Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Sound’

Visitor Centre opens on Friday 17th September, 6pm – 9pm, and is open daily, 11am to 4pm from Saturday 18th September to Sunday 3rd October. The show is the culmination of my 10 week residency at The Rea Garden, a former industrial site in Birmingham. It features a sound installation, excavations and found objects and an […]


At Eastside Projects this Thursday I’ll be giving a talk on my practice and my residency at the Rea Garden. The event starts at 6:30pm and is open to the public. I’ll be talking through some of my past projects, and discussing my research for the residency, some of the activities I’ve undertaken, and my […]


Info on the first day of the first Open Sound Group collaborative workshop can be found here. Seems silly to repost the same information, so below are a couple of photos of some of the recording experiments and techniques I used today.


Today I’ve been experimenting, trying out some ideas I’d already planned and playing with objects in the space. First I tested out an idea based on the technique used in Alvin Lucier’s I am Sitting in a Room, as also used by Jacob Kirkegaard in his recordings at Chernobyl. Basic idea was to record the […]


Got quite a lot done today, but mostly experimenting so not much tangible to show. Still, although it meant running for shelter I got a nice recording of the rain from within the shelter of the shed.


This Thursday at the site I was concentrating on recording rather than digging (although, incidentally, I found loads of shellac pieces on the surface close to a test hole I’d already dug). The two images above show contact mics on the metal plates used to board up the windows of the old building. I recorded the ambient sound of […]


In some recent recording and a recent live performance I’ve used a microphone hung out of the window to pick up environmental sound. This is partly as a nod to John Cage’s 4’33” – where the silence of the performers emphasises the sounds inside and outside the room – and partly as an attempt to […]


Over the weekend I visited the Baltic in Gateshead where there was an exhibition of work by artists influecned by John Cage, called Cage Mix. I was pleased to see a work by Berlin based artist Katja Strunz who makes, amongst other things, sculptures which often feature kinetic elements and sound.  “Katja Strunz has a constellation […]


During my first visit to the site I made several audio recordings. On the one below the rain, river Rea and local bird life are all audible, underpinned with the more urban sounds of the traffic.