Composers and sound artists reveal the sounds that have captured their imaginations and inspired new music.
What sound inspires Thomas Larcher? That of rocks falling in the Tyrol.
The instrument inspired the composer and National guitarist's recent Piano Concerto
His piece 'Death of the Noise Artist' was premiered at Tectonics Festival in Glasgow
The sound recordist and composer talks about the gorgeous acoustics in Northumberland
The Turkish artist talks about seeking inspiration from two contrasting neighborhoods
The British composer talks about how the sounds of his local woodland inspire his music
The American composer uses strings, clarinets and deer antlers to recreate the sound
The German sound artist on how shortwave radio noise in East Germany informed his work
The composer discusses the phenomenon of ASMR for Hear & Now's Sound of the Week
The violinist and recorder player on how her local wildlife inspired a composition
Composer Laurence Crane talks about how the sound of E-bows influenced his work
The electronic artist on how sounds and memories of techno and jungle inspired his work
The composer was a student when her mum sent a package: "Tape of family sounds, no value"