Lisa Hall will be presenting her research at the upcoming Urban Sound Symposium in Barcelona this April 19-21st 2023
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: