Into the Maelstrom shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize

David Toop’s publication Into the Maelstrom has been shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize.

The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles including history, theory, biography, autobiography. Into the Maelstrom is one of eight shortlisted titles which include The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start and Testimony by Robbie Robertson.

Interview with David Mollin & Salomé Voegelin about their Art and Architecture commission ‘Kleefeld – Klangfeld’

LCC have interviewed David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin about their recent Art and Architecture commission to realise a public art project in Bern, Switzerland. The project Kleefeld – Klangfeld will, through infrastructure building (in 2017 – 2020) and participatory interventions (in 2020 – 2025), make the environment of a newly renovated local school in a multicultural area of the town into an Continue…

Share your favourite sounds of Hull

Peter Cusack’s Favourite Sounds project comes to Hull for 2017 as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 events.

The Favourite Sounds project aims to discover and celebrate what people value about the soundscapes of the cities, towns and neighbourhoods where they live and work. The project asks the seemingly simple question, ‘What is your favourite sound of London, or Beijing, or Prague, or…, and why?’ All sounds can be head on the favouritesounds.org sound-mapping site.

David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin awarded Art and Architecture commission from the Kunstkommission Bern, Switzerland

David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin lecturers in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication, have been awarded a CHF 175,000 (GBP 150,000) Art and Architecture commission from the Kunstkommission Bern, to realise a public art project in Bern, Switzerland.   The project Kleefeld – Klangfeld will, through infrastructure building (in 2017 – 2020) and participatory interventions Continue…

The Thing about Microphones

The Thing about Microphones by Mark Peter Wright in Leonardo Music Journal, December 2016.   Abstract: This article examines the microphone and its connective political and nonhuman ecologies. A media archaeological excavation of Leon Theremin’s role in the development of a specific bugging device (“The Thing”) facilitates discussion throughout. Situating the microphone within a networked history Continue…

‘The People’s Cloud’ by Matt Parker – Digital Album Released

The People’s Cloud is a documentary film that gets to the bottom of the internet. To celebrate it’s forthcoming release the original soundtrack is being released as a digital album – sharing an hour of field recordings, soundscapes and compositions produced exclusively from recordings taken during field trips to critical sites of media infrastructure.