Tullis is a sound artist and composer who uses field recordings as a way of understanding and connecting with a place. When working with field recordings, it is important for him to maintain the chronological sequence in the composed narrative. He is interested in documentary and ethnographic processes and how people inhabiting a space are affected by its recording; how to involve them in something that is a solitary practice. Based on this interest he has engaged in participative projects such as Som da Maré in Rio de Janeiro, with a group of artists and community from a cluster of favelas in Maré, to introduce field recording as a method of understanding daily life. The sound material was collected collaboratively, and shared. They used Audacity to edit and label the files, and decisions were made collectively for an exhibition in the Museu de Mare, located in the favela. Also they co-designed a sound walk that included both static positions and movement, which was led by actors from a local theatre group.
For more information on this event visit: Sound Matters Website
Sound Matters is a research project that brings together an interdisciplinary community working in the creative use and re-use of sound specifically field recordings and speech. We aim to create together a framework that facilitates the interrogation and relational playback of sound in its own terms.
Sound Matters is a Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) project, funded by JISC.
Sound Matters is led by:
Ximena Alarcón & Cathy Lane.