Author: Lisa Hall

Call for Contributions: In The Field 2

Abstract circular sketch with trees on the periphery. Lines leading towards a black centre resembling the middle of a vinyl record or speaker - drawn on old yellowed paper

Dates: 5 and 6 July 2024

Venue: In person at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB and online

Deadline for proposals:  6 February 2024

Notification of acceptance:  15 March 2024

In 2024 we will revisit In The Field, over a decade since the first significant gathering of artists and researchers in 2013, to ask how has and how might the practice of field recording responded in these times?

Kevin Logan presents at the AR@K23 symposium in Oslo.

Group of people sat at tables in IKLEKTIC with Salomé Voegelin introducing the event next to a projection screen

In March 2023, Dr Kevin Logan represented the Sounding Knowledge Network (SKN) at the AR@K23 symposium in Oslo.  Read about Kevin’s performance presentation (and the playful provocations it involved) here.  

Corporeality album by Ingrid Plum

album cover, blue ink on white paper with "Ingrid Plum Corporeality"

Ingrid Plum’s new album Corporeality demands that you listen louder. Corporeality draws on the archive of sound poet Lily Greenham, and utilises shimmering sine-tone structures, intensely-grounded field recordings, and the interior of a grand piano to explore spaces amongst the oscillating layers of sound. At the core of the album is Plum’s voice and the unique circuitry of the EMS VCS4 synthesiser. Plum weaves these elements together into embodied, intimate compositions that get under your skin and activate an interior landscape of listening.

Social Listening

Hannah and the group of Social Listening project students stood in a gallery space

This project led by Hannah Kemp-Welch borrows protocols for listening from sound art practice, for use as methodologies for socially-engaged arts. ‘Social listening’ is proposed as an essential starting point for work that seeks to initiate social dialogue. During this project, students listened together and separately, comparing experiences and examining their ‘listening positionalities’.

Making Do Vol. 1, new album by Kate Carr

album cover with the title 'Making Do' and artist name 'Kate Carr' in white text on blue shapes with a selection of objects, a leaf, a cog and a wire

“making do” is KATE CARR’s series of monthly experiments involving limited numbers of everyday objects. Vol. 1 collects the first and fourth installments (October 2021 and April 2022) onto a single cassette.

Interview with Salomé Voegelin

“I want to advocate for a sonic and thus a plural and embodied education at every level, but particularly in primary school”