The Irv Teibel Archive


I’m happy to announce that after two-and-a-half years of work we’ve launched the website for the Irv Teibel Archive. While curating the material, I tried to present a snapshot of his varied work in photography, design, and writing. Audio samples will be available soon, but for now, check out the catalog page. My favorite part of the site may be¬†the colorful press the environments series received over the years. But the environmental sound recording timeline is also pretty neat.

This week Pitchfork published their extensive cover story on Irv’s work aptly titled “Natural Selection.” Mike Powell wonderfully illuminates the life of a complicated man and critiques his legacy in the new age and ambient genres. The designers also worked graphic miracles like hover sound and responsive gifs. A highly recommended read.


I also recently wrote a blog post for the British Library’s wildlife and environmental sound division acknowledging our donation of a full set of environments LPs. The sound and wildlife division was founded in 1969 and holds over 160,000 field recordings of more than 10,000 species! If you’re curious to learn more about their collection, follow head curator Cheryl Tipp on Twitter.

We’re working on some exciting projects I can’t announce¬†yet but stay tuned for more. Please let me know what you think of all of this. Irv always solicited his fans’ feedback so I want to continue the tradition. Thanks for caring.

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