In April and May, Ximena Alarcon has been conducting interviews with interdisciplinary academics and practitioners who use field recording and speech in their creative and research work. The interviews aim to understand the creative and technical processes and tools that they use in relation to the proposed framework, their challenges, ideas and priorities. Also, she has been gathering information about the latest technologies that have been developed to support the processes of interrogation and relational playback of non-musical sound, specifically field recordings and speech. For this, Sound Matters has received the collaboration from Frederic Font, from the Music Technology Group at the University Pompeu Fabra, and David Moffat, from the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) Research Group at Queen Mary University of London. Regarding re-use of sound and to understand the current national and local context of sound archives, she has received collaboration from James Knight, archivist working in the ‘Save or Sounds’ campaign which is creating the UK sound directory, and from Siân Mogridge, archivist from Hackney Archives.
Isobel Anderson, Sound Artist and PhD student, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Rupert Cox, Senior Lecturer Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
Peter Cusack, Artist and musician, researcher from CRiSAP, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Favourite Sounds
Prof. John Drever, Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Michael Gallagher, Musician, Lecturer and Researcher in Human Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University
Clay Gold, Sound Recording Artist
Holly Ingleton, Cultural Worker and Feminist Sound Studies Scholar
Prof. Cathy Lane, Composer, Sound Artist and Researcher, CRiSAP, LCC University of the Arts London.
Tullis Rennie, PhD Research Student, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Tom Rice, Lecturer in Anthropology, at University of Exeter
Dr. Adam Parkinson, Researcher at Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group, Goldsmiths, University of London
Mark Peter Wright, Artist-Researcher, CRiSAP, LCC University of the Arts London.
Andrea Zarza, Independent Researcher, Curator of World and Traditional Music, British Library
The results of these interviews will be consolidated into ‘stories’ and added to this blog from the 20th of May to the 17th of June, for the communities linked to the participants and the general public to comment and create discussions around these. Tune in!