London College of Communication’s Climate Action Group will be hosting ‘Into the Wild: Climate Action and the Curriculum’, a series of events centred around climate action and the curriculum, which will be open to all students and staff across UAL.
The series will run from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February, and will offer opportunities to share good practice and to discuss and debate different approaches to educating for social and environmental sustainability.
The programme will include keynote speakers, talks, workshops, performances, conversations and debate and the following session from CRiSAP researchers;
Sound and Environment
23 Feb 2021, 10:00 – 12:00
Sound and the Environment, Climate Health, Field recording, etc. are ongoing research foci of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice). A current framing of these concern are provided by the centre through Un-Earthed: A festival of listening and environment and its online participatory exhibition Acts of Air: Reshaping the urban sonic
On this background, this Sound and Environment session provides an insight to four different projects that engage the environment and climate change through sound, undertaken by members of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice research centre) at the London College of Communication. The four presentations will query the convention of the recordist as removed from the world, to “listen better” from a distance, and ponder the consequences of an embedded sound art; they will discuss how the sonic is constructed, performed and mediated through foley, the art of making post production sound effects, and through working at the intersections of the studio and field, natural and artificial, reel and the real; and present an auto-ethnographic journeying into the environment, being with and destroying nature with a microphone, headphones and a sense of responsibility.
By presenting, performing and narrating these four different projects we aim to give an overview and invitation for conversation on how we relate to and are with nature in sound.
Cathy Lane: Here We All Are (Lucier Mix)
Peter Cusack: Through my window at home
Read the full Into the Wild: Climate Action and the Curriculum schedule here.