The practice of phonography and the politics of sounds. A theoretical and practical introduction to working with field recordings.
- led by Gilles Aubry
During this seminar, we will study the social dimension of sound
production and reception, an area that could be described as the
politics of sound. From this perspective, the process of selection of
both the situation and object of recording is understood as significant
and raises questions like what is being recorded, who is documenting
it, when is it happening, what is being listened to and what is not.
The seminar will provide a basic introduction to field recording
practices and techniques, from a perspective that understands this
practice in a context between ethnographic research, musical
composition and sound art. The practical part, will include recording
sessions on locations chosen by the participants. The collected audio
material will then be evaluated in group listening and discussion
sessions and edited into short compositions, audio essays or
Participants need to bring a laptop, their editing software of
preference and headphones. Recording devices and microphones will be
available, though participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Full info and structure: [ lullcec.org/?p=1600&lang=en ]
Gilles Aubry is a musician and sound artist born in Switzerland in
1973. Resident in Berlin since 2002, he uses field recordings,
improvisation, computer programming, sound spatialization technology to
create sound installations, CDs and radio pieces, as well as live
performances. Aubrys work is the result of personal research on the
formal, perceptual and anthropological production and reception of
sound and deals with aspects such as auditory perception, cultural
acoustics, space representation and the history of sound technologies.
His works have been published by Winds Measure, Absinthe Records,
Creative Sources, Cronica Electronica, Schraum, Conspiracy and Sound
Implant. Additionally, they have been broadcasted by Resonance.fm,
Radio Zero, ABC, Giant Ear and Deutschland Radio.
[ soundimplant.com/gilaubry ]
27/28 November and 4/5 December at Hangar, Barcelona.
cost: 90 (cheaper in combination with other seminars, more info here:
[ lullcec.org/?p=1641&lang=en )
This activity is organized by l'ull cec with the collaboration of
Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts and Pro Helvetia. Supported
by Hangar and FreeSound.