THERE NOT HERE (Sounds of Joy)
New shows broadcasting at 7pm on second Wednesday of each month.

There Not Here is a monthly broadcast of field recordings on AFM. Each edition is organised around a theme chosen by Tash van Schaardenburg, Jimmy Solórzano, Sam Longmore and Xin Cheng, artists working with and in relation to field recording in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. In response, each of these artists produces a selection of recordings over the course of a month. 

The fifth There Not Here broadcast was organised around the theme, ‘Sounds of Joy’, suggested by Xin Cheng, and was first broadcast on Wednesday 21 July.

Responding to this theme, Tash presented a series of sounds recalling the early morning processes of downtown Tāmaki Makaurau, Sam made two short recordings — the first of sparrows roosting in the metal facade of an Audi car yard along Great North Road; the second of contented feline rumblings — Jimmy shares recordings of hikes around Piopiotahi and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, and Xin shares recordings of the Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project in Island Bay, Wellington, from the spring of 2020.