In the Field, a two day symposium exploring the art and craft of field recording at the British Library, 15-16 February 2013
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A two day symposium to open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listenings and screenings. Starting from the early days of field recording the symposium aims to relate the multitude of contemporary field recording practices to their historical precedents and investigate issues in contemporary practices. These include: How field recordings are distributed to and heard by an audience; Recording the unheard; Mapping the urban; and questioning the extended nature of the field in a digital networked landscape.
Chris Watson, Christina Kubisch, Jana Winderen, Peter Cusack, Ximena Alarcón, Joeri Bruyninckx, Angus Carlyle, Des Coulam, Simon Elliott, Felicity Ford, Helen Frosi (Soundfjord), Cathy Lane, Ici-Même, Zoe Irvine, Udo Noll – Radio Aporee, Francesca Panetta, Nye Parry, Cheryl Tipp, Davide Tidoni, David Vélez, Salome Voegelin, Claudia Wegener and Mark Peter Wright.
The symposium is a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) and the British Library and part of the Sounds of Europe Project.
The symposium will also celebrate the publication of two new books On Listening and In the Field.