. “When we live in periods of conflict, where we face serious foreign adversaries, it’s important to protect our values. It’s in times of panic that we lose rights.”

Watch the film here

Read all about it and sign the petition here