THERE NOT HERE (Living Sounds)
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 fourth There Not Here broadcast was organised around the theme, ‘Living Sounds’, and was first broadcast on Wednesday 9 June.

Responding to this theme, Tash presented a piece created with assistance from photographer Becki Moss & her four chickens – Lady Grey, Kimchi, Lady Pat, and Butch – using chicken feed, scrap metal, a window frame and contact mics, Sam documented the parallel lives of avian and homonid residents of Tāmaki Makaurau at dusk, and Xin shared recordings of Urban Kai Farmers, Common Unity Project Aotearoa, produced in the spring of 2020 featuring the voices of Adam Ben-Dror, Roy Walker, Hannah Zwartz, Lani Rotzler Purewa, a group of volunteer farmers, and the tiger worms at Epuni School, Lower Hutt.