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::: 2014.03.13 ::: oxford, uk :::

::: performance w/ felicity ford @ audiograft :::

w/ liminal, sybella perry & jd zazie

thursday, 13 march
19:00
holywell music room
holywell street
oxford
£5

audiograft is an annual festival of contemporary experimental music and sound art curated by the sonic art research unit (SARU) at oxford brookes university. the festival aims to engage the widest possible audience from oxford and beyond with the challenging contemporary practices that are the focus of the research unit.

in live performance patrick & felicity’s shared interest in field recording has developed into an attempt to integrate and resonate found sounds, found objects, specific spaces, and moments in time, in order to create a direct and visceral link with an audience and location. For this evening they will give a site-specific performance making use of the unique acoustic of the space.

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::: 2013.06.08-09 ::: jedburgh, scotland :::

::: weekend program @ soond gaitherin #1 :::

w/ felicity ford & james wyness

saturday & sunday, 8-9 june
oxnam village hall
oxnam, near jedburgh

A weekend of workshops, social listening and field trips investigating common ground between textiles and sound, with visiting artists Felicity Ford (Reading) and Patrick McGinley (Rapina, Estonia)

full schedule:

Saturday 8 June

10.30 – 13.00: mini knitted sonic pillow-making workshop with Felicity Ford

Materials Provided: one small pillow speaker, pure wool stuffing, pure wool yarn. Participants should bring: your own knitting needles, circulars or DPNs, sizes 3.5mm and 4mm. Maximum participants: 10. Booking essential, to make sure there are enough materials for all! This workshop is for people with some experience of knitting. Participants will know how to knit in the round, and how to cast stitches on and off. At the end of the workshop you will have a very wee 100% wool covered and stuffed pillow which you can bring with you anywhere or keep in your actual pillow at home, for listening to woolly sounds. You will need your own iPod, mp3 player or similar device to plug the woolly speaker into, and all workshop participants will be given a specially-created mix of wool-themed field recordings to play back through their speaker pillow!

10.30 – 13.00: ephemeral listening with Patrick McGinley

For this workshop, as a basis for the afternoon field recording session, we will begin from the beginning, avoiding technology and concentrating on our most important tools: our ears. We will explore listening as an active endeavour, examining our perception via both pre-recorded and natural soundscapes, through listening exercises, soundwalks, and discussion. We will actively examine our hearing and how it works, attempting to consciously experiment with the perception and filtering that our brain typically uses unconsciously. Most of all: we will listen.


13.00 – 14.00: lunchbreak – good cafes and restaurants in Jedburgh, or bring a packed lunch

14.00 – 16.30: natural dyeing workshop with Felicity Ford

Materials Provided: dyestuffs, yarn to dye, tags for labelling results of experiments. Participants should bring: an apron, notebook, and pen. Maximum participants: 10. Booking essential, to make sure there are enough materials for all! In this workshop we will experiment with dyeing a range of primary shades, using madder, indigo, and onion skins. At the end of the workshop you will have a small collection of mini skeins in different shades, plus notes on how to repeat those shades if you want to have a go at home. While we are dyeing wool, workshop participants working with Patrick McGinley will be recording and collecting some of the sounds produced by the dyeing process.

14:00 – 16.30: recording colour with Patrick McGinley

Following on from the morning ephemeral listening session, we will use both ears and microphones to explore the sounds and textures being produced in the course of Felicity Ford’s natural dyeing workshop. We will provide a variety of microphones to try out, including contact microphones and hydrophones, as we put our newly warmed-up ears to the test through the mechanical, chemical, textural, and human sounds of the wool dyeing process. Feel free to bring your own recorders, microphones, and headphones if you have them.

All workshops cost £10.00 which includes the cost of all materials. To book please contact .

