Sound News: Lack of privacy in offices is at “crisis proportions”

October 9th, 2014

Lack of privacy in offices is at “crisis proportions”, with 85% of people being dissatisfied with their working environment and unable to concentrate, a new survey has revealed. Read the full article here.

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Sound News: MoMA: Share your silence

October 9th, 2014

Share your silence: To celebrate John Cage’s 4’33″, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art are asking fans to submit their own recordings of silence, which have been uploaded onto this interactive map.

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The Sound Agency News: O, The Oprah Winfrey magazine

October 9th, 2014

We’re big advocates of conscious listening at The Sound Agency! O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, recently featured this great snippet about listening from our chairman.

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Sound News: Arbetarskydd

September 16th, 2014

Thanks to Arbetarskydd for their piece about office sound and productivity. 

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Sound News: Can ambient noise make us work harder?

September 8th, 2014

Can ambient noise make us work harder? The Guardian asked for Julian’s opinion on the topic.  “Can sound really enhance office workers’ productivity? The Times thinks it can. The newspaper has installed the sound of old-fashioned typewriters in its newsroom, with the sound building to a crescendo at press deadline. Sound powerfully affects us in four ways, even though we’re generally not conscious of them. Physiologically, sound alters all our rhythms, including heart rate, breathing, hormone secretions and even brainwaves. Psychologically, sound changes our moods and emotions.

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Sound News: The Times’ newsroom trialling typewriter sounds

August 27th, 2014

Following the news that The Times is trialling the sound of typewriters through its newsroom in order to “increase energy levels and help reporters to hit deadlines”, Julian will be speaking to BBC World News at 16:30 BST today about sound and productivity in the workplace. You can find out more about the Times’ initiative here.

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The Sound Agency News: Audeze

August 20th, 2014

Julian spent a fantastic afternoon talking sound with Audeze CEO Alex Rosson at #metropolis. Kindred spirits!

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Sound News: #InterfaceAcoustics

August 5th, 2014

Did you know that an office can be too quiet, as well as too loud? We’ve been working with Interface to create this great set of videos about the importance of sound and acoustics in the workplace.  

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Sound News: Sound Business for Kindle

August 5th, 2014

Julian’s seminal book, Sound Business, is now available in eBook format for Kindle. Get your copy here.

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Sound News: KLM’s The Holland Herald

August 5th, 2014

Brilliant to have been featured in KLM’s The Holland Herald for their ‘sound’ issue. “When Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega composed Grans Vals in 1902, he surely had no idea that one day it would become the most-played tune in the world, heard (as of January 2010) an estimated 1.8 billion times a day, or about 20,000 times per second. But then, this was in a time before mobile phones [...]” Read full article (see page 46)

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