CRiSAP Member (2022 – present)
Ingrid Plum is an artist-researcher working with somatic sound practices that embrace vulnerability to activate an interior landscape of listening. Plum is a singer and sound artist who uses their voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings, percussion and electronics. Described by The Guardian as “gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics” they have performed and exhibited internationally since 2002, creating work that includes Film, Folk Music and Sound Art.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Plum is a student of Meredith Monk, combining their research in folk traditions, extended technique and field recording to create interdisciplinary work. They are currently Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, UoL working with the Lily Greenham Archive for their recent album of responsive works Corporeality. Their recent film works and workshops on pandemic listening practices have contributed to the Auraldiversities series at the Sound Practice Research Unit at Goldsmiths. Their publications, Taut and Unsounding The Voice, are taught as part of curriculum at Mills College and Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast, and are archived at The British Library, Meredith Monk’s House Archive, BBC Radio 2 Cecil Sharp Collection, And Ekho – Women In Sonic Art Archive. They have contributed a chapter to the upcoming publication Encounters: on Nonhuman Encounter, Ecology and the Sonic Imagination by Soundfjord.
Plum is the BA 2nd Year Tutor and Lecturer in Sound Arts, and their pedagogical approach centres on the practical application of research through practice with a focus on demystifying methodologies through discussion and experiential research. Their work in activism through founding Bechdel, a platform for female and non-binary identifying artists and students, informs their research to create an inclusive learning space where they support students to develop individual and informed perspectives. Public conference speaking experience includes presenting research papers at University of Copenhagen (DK), University of Huddersfield (UK), Goldsmiths University (UK), London College of Communication (UK) and Bath Spa University (UK) as well as speaking on panel discussions including Tusk festival (UK), Colour Out of Space festival (UK) and Women in Sound Women on Sound (UK).
As a practitioner they have exhibited and performed widely in solo and group exhibitions including Tate Britain, Café Oto, Royal festival hall, Queen Elizabeth hall, De La Warr Pavilion, Idio gallery (NYC), Whitstable Biennale, Brighton Festival, San Francisco Green Film Festival, Union Chapel London, Cobalt Studios, Iklectik, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, Phonofemme Festival (Vienna), Nordic House (Reykjavik), Dover Arts Development, V22, MultiMadeira, Full of Noises, EAVI, Soundfjord, Fort Process, The Verb BBC Radio 3, Bletchly Park, LV21 Lightship, Brighton festival, Shunt, Brick lane Gallery. Plum also collaborates extensively, including: with Joshua Legalliene they founded the improvisation group Susurations working with silence and sound, where Plum formed the improvisation methodology After Sound; with Anna & Elizabeth they performed folk based narrative performances based on weaving factories in London; Plum worked with John Harrison, Ian Stonehouse and Graham Dunning on Everything Is Becoming Science Fiction, a series of duos working with J G Ballard short stories as text scores; and with Merlin Nova and Jenny Moore for Late Junction at Maida Vale Studios on BBC Radio 3.
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