Sonic Encounters is a podcast dedicated to synthesist Mark Mosher’s electro-acoustic soundscapes synthesized from sounds around us.

Each show has a companion post which contains artist notes and photos. The soundscapes are also available in Podcast in iTunes, as an RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher, or as a SoundCloud Playlist.

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Episode List

 

  • replicants-lament-cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 014 – Replicant’s Lament - Composed and performed in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud. You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher so you never miss an episode. If you enjoying the podcast, leave a comment. Checkout my releases here. You can also make a donation to support my…
  • 013 Tonalities from Orbit #2-cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 013 – Tonalities from Orbit #2 - This is the Krell again. We are beaming a 2nd tonality to your station. Are you receiving? Listen to this episode on Soundcloud. You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher so you never miss an episode. If you dig this piece, leave a comment. Checkout my releases here. You can also…
  • 012 Tonalities from Orbit #1-cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 012 – Tonalities from Orbit #1 - This is the Krell. We are beaming tonalities to your station. Are you receiving? Listen to this episode on Soundcloud. You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher so you never miss an episode. If you dig this piece, leave a comment. Checkout my releases here. You can also make…
  • 011 Swarm of the Nanobots cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 011 – Swarm of the Nanobots - The swarm of the Nanobots is approaching.  This micrtonal mahem is an exploration of swarming notes and joyous distortion that was inspired by the Dewanatron Swarmatron instrument. I performed and recorded this in one real-time pass with no edits on an Elektron Octatrack. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud. You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes,…
  • 010 I'm Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly-cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 010 – I’m Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly - Listen to this episode on Soundcloud. You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher so you never miss an episode. If you dig this piece, leave a comment. Checkout my releases here. Story The sound of what is going on inside the HAL 9000’s mind as he’s speaking “I’m Completely…
  • The engine and a passenger car Sonic Encounters Podcast 009 – Take a Trip on the Train from Devil’s Gate Depot - Listen to Podcast on Soundcloud Story Ready to take a “trip” on the The Georgetown Loop Railroad? Your journey starts at Devil’s Gate Depot as you stand between the cars and hear the sounds of this historic narrow gauge train as it rounds a tight bend. Things morph from there… enjoy the psychedelic ride. Production Notes Field Recording…
  • markmosher-live-radio-electro-music-halloween-2011-concert-sm Sonic Encounters Podcast 008 – Halloween Special – Rebroadcast of Live Halloween 2011 Radio.Electro-Music.com Concert - In celebration of Halloween – please enjoy this themed set I performed for a live streaming concert back in 2011. Get those headphones out – it’s time for some creepy original experimental music to celebrate Halloween! This is a live hi-def stereo recording from my set for the Halloween 2011 Online Streaming Concert for Radio.Electro-Music.com…
  • 007 Descent into Ancient Ice Cave Cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 007 – Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave - Listen to Podcast on Soundcloud |  You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher. Story This is the soundtrack of an expedition to an ancient ice cave. As you descend deep into the cavern hear surreal sound of the wind blended with your own scanning equipment reverberating through massive cave system.…
  • Cover photo for "When the Whales Take Back the Oceans". Cover was designed by Mark Mosher based on this image in the public domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Humpback_Whale_underwater_shot.jpg Sonic Encounters Podcast 006 – When the Whales Take Back the Ocean - Story As humans and their technology have evolved, they have encroached more and more on the domain of the whale and other sea life. Of course the whales have been evolving as well – and – unbeknownst to us, they have been patiently plotting and waiting for the right time put things back in balance.…
  • 005 Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer Sonic Encounters Podcast 005 – Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer - “Welcome to transfer station 11203. Your consciousness transfer is about to begin and soon you will enjoy immortality in your new custom body. The process is 100% foolproof thanks to your personal technician who will be actively monitoring the process for transcription errors. In the unlikely event of a transcription error, your technician will be…
  • The power of the Krell Sonic Encounters Podcast 004 – A Day in the Life of a Krell Technician - Over 2,000 centuries ago – the Krell technicians went about their day in the 8,000-cubic-miles of the fabric of the great machine on Altair IV. This is the day in the life of one technician. Subscribe now on iTunes so you never miss an episode. Please leave a rating or review if you are enjoying the podcast. If…
  • thunderstorm-louisville Sonic Encounters Podcast 003 – Children Of The Gods Find The Weather Machine - What happens when the children of the gods get a hold of the weather machine? Listen to find out. Production Notes I recorded the piece in one real-time pass with no edits to a Zoom H2 running on battery. The song is primarily  based on the field recording of a thunderstorm. Most of the low…
  • chatham-light-cover Sonic Encounters Podcast 002 – Metamorphosis Under the Chatham Light - This soundscape is the soundtrack to an imaginary experience where – using a special morphing environment suit – you can instantly transition from a land to sea simply by walking into the surf. Subscribe now on iTunes so you never miss an episode. If you use a different podcatcher, paste this RSS link. Story The piece…
  • Aspen Sonic Encounters Podcast 001 – And What Do The Trees Hear When the Wind Blows? - This song is an ambient sonic journey starting with natural sounds which morph into the hidden inner world of trees and back again. The piece starts off with a 120 degree stereo field recording of wind blowing through aspen trees and surrounding trees in Louisville, Colorado just outside of Boulder. Subscribe now on iTunes so you…