Presentation at PEEP (Pratiques de l'écoute, écoute des pratiques) (Listening Practices, Listening to Practices) Facebook Event
The theme of the seminar is, Composer avec le son a distance, Composing with remote sound
I will be presenting alongside my fellow resident at Locus Sonus, Ananda A.L. Costa who will discuss her research on cultural remoteness.
"In colonial times, opera productions perpetuated many cultural misunderstandings, with abysmal cases of misrepresentation of indigenous peoples. Beyond geographic remoteness, partly overcome by technology and tourism, cultural remoteness is still a topic of debate in art creation, where the perceptions of remoteness, marginality and inferiority are still dangerously connected. Assuming remoteness as a matter of hierarchy between the center – where Western culture is established – and margin – where for example Amerindian cultures have been historically kept – listening to the remote can be a powerful act of inverting poles and creating proximity, but can we really reach the margin by the center? Do we overcome or embrace our mutual incomprehensibility through listening? This lecture aims to address these questions, bringing examples from opera, Brazilian art movements and personal experience."
I will be discussing some recent community engagement projects:
The area of Soundscape Studies is an exciting inter-disciplinary research area which affords collaborations between artists, researchers, scientists and the community. Researchers within the field have successfully promoted this research area outside of academia getting communities involved in sound walking, field recording, sound mapping and sound heritage projects.
Soundwalking is a very useful first step for many who choose to embark on a journey within soundscape studies. It is also a way of opening this subject up to new audiences and it is a useful tool when working with members of the community who have never thought about sound within their own environment.
Community engagement projects are also an extremely useful research tool for composers and researchers. During these activities we can learn a lot about specific sonic environments and what they mean to the community. We can learn about how soundscapes have changed over time due to economic and social developments and also how people think about domestic soundscapes. We can also re-imagine past soundscapes through sound.
This presentation discusses two recent collaborative community engagement projects. I will discuss the various techniques and skills that participants learned and how they had the opportunity to improvise, create, perform and discuss their local and domestic soundscapes.
Article about the links of Hearing loss and Dementia in the New York Times. Protect your ears!!!!
ISSTA - Irish Sound, Science Technology Association Annual Conference and Festival
October 31st/November 1st 2019, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland. My recent work NightEscape will be performed.
More information can be found at issta.ie/ . Early Bird registration available now!
If any of my international colleagues fancy a trip to Ireland this is a fantastic opportunity for a work-holiday in one of Ireland's lovely cities and you will get to meet the wonderful Irish Music Technology community.
Keynote Lecture/Performance by Robert Henke
Keynote Workshop/Performance by Ellen King (Gash Collective)
Looking forward to returning to EMS, Stockholm to work in their wonderful studios. Projects for the week include spatialising my new piece Frogland in 8-channel (originally written for the Ocean 24 loudspeaker system at L-ISA Studios, Highgate, London), composing a new work and recording some sounds from the Buchla 200 Modular System for a new live work.
First time to spatialise using an object based panning system!
More about the project
Tickets and Concert info
Call for works ISSTA (Irish Sound Science and Technology Association) extended to the 16th June. Fancy performing/presenting your work in Cork at CIT Cork School of Music, October 31st/Nov 1st 2019????
Submit here http://issta.ie/
Keynote: Robert Henke (Ableton Live)
Great article that explains what immersive audio is and the different formats that are available.
Dolby Atmos, 3D, Binaural, Ambisonics, Object Based Audio, VR.....
Have a read here