Visiting Practitioners Series: Victoria Karlsson & Artur Vidal
Thursday 25 April | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre B)
2.30pm – 4.30pm | open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place]
Victoria Karlsson is a sound artist interested in the emotional and subjective aspects of sound and art. Investigating sound as both an inner and outer experience, she explores how we think about, remember, and dream about sounds, and how this influences our every day experience of sounds. She is currently undertaking a PhD Research Degree in the CRiSAP research centre at LCC. Her research, with the working title "Mapping experiences of inner sounds", investigates sounds in our thoughts, sounds we ‘hear’ in our mind, and how they affect our experience of physical ‘real’ sounds. Through practice-based research, she aims to investigate strategies of articulating and making inner sounds audible, and to develop a language to externalise and map experiences of inner sounds.
Artur M Vidal is a Spanish-born saxophone player and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. He has performed and recorded extensively in the UK, France and Spain, as well as also being active in Turkey, Mexico and the Czech Republic. His research involves field recordings, sound walks, dance and improvisation. He is an active member of the improv music scene and, with Sébastien Branche, performs as the improvising saxophone duo ‘Relentless’. His research, entitled “The Notion of Silence in Improvised Music and Acoustic Ecology”, attempts to develop new knowledge in both disciplines through the study of their understanding of the notion of silence.
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.