a few episodes from the stopGOstop podcast.  vary from extended field recordings, sound collage, audio composition for headphones.  

Harmony of the Worlds – Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, the mysteries of time and space, game design, emotional development – listening to different ways of modeling the universe and Disco!

Episode 61 of the podcast, Cutting down two small apple trees. On October 26, 2016 I recorded cutting down two small apple trees in our backyard. I changed the mic set-up about half way through the recording.


Episode 54 of the podcast is a binaural recording of Amsterdam Central Station. I was sitting at the main train platforms until someone started to smoke near by, at that point I walked through the station to the busy street outside. I ended the recording walking to our hotel and going up the stairs to our room. The recording is about 20 minutes, no intro, but a short outro.

Episode 25, London Walk- A binaural field recording of walking around London, I start inside a starbucks in High Holborn. I had hopes of recording the entire journey to Greenwich, but the batteries ran out after about 19 minutes.

The Blind Spot radio program

On January 9, 2005, the blind spot radio program filled the on-air studio with as many balloons as Eric, Jake and I could blow up (which happened to be 1,190) and then entered the room and popped them one at a time with a needle taped to a stick.

Conceived by Eric Humphrey and John Wanzel. Performed by Jake Quickel and Eric Humphrey, engineered and produced by John Wanzel.

This is the first time the complete recording of the program is available. I had hoped to fill the studio with 3,000 balloons, but my budget and the 2 hours we had to blow them up were the limiting factors.

The beach, bombs, parachutes, gunfire and a song. The 24 hours of the D-Day invasion has been compressed into one.

DDAY60 first aired on The 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion (June 2004) as part of the Blind Spot radio program. Featuring the voices of John Wanzel and Brian Taylor with Peter Rosenbloom on cello and Jacob Christopher on computer, engineered by Philip von Zweck, written, composed and produced by John Wanzel.