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Hackney Hear nominated for the Prix Europa Awards

Prix Europa Awards logo

Hackney Hear has been nominated for the Prix Europa Radio Production of the Year Awards.   Marked out in the innovation category, Hackney Hear was selected from over 600 submissions from 38 countries, as being a first in audio and technology, triggering sounds via an individual’s GPS location.   We’re extremely excited to have been [...]

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Lovely messages from lovely people

Early mock-up of Hackney Hear app

We’ve had so many fantastic responses since we launched Hackney Hear in February, and I wanted to take a moment to share two of our favourites with you.   Just this week, the award-winning Canadian producer Chris Brookes sent us this:   When audio features began in the last century, listeners had to cluster around [...]

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Hackney Hear launches 8 March 2012

Hackney Hear launches March 8

This innovative app will be available for download for the iPhone. Triggering sound via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London’s east end by combining immersive sounds and storytelling.   Stories include: – Writer Iain Sinclair unravels the layers of history in his beloved local park – Performance poet Shane [...]

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Things we’ve learnt so far about making geo-tagged audio


1. It’s scary This is mostly because us audio producers are used to nice, linear feature-making; where the passage of time allows you to reveal information to a listener at a pace that we control. But now it’s the listener calling the shots – and every step is one we probably would rather they didn’t. [...]

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One Week Until the Sonys

We have our fingers crossed at Hackney Hear HQ that our sister programme, the Hackney Podcast, walks away with a Gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards next Monday… Francesca had quite a year in 2010, winning a Gold in London and at the New York Festival Awards, plus two individual awards for radio production. [...]

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