I'm really pleased to have been invited by CRiSAP to present at the Urban Sound Symposium in Barcelona this April and look forward to sharing my research into this area.
Artistic sonic knowledge of urban spaces
What insights do artistic and curatorial sonic practice share about the urban condition? In this presentation I will present my research exploring urban sound arts festivals / exhibitions as curatorial and artistic methods of urban enquiry and as unique archives of urban sonic knowledge.
I will give a curatorial tour of the online exhibition 'Acts of Air: reshaping the urban sonic', an exhibition that requires audience participation to realise the artworks in urban spaces around the world, as a means to explore and interrogate cities of sound. The project generated a large collection of performance 'traces' (videos, images and texts) and feedback from workshop participants that provide sonic perspectives about the urban experience. I will also present my research into urban sound arts festivals, exploring the curatorial shaping of these investigations and the topics of artistic enquiry addressed by these artists. Through this work I intend to highlight the insight into the urban experience that is identified by these creative sonic practices and the methods through which they are realised.
The three day symposium is centred around themes of urban sound planning and design, urban sound propagation and control, sound technologies, urban soundscape analysis and sound art. Details of the full progam and how to register can be found here:
Great to be apart of this LCC Spring Research Symposium this week sharing my work with the urban environment in Walking With Crickets and hearing more about the amazing A Downland Index publication by Angus Carlyle & Corinne Silva's Garden State in ref to the panel theme of Natural Environments & Atmospheres.
An excerpt of Walking with Crickets will feature on an upcoming radio show on the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series exploring the cultural interest in Crickets.
A cricket walk and interview were recorded on 8th August by Brett Westwood & Sarah Blunt with myself, Ximena Alarcon, Hannah Kemp-Welch & Francesca Oldfield in Elephant and Castle.
On air: November 2016 - Tuesday 1st @ 11am & Monday 7th @ 9pm.
Online in November listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05w99gb/episodes/player
Photo by Sarah Blunt
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