Visiting Practitioners Series: Julian Henriques
Thursday 22 November | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre A)
2pm – 4pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email email@example.com to book a place]
Professor Julian Henriques is author of Sonic Bodies: Reggae sound systems, performance techniques and ways of knowing, a book which offers an analysis of how a sound system operates - at auditory, corporeal and sociocultural frequencies. His teaching of cultural studies and scriptwriting is influenced by his professional work as a film producer and writer-director as well as his practice as a sound artist. His research interests lie in the field of street technologies and cultures (particularly reggae dancehall sound systems). Julian’s concern with sonic ways-of-knowing and non-discursive non-representational types of meaning led to the establishment of TRU (Topology Research Unit) at Goldsmiths in 2011, with particular interests and activities in the areas of diagrammatics, rhythm and auditory topology. Sound System Outernational is an agency established in 2015 to organize events to develop the relationship between academic researchers, system culture practitioners and aficionados. He is a founding director of Sonic Womb Productions Ltd, which conducts biomedical research and develops immersive surround-media environments.
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.