19.00 – 21.30: soond gaitherin

A social listening event in a relaxed setting with curated sound works, performances and
contributions from guest artists. Cost: £10.00

Sunday 9 June

10.30: field trip – environmental interventions and field recording

A rare opportunity to work in the field with sound artists Patrick McGinley and Felicity Ford, supported by James Wyness. Meet at the Glebe Car Park, Jedburgh (just off the A68 overlooking the Abbey and the river, across from the swimming pool) at 1030am. Bring a packed lunch. Cost: £10.00

Map to Oxnam Village Hall

Further information:-
James Wyness
t: 01835 863061
m: 07896305368
e:

::: 2013.06.03-04 ::: oxford, uk :::

::: presentation @ sound diaries symposium 2013 :::

radio and social change, with colin black & patrick mcginley, june 4th @ 12:00

SARU presents The Sound Diaries Symposium 2013 which boldly asks “How are we using field recordings to change the world?”

3rd – 4th June 2013
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Hill Campus
Oxford

Over two days contributors from around the world will address how field recording practices have multiplied and diversified in response to increasingly affordable recording gear, developments in software, changes in how field recordings can be shared online, and evolving cultural theory. As field recording intersects with other disciplines – radio-making; composition; social sculpture; ethnography and the preservation of heritage, so do new frameworks for sharing sounds emerge. At the Sound Diaries 2013 symposium a diverse range of speakers including representatives from Sound & Music, The British Library, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Radio 4′s recently commissioned “Noise: A Human History” series will share different perspectives on contemporary field recording practices within these terms.

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Themed panels include: Social relations explored through sonic praxis; Field recordings and education; Listening to the past; Can we really change the world with field recording?; The global picture; Radio and social change; Composition and field recording; and Mapping the field.

Contributors

Colin Black, Efthymios Chatzigiannis, Peter Cusack, John Drever, José Luis Crespo Fajardo & Atilio Doreste, Patrick Farmer, Felicity Ford, Michael Gallagher & James Wyness, David Hendy, Ernst Karel, Christopher De Laurenti, Noel Lobley, Patrick McGinley, Udo Noll, Sybella Perry, Judith Robinson, Doug Rouxel, Cheryl Tipp, Claudia Wegener, Paul Whitty and Mark Peter Wright.

If you would like to attend either or both days of the symposium please email:

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Monday 3rd June 2013
  • 09:15 – 10:00 WELCOME, REGISTRATIONS, TEA & COFFEE
  • 10:00 – 11:30 PANEL ONE: SOCIAL RELATIONS EXPLORED THROUGH SONIC PRAXIS
    John Drever, Christopher De Laurenti, José Luis Crespo Fajardo & Atilio Doreste
  • 11:30 – 12:00 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PANEL TWO: SONIC PEDAGOGY, FIELD RECORDINGS AND EDUCATION
    Felicity Ford, Judith Robinson
  • 13:00 – 13:30 LUNCH
  • 13:30 – 15:00 PANEL THREE: LISTENING TO THE PAST
    Cheryl Tipp, David Hendy, Sybella Perry
  • 15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 15:30 – 17:00 PANEL FOUR: INTERROGATING FIELD RECORDING, “CAN WE REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD WITH FIELD RECORDING?”
  • Michael Gallagher & James Wyness, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer
Tuesday 4th June 2013
  • 09:15 – 10:00 WELCOME, REGISTRATIONS, TEA & COFFEE
  • 10:00 – 11:30 PANEL FIVE: THE GLOBAL PICTURE
    Claudia Wegener, Noel Lobley, Ernst Karel
  • 11:30 – 12:00 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 12:00 – 13:00 PANEL SIX: RADIO AND SOCIAL CHANGE
    Patrick McGinley, Colin Black
  • 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
  • 14:00 – 15:00 PANEL SEVEN: COMPOSITION AND FIELD RECORDING
    Paul Whitty and Efthymios Chatziggianis
  • 15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
  • 15:30 – 17:00 PANEL EIGHT: MAPPING THE SOUNDS
    Peter Cusack, Udo Noll and Doug Rouxel