Sound art as an imposition? Thoughts from ‘Listening for the City’ at The LAB

‘Beyond Noise and Silence: Listening for the City’ just concluded in Dublin: a two-part event focused on ‘exploring how the city’s sound environment might be used by artists, architects, and urban designers to activate experimental architectures, urban experiences, and new forms of public space‘.  It was a commendable move from Dublin City Council Arts Office to…

ISSTC13: Transmission Drift highlights

Annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation (ISSTC), August 28-29, 2013 Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Ireland From the ISSTC 2013 open call:  ‘Transmissions enable us to experience ideas, energy, data, sounds, events and art from distant and long ago places. In negating temporal and physical boundaries, transmissions sustain traditions between generations and…

In the Field

In the Field Symposium: Report of Day 2

Archive | Report originally commissioned by the World Listening Project , published 16th February 2013 – The first session of Day II is centered around the definition and practices of ‘Recording the Urban Field’.  Peter Cusack is first to introduce a recent experience as artist-in-residence in Berlin, and to point out just how much inhabiting a city…

In the Field Symposium: Report of Day 1

Archive | Report originally commissioned by the World Listening Project , published 15th February 2013 — Day I at the In the Field symposium packed a lot into a tight schedule of presentations, listening sessions and walking tours.  The queue snaked out onto the piazza of the British Library, under a blue sky and the watchful eye…